Thursday, February 16, 2012
Farewell, School Media Master
School Media Master, a member of my Library's Circulation Team, and about whom we have blogged before, is the new children's librarian at Brownsburg (Indiana) Public Library. That will be a challenging and rewarding position, and we wish her well in her new adventures. We will miss her friendly customer service, skilled reference assistance, and good humor in the face of computer frustrations.
Every librarian has a demanding job, and librarians' skills are multifaceted, versatile, flexible, and diverse. They're just so darn clever! I should know--I've spent years hanging around my Library and have gotten to know many of them quite well. What impressed moi most about School Media Master was her relaxed, even-tempered persona. Nothing could derail her. That shows amazing poise, capability, and sophistication. Remember, not everybody I work with is so cool under pressure (e.g., Scowl-Face, if I were naming names. He puts the history in histrionics!).
Brownsburg Public Library (near downtown Brownsburg, Indiana)
(Photos courtesy of FunCityFinder.com)
Brownsburg Public Library (BPL) is a fine library with excellent facilities, as well as superb collections and technological resources. Most importantly, BPL is blessed with a highly-trained, helpful staff, who have a good sense of humor. (I've seen that video with Technigal and the other BPL staff. I'd show it here, if I could. You know I would.) Talented folks up yonder in Brownsburg.
BPL is familiar territory to some of our staff, as Technigal, who used to be Anime-Manga Gal, worked there until recently when she was promoted to full-time at my Library. (Score: MPL 1, BPL 0). But now, with its full-time acquisition of School Media Master, BPL has scored a goal (if this were soccer, or football as the rest of the world calls it). So the "staff hiring away" score stands tied at 1-1. When does the second half begin in this game? Do I have time to run to the concession stands?
Best of Luck, School Media Master,
Cauli Le Chat
MPL Roving Reporter
Staff News Beat
P.S. Enjoy the official video of Thrill the World, held on October 29, 2011, in Brownsburg, Indiana, at Brownsburg Public Library. The 24 dancers were styled after Michael Jackson's famous music video, Thriller (1983). Visit BPL's YouTube Channel to see more fun videos.