The LRC staff gathered for a family birthday celebration the day before we were due to return from summer vacation. When driving there we librarians had this thought: "I wish I didn't have to drive to Des Plaines the day before I am set to start again for the fall..." Those thoughts, however, were washed away almost instantly. The three of us, who hadn't seen each other in two months, fell back into a rhythm of conversation and ease, just as though we were with our close family. And that makes sense, because we are family.
As we move into this new school year there is a sort of ease that I didn't experience before now. Likely because each year before this one brought some change or another. While none of these changes were bad; on the contrary, as they were all very positive, they brought with them a bit of anxiety and unknown, as change is often accused of doing. Now, we are filled only with excitement for the coming year, and the change that will inevitably come in the form of new students and staff, classes and opportunities.
We look forward to getting to know each of the new faces, and starting new programs to get students involved in our awesome Maine West Warrior culture.