Sorry I’ve been out of the loop the last week, I’ve been on vacation and enjoying my birthday! More to come on that in the future.
This week is extra special, this will be my 100th post! However, this post isn’t about me, it’s about everyone who has made this blog possible. I’d like to take this post to thank those people who have helped me out over the life of this blog.
I’ll start off with thanking my first follower/commentator msnoseinabook. You’re that $1 on the wall in my coffee shop!
To my library mentors, I’d like to thank MJ, Edenia, Sol, Gene, Katy and others for teaching me over the years and showing me how to be a real leader. In that same vein, I want to thank Delonda and Anita for being the best bosses a person could ever have. Special thanks for Dr. Christie Koontz for being a great professor, an inspiration, and I wish you the best for your retirement next year!
For those fighting with me in the trenches, I want to thank Shane, Rachel, Barrett, Josh, Mara, Dakota, Aida, Marilyn, Sheree, Jamie, Ricci, Kelly, Julia, Meredith, Jacqui, Martha, and many others. Together, we’ve helped many people.
Although I’ve been away from home, having great coworkers makes it much easier…Thank you to Tina, Christina, Tinachris (it’s a nickname), Lalli, Lily, Angelica, Norma, Coiette, Yvonne, Anita and everyone else at work who makes my job feel like Disney World. Another special thanks to Heather, Keoni, Colleen and Roy – they’re not coworkers, but they’ve helped me call Houston home.
Every good librarian needs friends outside the library world to keep them sane sometimes, and I would definitely be insane without my non-library friends. Dylan, Grant, Maya, Caitlin, Troy, Kayla, Amy, Rheanna, Dave, Barrett, Donny, Justin, Jovon, Zoe, Zack, Jeanell, Beth, Sean…I’d be here all day if I listed every single person!
Finally, I want to thank my family for their unrelenting support and all that they do for me. Alex, Bill, Ashley, Nigel, Upuli, Pop…
Saving the best for last, I’d like to thank my mom. Since she’s family, a friend, a mentor and a library person herself, she gets her own dang category. Thanks, Mom!
Justin Brasher, Brash Librarian