I soon found myself reflecting on my past experiences as a school, public, and special librarian. How had I possibly changed the lives of students, patrons, or my clients when my services involved:

How many budding Steve
Jobs do we encourage by
our work?

So often we go about our daily routine helping people, but not giving much thought to the impact we may have on others with the information we share, the book we recommend, or the smile or kind word we offer to a child, a teen, mother in a hurry, or elderly person who lives alone. We need to remember that as librarians we help people start the story of their lives. We provide possibilities as we open up new worlds for others. We help transform people’s lives, we give people hope, we give them a future, we help create possibilities and we help people succeed.

I know I am sharing possibilities in my daily encounters, are you? VL