july 19, 2013

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Forgiveness is the final form of love.” ~  Reinhold Niebuhr

the smart bunch
the smart bunch

As excited as I am about the new job, I’m going to really miss my colleagues in reference. This morning they had a breakfast pot luck, and was kind enough to invite me. I can’t sing their praises enough, as individuals and as a team. I admire and respect what they do. Reference librarians are some of the smartest people I’ve ever met. Their memory capacity is immense, and they’re incredible teachers – most people don’t realize that. I could never be a reference librarian for all those reasons and then some. I am ever so thankful for their kindness and friendship during my stay with them. I’ve never felt more welcome.

[Top: Jen Bartlett; Center Right: Beth Fuchs, Carla Cantagallo, Tari Keller (who’s actually in the Library Technologies Division with me); Bottom Right: Debbie Sharp, Sarah Vaughn, Jo Staggs-Neal, Jen Bartlett, Judy Fugate, and the top of Laura Hall’s head; Bottom Left: Sarah Vaughn, who is a great quilter; Center Left: all those people plus Jan Coburn, Rob Aken and Peter Hesseldenz]

february 13, 2012

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Today’s Affirmations are tomorrow’s reality.” ~ Joseph Anthony Amoroso

a kinder heart

I was recently moved to the main library. I’d been stationed here many years ago. It’s been a refreshing experience to come back, thanks in no small part to this woman, Carla Cantagallo. You’d be hard pressed to find a more honest, warm, and accepting person. We had a long and meaningful conversation that just made my day.  I hope it’s just the first of many to come.

Did I mention she’s the best reference librarian on the planet? Trust me. Ask her anything.