Wednesday, October 29, 2008

"Change is inevitable...except from a vending machine."

So I begin with a humorous quote from Robert C. Gallagher, author of The Express - the story of Ernie Davis - a football player who was diagnosed with leukemia during his rookie NFL season.

Change is inevitable, and when you're lucky, it is absolutely and undeniably for the better! I'm Holly, Russell County Public Library's new Technology Coordinator and Administrative Assistant. Many of you know Karen, my predecessor. Well, she decided to move on and I have the privilege of filling her position here at the library. I thought that a short introduction would be more than appropriate!

I'm not from these parts; I was born and raised in the grand, flatland state of Georgia (extreme Southwest Georgia at that!). My husband and I were hired to work for CGI here in Lebanon, so we relocated to the mountains and are having such a wonderful time so far! While he still works for CGI-Federal, I decided to move on to a position more suited for my skills and interests. Karen had just resigned when I found the online job posting for the library, which also happened to be around the very time I resigned from CGI. Needless to say, I made it through the interview process, fell in love with Lebanon just a little bit more, and was pleased to discover that I had gotten the job! I've been here for about two weeks, and I learn something new and wonderful every day!

If you ever have any technology- and/or computer-related questions, please do not hesitate to come in to the library and ask for me. I will be of as much help as possible! Technology can be a very dark venture into the unknown for most, therefore I'm available to help travellers down its path - one problem at a time! I have a Bachelor's degree in Information Technology from Georgia Southern University, so even if I don't immediately have the answer to your question, I know how to find it!

As J.K. Rowling said, "Never trust anything that can think for itself if you can't see where it keeps its brain. "

I look forward to meeting and working with you!

~Holly Holland

1 comment:

Russell County Public Library said...

You are so upbeat! I just hope we don't wear you down! Welcome to the library and a new adventure.

Did we tell about the part of your job where you either teach short computer classes or schedule the rest of the staff to do so?

Okay everybody, tell Holly what classes you are interested in! We may not schedule anything until the New Year, but cast your votes for what you want to learn by contacting Holly.