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Monday, November 25, 2013

Monday Discussion: Thankful Edition

 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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6 comments:

John BPL RA said...

I'm thankful for my copy of the first three books of The Vampire Chronicles by Anne Rice bound into a single volume in silver and red leather.

BPL, Kathy said...

I am thankful for Ann Patchett's memoir which is sitting in my bag waiting for me!
I am also thankful to work in a profession that attracts amazing people who do amazing things and who are never afraid to share their successes.

Noreen said...

I am thankful for all the creative people out there that share what is in their thoughts and in their hearts with us through their writings.

Betty said...

I'm grateful to have the best job that anyone could wish for with the plus of working with the best people ever.

I'm also grateful for the endless supply of books that comes over the desk.

Mamie said...

I am also thankful for a wonderful library to direct - The Auburn (ME) PL ... a beautiful building, a fabulous staff, and great support from our community

As an aside, no one in my reading group enjoyed Atkinson's "Life after Life." Am anxious to read the review.

Cari said...

Oh, I'm also thankful for Life After Life! I loved it. Can't wait for the review.