I’m returning to an old friend in many ways.
On Monday, May 16, I’ll jump into my Chevy Cruze in the driveway of the Little Bitty in the Syracuse city neighborhood of Eastwood at about 8 o’clock and head north just a handful of miles.
Destination: The Liverpool Public Library.
She’s a beautiful sight, the lovely brick building sitting in the heart of the village of Liverpool. Onondaga Lake sits a mile from these walls. Some days I’m sure I’ll visit Onondaga Lake Park for a walk either before or after work.
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My job title will be public information assistant. I’ll be back in the field of communications.
Talks with Director Glenna Wisniewski and Community Relations Director Diane Towlson have me excited about my duties. I’ll be managing social media, working on the web site, taking photographs, shooting videos, meeting with members of the community, attending library events. I’ll be talking with interesting folks and spreading the word about happenings intriguing, significant and fun.
I’ll be writing stories and editing copy and correspondence.
I’ll work within the walls of the library and out in the community.
Glenna and Diane had me visit the Carman Community Room for a Board of Trustees meeting this week, to say hello, introduce myself and listen to these hard-working community leaders discuss the issues of the month. The budget vote is the day after I start, for instance, and all was laid out carefully. An impressive candidate up for a trustee seat also introduced herself. A nearby craft festival is the weekend after. The annual book sale is moving along.
I’m looking forward to turning the page and diving right in.
A lifetime lover of libraries, heading to work at one of the best ones in Central New York. Imagine that.
How do you remember feeling about the first day of a new job? How do you prepare for new starts in your life? What would you wear on the first day of the job?