I began to realize how important it was to be an enthusiast in life. If you are interested in something, no matter what it is, go at it full speed ahead. Embrace it with both arms, hug it, love it and above all become passionate about it. Lukewarm is no good.
Much thanks to Marie Reist, librarian at a public library in Oklahoma, for taking these pictures of attendees! She tumbls at http://thismostamazingday.tumblr.com/ and can be found on twitter
First row: JoAnn Conlon, Director of Innovative Media Resource Systems at Spring Branch ISD, Houston, TX
Second row: Robert Young, Public Services Librarian, public library, Texas;
Debora, Librarian, public library, Texas.
Third row: Lynn Head, Librarian, middle school library, Texas;
(left to right) Karen, assistant to library director, public
library, Texas. Christina, Youth Services Librarian, public library,
4th row (left to right): Holly, MLIS student and graduate assistant,
Texas. Nora Ohnishi, MLIS student, Texas. Sarah, MLIS student, Texas.
5th row: Cody, Dean of Library Services, academic library, Texas;
(left to right): Rosie, high school Librarian, school library, Texas. Tanya, library assistant, high school library, Texas.
6th row: Karen Yarbrough, job seeking Librarian, Texas.
I had SO much fun doing this! Thank you to everyone who graciously agreed to pose - I only wish I’d have had time for more.
Life tip: bring a book with you everywhere you go
Life pro tip: bring two, in case you finish the first one.
Bigger life pro tip: Bring a kobo/kindle with you everywhere so you have an entire library with you at all times.
Ultimate life pro tip: live in a library and never ever leave.
Supreme life tip: Become a library
Long live the new flesh.
Count the shadows.