Celebrating Things Already Accomplished

You remember this post about my impossibly long list of responsibilities and things to do?

Well…they’re almost all accomplished.


That’s right, kids. I’m a boss.

I met my  branch outcomes by offering (between February and May) 8 adult programs, 4 teen programs, 22 computer classes, and 32 storytimes.

Jebidiah Atkinson is NOT impressed.

Came up with an all star line up for the summer that includes (I kid you not) Harry Potter’s Birthday Bash and Hobbit Prom.

Jebidiah Atkinson is NOT impressed.

Memorized the names and reading preferences of at least a dozen patrons and started killing it on reader’s advisory.

Jebidiah Atkinson is NOT impressed.

(Fine I’ll stop that.)

I hosted 5 classes for library visits and also went to a school for a Read Across America event.

Then I noticed how much we need a storytime that’s geared toward ESL families and started researching and asking for guidance in creating just such a thing.

I was walking around the park next to my primary library and said, “wouldn’t it be nice to have a storywalk here?” So that’s in the works.

I noticed the circulation in my secondary branch is dropping quickly and that program attendance is terrible. So I started strategizing on ways to peform outreach and create new services. I planned to set-up at the Farmer’s Market over the summer and visited the local school librarian for her ideas. I decided that an afterschool program is very much needed in that community and I’m working on that.

Finally, I responded to my need for a team by asking my director if I could lead some team building activities with the librarians in other branches.

So along with looking ahead and really feeling like I still stress over day to day drama, I’m super proud of the progress I’m making here.

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