RA for All will be on holiday all next week, which means this is the last Monday before Thanksgiving for the Monday Discussion. Each year, I have asked you to chime in on what in your professional life you are most thankful for.
I'll go first.
I am thankful that although there is a lot of change going on at our library-- change in staff, change in director, change in an entirely new catalog, changes to our building coming soon---that our patrons keep coming in day after day, with their questions, reading requests, and eagerness to use our services. Things may appear to be in flux, but in reality, none of the most important things really change, The building and the books are firmly entrenched, and they not going anywhere!
Today is also book club day. I am thankful to each and every one of the members of my book club. We all learn so much from each other and we have fun together. Our meetings truly are the highlight of my month at work.
I am also thankful that the oft predicted demise of the printed book and libraries has not come to fruition. I am bombarded with emails on the hottest new books, my new shelves are overflowing with options for readers, and patrons have been leaving with arm-fulls of books all morning. People are reading lots of ebooks too. We keep adding more, but the ease of ebooks only appears to be adding to the amount they are reading in all formats. It is a boon for readers.
No matter where I work now or in the future, I will always be thankful for books.
For today's Monday Discussion, share what you are most thankful for in your chosen field of librarianship.
For past Monday Discussions, click here.
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