The importance of fresh perspectives

22 Jun

Today two library cadets came over to my workplace to start spending some time learning our workflows. 

They are happy, confident, engaged, interested and energised.  Talking to them about Wednesday and the dreaded “hump day” paralysis, led to other connecting conversations and I finished up feeling relaxed and energised too.
After racking up 24 years myself, with accompanying cynicism, it’s going to be great to have people full of newly acquired information  to explore library services with – minus baggage. 
On a similar note, I recently attended a great conference without any librarians, aimed instead at the not for profit sector. The main topic, of connecting with community and supporting it’s growth was inspiring. Other themes explored about how to connect with your audience, identifying what you can offer and ensuring your solution fits those  needs were all common to my work – and hearing them outside of a library environment allowed me to really see them differently. 

So here’s to the energy of new ideas.  

On that note – a thankyou to my #blogjune colleagues Katie and Abigail who have shared their own thoughts on what energises them. 


2 Responses to “The importance of fresh perspectives”

  1. Rachel June 23, 2016 at 1:39 pm #

    I think all librarians should attend at least one non-library conference in their careers. Imagine what change would occur if this happened.

    • Ruth Baxter June 23, 2016 at 5:37 pm #

      Yes! Innovation and variety could abound.

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