“Call me crazy but I like to see other people happy and succeeding. Life is a journey, not a competition.” ~ Unknown
I don’t get out of the office very often – I get off campus even less – but today was a great day to do both. I had the opportunity to visit the Scott County Public Library with whom we have a partnership to produce oral histories. Their assistant director Kathy Vaughn-Lloyd, adult librarian Mike Key, and I all went through graduate school together. I hadn’t seen them since graduation over a decade ago. They, along with librarian extraordinaire Julia Taylor, gave me the five-dollar tour, and what a tour it was. Few public libraries are as well run as SCPL. I can’t say enough great things about the programs they have or the facilities they’ve put together for the community; from a recording studio to the awesome faux barn and trees in the children’s section. They’ve got it all. Plus, because Kathy went through Bill Marshall’s archives course, she had a good foundation to provide a processing area for their local records and ephemera. Bill would be proud. Shoot, I’m proud and I’m not even from Scott County! I didn’t think to do a photo while I was there, but I managed to snap their entrance on my way out. Awesome day with awesome people.