General: April 2009 Archives

HIbernation's Over

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Okay, I'll admit it.  I miss the occasional 70 degree days in January in Raleigh, NC.  It's fair to say that Ohio doesn't really have any of those.  I do, however, prefer snow storms to ice storms, Canada Geese to mosquitoes, and Graeter's ice cream to just about anything.

But one of he most exciting events that happens in a central Ohio Spring is the end to the Winter's hibernation.  Dormant neighborhood streets are suddenly filled with kids on bikes, excited pets, and families squinting at the sun like bears emerging from caves.  People start eating outside, running errands at lunch, and the extra daylight makes non-work time all the more glorious.

I think today is that day.  Everyone I work with is great, but today the smiles were bigger, the jocularity was funnier, and the "spring" in people's steps seemed a little bouncier  I think the water even tasted better.

Next comes the energy and excitement that I always have an easier time equating with Springtime.  I can't wait to see what happens next.

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Andrew K. Pace

I am Executive Director for Networked Library Services at OCLC. I am also a past President of LITA. On occasion, I am known for pontificating "on stage, in writing, and via the web" on a variety of issues important to libraries.

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