“but in the end, a lot of it’s about your outlook…”
This quote from Anne Kraemer’s book, Going Gray, caught my eye because it relates so perfectly to libraries. Mark, a real-life Hollywood screenwriter says,
“You can dye your hair…and you can have all the plastic surgery you want until you look ridiculous, like morning talk show hosts who’ve had so much work done they almost look like they’ve been a burn victim, but in the end, a lot of it’s about your outlook, your mind-set.
You simply can’t walk into a room complaining that movies aren’t as good as they used to be, or that ‘kids today know nothing.’ It tags you as being out of touch the same way you’d be out of touch if you said you didn’t use e-mail, or you didn’t understand or weren’t interested in things like MySpace.com or blogging. As a writer or director out here, it’s your job to stay current and youthful. You may not like video games, but you’d better know about them and recognize their importance.”
This just drove home the point once again for me that staying current means staying relevant, both personally in terms of staying on any sort of career track, but perhaps more importantly, for the library as a whole, so that the community continues to realize that libraries have a lot to offer.
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