Read this blog post!

Patrick Sweeney recently posted something on his blog that I think all librarians, particularly new ones, should read. While it’s called “Partying = Library Community,” its title is a little misleading because I found it to be more about the benefits of developing your own library community and network. As he writes,

“As I get older and watch the world around me I’ve come to the realization that the only reason that some people get ahead and others don’t is because of their social connections. If you look at people who are considered great and take a step back from the person, you’ll quickly see all the people around them that help them to make it happen. Nearly everyone, from politicians, to business owners, to movie stars got their start because of the people around them. If we want to get our start and get ahead as a profession, we need connections. No man is an island, Entire of itself.”

Good stuff! Just read it: http://pcsweeney.com/2012/08/14/partying-library-community/

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About bluestockinglibrarian

Anglophile, bibliophage + unabashed bluestocking. A teaching + learning librarian at Virginia Commonwealth University, a co-founder of the Virginia Library Association's New Members Round Table, immediate past president of the ALA New Members Round Table, and ALA Councilor-at-Large.
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