In my own personal journey in dealing with my professional identity as a librarian, I’ve turned towards many things to help me sort out who I am and who I want to be. But my recent obsession with The Beach Boys and their music and history has taught me so much about the journey I’ve taken to reach this point.
To sum up my posts, these were the points I highlighted:
- YOU NEVER LOSE YOUR GIFT.
- EVEN IF THINGS DON’T GO AS PLANNED, IT’S NOT THE END OF THE WORLD.
- EXPERIMENT AND PUSH BOUNDARIES BECAUSE WHO KNOWS, YOU MAY END UP CREATING SOMETHING AMAZING.
- ALWAYS REMEMBER TO LAUGH.
- ALWAYS PUT YOUR HEART INTO IT.
- FOCUS ON WHAT YOU DO BEST AND DO THAT.
When I re-read my posts, it dawned on me that all of the things I learned were very human things. Going forward, I believe that this is where the libraries of the future will move ahead. Human interactions are at the core of what we do. They will trump any discussion on ebooks, content, materials, budgets, and more.
The patron that leaves with a smile are the best things we could have for us as we move forward.