Blogger Meg Smith

Lessons I’ve Learned Since Library School

We have our future planned out, but as they say, life has a way of happening to us while we were making other plans.  Just when we think we have it all figured out, our experiences have a way of surprising us. In library school we all visualized what the future would hold, but reality may have taught us some new lessons.  What do you wish you learned when you started library school that you know now as a professional librarian?  For me, life as a children’s librarian (and now as a branch manager) has provided me with at least three major life lessons, and I’m sure the future will only bring more. Change Your Perspective     When I began my first position as Youth Services Manager, I viewed children’s services as a department within the greater library system.  In my mind, it was a critical part within library services, but it…