Thursday, February 28, 2013
Savvy's Southerly Sojourn
Our Li'l Rae of Sunshine is headed for the Sunshine State.
The Sunshine State From Space
My readers first met Savvy when I introduced her as MPL teen librarian. Now she's moving to Florida to become a collection development and social media librarian in a much larger public library system.
Savvy's impact on my Library and its patrons and staff has been, in a word, HUGE. Savvy was our inaugural teen librarian (previously, MPL's head of youth services--we all fondly remember Broadway Gal--was also teen librarian). Savvy revolutionized our Young Adult Zone (YAZ), introduced innovative teen programs and promotions, developed important initiatives for the Library, created blogs and other social media projects, and co-created (and co-starred) in MEG-A-RAE, a weekly readers' advisory video blog (vlog). This is just the tip of the proverbial iceberg, or, for a more southerly analogy, a single branch of the orange tree. (Okay, I like the iceberg better, even if it's a cliché.)
There simply isn't sufficient space here to celebrate Savvy's many wonderful achievements at MPL. So we'll give her our version of an Oscar.
MEG-A-RAE #27: A Very Special Oscars Episode
(Watch Savvy's "Acceptance Speech" at the 8:43-9:12 Marks)
Farewell, Savvy, on your new career adventure in a warmer, sunnier climate. Southerly is the operative word. Since her destination is surrounded by lakes, she will need one of these there. Just a heads-up, Savvy.
It's the Seaplane City, After All
Watch out for snakes. Just saying.
Your Roving Reporter On The Go,
Cauli Le Chat
P.S. Savvy will need to know what's happening in her new community so she can have some fun when she's not working (which is not to say that work isn't fun, too). This is what they had going in January, 2013.