I just had a chance to read the New York Times piece Breaking Out of the Library Mold, in Boston and Beyond and it really warmed my heart, specifically this brief quote from Katherine Taylor:
I’ve been hearing this from different news stories, librarian testimonials, and from the communities we serve: library usage is off the charts and our profession as a whole is doing a pretty dang good job at showing the value of libraries to our communities.
To this I say to everyone in the library profession: AWESOME work.
I think we are starting to see the fruits of our labor paying off. I’ve been involved in libraries since 2007 and have seen some rocky times. While our battle isn’t over (will it ever be? Nope) there are some sunny days ahead. Great job librarians of the world.