I hesitated posting about this not because I didn't have or couldn't come up with any goals for 2015, but because if I put them here... I have to do them! (Or feel the epic shame of saying I'm going to do something and then not do it. Here's looking at you 2013 Reading Challenge). But of course I resolve to rock it in 2015-- I want to rock life each and every day I have.
So, three things.
1. I've been in my current job for coming up on 5 years. When I started, I went through every closet, cupboard, drawer, file, nook, and cranny that had youth stuff in it. I got rid of a lot. But... now I'm letting the stuff I've been accumulating all on my own pile up, and it's time to purge again. As a small budget/small staff library I have a hard time getting rid of things I might use someday, but I think 2015 is the year. I'm giving myself permission to let it go.
2. In 2014 I started trying to get a handle on what I weed when, so that I make my way through the collection on consistent basis. Towards the end of the year I was experimenting with ways to track what is being added to the collection from my standing order plans and planning for filling in areas of the collection that will be in need of refreshing. I'd like to continue to work and play around with the way I incorporate collection development into all of the things I'm responsible for. I want collection work to be a priority, without taking up piles of my non-existent time a week.
3. I really struggle with reading children's fiction. We also know I really struggle with reading challenges. So, in order to be a better reader's adviser, I'm choosing one children's fiction book a month to read. I'm not going to set any more parameters than that, in the hopes that spontaneity will encourage me to complete the challenge.