I’ve written before about how thankful I am that I am a librarian because it is really a wonderful profession. I’ve also written before about the peer group of librarians that has meant so much to me. So, this week’s post is a note of thanks for the last year. What. A. Year. Here are ten things I am thankful for 2015.
- I am thankful that is was an ACRL year and I got to see so many friends and be so engaged in the wonderful city of Portland. We academic librarians are so lucky to have ACRL. Seriously. Thank you to Erin and Amy for being great conference roomies. (I am really thankful also to the whole ACRL organization.)
- I am thankful that I stepped out of my comfort zone and wrote an article with Jessica about gender stereotypes. Related: I think I’ve really found a new passion and it has reinvigorated me. (Stay tuned for some more from #libleadgender).
- Big thank you to my dear old friend Megan who keeps me eternally grounded and reminds me that the important stuff in my life is really not about libraries.
- I am thankful that I get to teach in the Immersion program and meet so many wonderful librarians. Thank you to my peers in that program for being so giving, dependable, and trustworthy.
- A huge thank you to all of my Twitter librarian pals. You know who you are. Some of you are like family now and I wish we were having a big librarianfriendsgiving. I have learned so much from so many of you this year. Let’s keep doing that.
- A big hug and thanks to Jaleh for everything she has taught me and for all of her patience. (I owe you a Big Pepsi, at least.)
- Thanks to all of you who have sent me notes of encouragement this year when things felt really out of whack. Especially you Courtney!
- Thanks, hugs, and love to the best new branch manager in the world, Sara. I’m so grateful we are friends.
- Thanks to all of my “old” librarians at my FPOW. You all taught me so much and you *still* believe in me and that means a lot.
- Thanks to the faculty and staff who contribute so much to making my library the best it can be.
Let’s make #thankslibrarianship a thing. What are you thankful for?