Branch Visits

Over the next couple of weeks my boss and I are going to be visiting a number of the branch libraries of GCLS.  Yesterday I got to go to two, Berea and Travelers Rest, both of which I had never been to before. 

I had a blast.

Part of my enjoyment, of course, was in getting to be out of the office almost all day long.  But i also really like being able to talk to different staff members and discuss what my department can be doing to provide them the most relevant training and development opportunities.  Everyone I met with yesterday expressed some great ideas, asked some pertinent questions, and all around seemed very receptive to suggestions of some future trainings.  It was a great experience.

I’ve enjoyed my position in the library systems Staff Development Department since taking the job back in July 2008, but I think yesterday’s two visits, were probably the most enjoyable things I have done yet.  If I can get a chance to visit branches more often I think it will be awesome.  I just feel that having the opportunity to meet with all staff is really helping me do the job I am suppose to be doing.  I hope the branches enjoy having us visit and don’t think of us as bureaucratic spies for the administration (admin doesn’t need spies, I thin that they might have a magic crystal ball that lets them know everything that is going on in the branches).

Good times all around, can’t wait to go visit more branches next week.

~ by Nathaniel on March 12, 2009.

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