The Rochester Area Library System Directors put on a breakfast at HPL this morning to thank our area legislators for their support of libraries. I had an extremely minor role in all this (by which I mean I reserved the meeting room, showed up early this morning with my keys, and smiled a lot at everyone who put this together–I smiled a lot at the staff, too, who graciously stepped in and helped, bless them), but then I got to enjoy all the fun of 105 people in my library, which I loved. A lot of the people who came were other directors, board members, people from the town I work in, and, obviously, the legislators, so I never sat down or stopped talking.
Plus there was coffee!
During the presentation part of the session (I did stop talking then), they showed this video, which I thought I’d share here. The whole business made me wish we got these groups of people together more often. The organizers did a fantastic job of having enough structure to make the event worthwhile while also making it informal enough that people talked and mingled and seemed to feel comfortable. It was energizing to see that many people all in a room talking about libraries.
And later on when the event was over, I got to do some library work–analyzing a study, proctoring a test, helping a woman set up an email account. I cleaned the reference desk, which is something I like to do on Fridays. I sharpened the pencils.
I don’t know why I ever thought I might not love being a library director. This is a fantastic job.