Everyone makes mistakes, but how many of us embrace them as learning agents? This was one of the main points I took away from the #alaac16 ALSC President’s Program: Libraries – The Space to Be. Marty Sklar, of Disney fame, spoke about how he created “The Goof” to reward those that made mistakes. Sounds crazy at first, right? But what I realized is this – by embracing, and learning from, my mistakes and my staff’s mistakes – the library becomes a stronger, better place. I might have to create my own reward program when I get back to library land, thanks to Sklar and his ability to dream big and recognize the strength of both success and failure.