When speaking and presenting, I usually include the following two images:
Well, it is that time for me. I have deeply enjoyed the challenges and opportunities at Messenger Public Library of North Aurora, IL. Together, we have shifted the library from a culture that resists change to a culture that embraces change (at least sometimes). I have worked with a wonderful and dedicated staff. My former director allowed me the freedom to take risks, fail, and improve services in the process.
On an individual note, while at Messenger I married the woman of my dreams. She has begun to co-author my story and partake in my journey.
So today makes the end of a chapter, but maybe the beginning of a new story. I recently wrote to two new Board Members at Highwood Public Library that “I believe that Highwood Public Library is entering an exciting and defining era, and know that this journey will be challenging, fun and rewarding for all involved.” Well this is true of my life as well.
So here’s to change; not little change, but BIG CHANGE. Here’s to making a genuine difference in the lives of library members and staff. And here’s to you for coming along for the beautiful ride.