I have spent the past 34 years as a librarian and teacher. During that time I have witnessed, advocated or rebelled against changes in both professions. Mostly, I have been in the forefront of change, as it is the only constant that demands both personal and professional growth.
Lately change has taken three forms: planning a new library media center for my school; implementing adult programs at a public library; and online course design.
The new elementary library will be the culminating piece of 20-plus years at my school. After that facility opens, I plan to retire and focus on course design, adult programming and consulting. In my spare time I plan to do what I cannot do now: advocate fiercely for libraries of all types and the librarians that man them.