As we enter a season of thanks and giving I find myself reflecting on the many good things in my life. Here are just a few.
My life partner, favorite travel companion, and fellow librarian Ken Bignotti, who told me five years ago I would one day become MiALA’s President (and I laughed)!
The World’s Cutest Manx Cat, aka my rescue boy Buddy. We just celebrated his 14th “Gotcha Day”, a milestone we weren’t sure he’d make due to a recent cancer diagnosis. But six months later he’s still here and he’s constantly begging for treats!
My mom, Carrie Johnson, who by the time you read this will have blown out 98 candles on her birthday cake. I’m not sure that she really knows what I do for a living, but she’s always been supportive and seems proud that I’m doing it!
And of course the many smart, dedicated,and hard working Board members, IG and Committee Chairs, and other volunteers from libraries across the state that are the heart and soul of MiALA!
Another aspect of MiALA that I am thankful for is that we are not yet big enough to be intimidating, yet established enough to be on solid footing. There are many opportunities for engagement and you don’t have to have an “in” to get involved. Some commitments may require attending a monthly meeting. Others may focus on a single event or short-term initiative. No matter what your professional passion or area of interest may be, there is a place for you! Feel free to reach out to me or any Board member and let us help you find your fit.
Be sure to also check our homepage for virtual meet-ups, webinars, and other educational opportunities sponsored by our IGs.
Be good to each other, and wishing you all a reflective and enjoyable Thanksgiving recess.