We’ve recently been interviewing candidates at my library. One of the most important questions that we ask is, “What do you love?”
Ok, that’s not exactly how we phrase it, but that’s what we want. What do you love?
One of the things that makes my library the vibrant and extraordinary place that it is, is that, as much as we are a community of staff members coming together for a common goal, we’re a community of individuals, and that individuality is important to us.
Today, I designed a display for our Harry Potter themed yarn bombing. #craftinglove
Next month, my boss will do a book club about a WWI book that I cannot imagine reading. #historybuff
In May, my Head of Adult will bring in an author who wrote about his life in the punk scene. #alternativeeducation
We are all different. And it’s those differences that allow our library to be an ever evolving organization. We can meet the needs of the many history aficionados in our service area, but we can also reach the crafters and the musicians.
It is not only in our unity that we are strong, but also in our diversity.