Better Than a Fruitcake!

Kevin King —  December 22, 2015 — Leave a comment

6a0112796f38d028a401675fa3c5f4970bDuring the holiday season we all get crazy busy, so it is difficult to remember to take time to recognize. This year during our annual department celebration I made it a point to make sure that I held up the accomplishments of the staff. What I did was asked each of them ahead of time to be prepared to talk about their favorite memory or accomplishment in the past year. This task did two things, 1) staff were able to share want gave them joy at work and 2) it gave me a chance to publicly thank them for being a part of that joy. Hearing the great things we did throughout the year made us all happy in the end!

So before the year is over, take the time to spotlight the great work your team accomplished over the past year. If at all possible acknowledge it publicly because that gift is better than a fruitcake.

On behalf of all the LL&F contributors, we would like to wish you a very Happy Holidays! 

Kevin King


Kevin King is the Head of Branch and Circulation Services at the Kalamazoo (MI) Public Library. Previously Kevin led Teen Services at KPL, where he helped build a nationally recognized program. Kevin has presented all over the country on many topics including teen services, innovation, graphic novels, and programming. As a member of ALA, YALSA, PLA and the Michigan Library Association, Kevin has served on various committees and has luckily won a couple of awards. In his spare time Kevin obsesses over the Detroit Tigers, listens to music and does his best to be a kick ass dad to Abigail and Rachael.

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