Bullet Point : “We live in Shakespearean Times” is an older post on Virtual Dave… Real Blog aimed squarely at librarians, but I think it may apply even more to support staff, as we are in even less of a position to add our voices to policy or to add our ideas to projects.
Read the post, watch the Kenneth Branagh video clip, and think about what options exist for you when you have ideas and energy to contribute. If you cannot express yourself in your workplace, find an outlet for your productivity.
- Getting together with coworkers and colleagues to brainstorm and network – you never know what could come of this sort of collaboration.
- Offer your services to libraries that might want to do more, but don’t have the resources – small public, church, and organization libraries are often a few steps behind where they would like to be.
- Do it yourself – depending on what you have in mind, you can simply apply it to your own personal situation. Even if you only set up a prototype, you will then have that knowledge and experience in your “toolkit”, and you can never predict when or how this will benefit you (and others) in the future.
It is amazing what even a single individual can accomplish… you simply need to provide the time and attitude to make it happen.
found via a FaceBook post by Buffy Gunter Hamilton