It's that time of year again. With Thanksgiving only a few days away, today's Monday Discussion is an annual tradition.
What are you thankful for? Let's keep it book and library related though.
I'll go first.
I know I say it every year, but it bears repeating. I am thankful for the patrons of the Berwyn Public Library. Their love of us and all we do for them is the reason I come to work every day. I am thankful that I help them to discover great books and that they want to talk to me about them. I am thankful that they appreciate us and all that we do.
I am also thankful for my wonderful colleagues, both here in the Chicago area and all over the country. I love sharing ideas with all of you and collaborating on projects and programs. I am thankful many of you want me to train you, but I as thankful as I am to share my knowledge and opinions with you, I am equally as thankfully for the things you share and teach me.
In terms of specific books, I am thankful for Kate Atkinson. Every book she writes is fabulous. I will have my review of Life After Life up later this week, but I can tell you now that I thought it was pretty much a perfect book.
Finally, I am thankful for simply being able to sit here, at the desk, right now, staring out at a sea of books. I am surrounded by them. The possibilities for what to read and where these books can take me are endless. I will never run out, and rather than be upset that I will never get to read them all, I am thankful that they will always be there for me no matter what. And all of those books also give me thousands of opportunities to help a patron find their next good read.
Now it's your turn. For the Monday Discussion, share what you are thankful for in the RA world.
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