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January 03, 2010

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Jen Waller

I'm glad to read about the upcoming projects, but I was really pleased to read about your Dylan binge. He's a poet and an important voice in U.S. history. In some ways he reminds me of Whitman!

Looking forward to following your "more to come."

brian

I think the movie I'M NOT THERE really helped move me toward Dylan. Plus not being in ATL anymore I have less exposure to hip hop and modern music. I like the angry or vengeful Dylan best. I think it is part of a larger classic rock movement in my mind right now-- neil young, nin, beatles, all those groups from 20th century.

stevenb

I understand wanting to take a break and make a commitment to staying at one's library and focusing attention on local projects, but I do think there is something to be said to taking opportunities to travel, visit other libraries and meet colleagues from other parts of the country. That gives you a chance to get exposed to new ideas and be inspired to try new things. One of the things you do as a leader is lead by example, and by getting out on the road on occasion you can encourage others to do the same. Visiting other libraries and getting out for presentations is a form of continuing education for librarians. I totally support your plan for 2010, but I just wanted to share a "other side of the coin" thought. Strange, I didn't see anything in this post about getting back to posting at DBL.

lisa

I love this post and feel they same way. I'm kinda tired... So I thought I would share these two resources:

1. "How Do You Say No" at http://inthelibrarywiththeleadpipe.org/2009/how-do-you-say-no/.

2. The Power of A Positive No" How to say No and Still Get to Yes" by William Ury.

You can't do everything and do anything well so taking a break to get centered and get some rest is wise.

Lisa

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