I don’t normally make New Year resolutions. I’m of the opinion that if you are deeply passionate about changing a habit, you would have already started. So instead, I like to make a list of potential projects. And 2013 almost certainly will be a year of big projects. Here are a few, in no particular order:
- Spend more time reflecting on the future of libraries: write and do
morebetter (which includes working more closely with ALA/ACRL)
- Continue a habit of reading: I read more books last year than the past 5 years combined
- Bring library professionals together often: and for the purpose of improving our world (nothing less)
- Always be mindful that time is a restricted resource: you can’t get more of it, so don’t give it away to just anyone or anything
- Streamline my online presence/tools: I like to do a complete makeover every 2-3 years
- Become a father: in mind and in fact… it’s five months away
- Kill the bamboo: it’s taking over my backyard
- Shift professional focus to teaching: the benefits of this go far beyond just the experience gained
There are other projects patiently queued on my to-do list, but these are the ones that have been on my mind most of late. Here’s wishing you and yours a productive, innovative, and immersive new year.
photo credit: ell brown on flickr.