Over the past 9 years I've spent the majority of my energy and my time trying to help libraries, their communities, and library workers and board member move forward into a future - a bright and successful future. I feel that most days I am unsuccessful with this endeavor and I struggle with what to do differently. I was inspired when I read yesterday's blog post by Seth Godin. I hope library workers and board members will take this to heart. I know I do.
"The most effective, powerful way to envision the future is to envision it, all of it, including a future that doesn't include your sacred cows. Only then can you try it on for size, imagine what the forces at work might be and then work to either prevent (or even better, improve on) that future and your role in it.
It's not disloyal to imagine a future that doesn't include your founding precepts. It's disloyal not to."