Next week will be our last at SPL and for me, it’s a bit bittersweet. I am sad to be leaving the library but beyond grateful to have had the opportunity to work here with dedicated staff and often equally dedicated patrons. I can confidently say that if it were not for the two semesters I spent at SPL, I would be at home quietly freaking out, uncertain as to what I was getting myself into. Instead, I am confident that I would like to work with teens, open to the idea of working with adults or teens, willing to start anywhere at a library (well, almost) to work my way up, entertaining the idea of working in a school library if not a public one, and have some very necessary experience under my proverbial belt.
What can I really say but thank you and don’t make me go? In a very sentimental fashion, Skokie Public Library will always be my first adult library love so naturally, I will remember this forever. Ok, I’m going to go now before I cry in front of small children at the YS desk.
Thank you to everyone, especially Richard, Leah, Laurel and the entire LE department. You have been so welcoming and have spoiled me silly with your hospitality and immense knowledge. It’s been a pleasure, maybe you’ll see me here again as an employee in the near future.