I Love Libraries!

Happy National Library Week! April 13-19, 2014, is a time to honor libraries and librarians for all they do to encourage reading and learning for enlightenment and enjoyment. I extend my deep gratitude to all the librarians who have helped and inspire me over the years.

I have many fond memories of visiting my local library as a child. My mother made our visits there a special treat to sort through and select just the right books to read over and over and over again at home for a few weeks. And then it was back to the library before the books’ due date to get more books.

As a grown-up, I enjoy a variety of libraries – public, school, corporate, and private. My husband and I have created an extensive home library with books on art, management, business, food, investing, historical biographies, local history, religion, classic literature, and fiction. We’ve even kept a few of our favorite college textbooks.

QSM office library 2014I also have my own business library with books that reflect my professional interests in:

  • Marketing and branding, especially services marketing
  • Employee engagement and HR/talent management
  • Nonprofit marketing, management, and leadership
  • Facilitation and training.

Among my most favorite office books are the invaluable reference, J. I. Rodale’s The Synonym Finderand the ever enjoyable, thought-provoking Orbiting the Giant Hairball by Gordon MacKenzie.

What’s in your home/office library? And what are your favorite books?



One Comments

  • Elaine Fogel April 14, 2014 Reply

    I agree that libraries deserve a celebration, Sybil. They have been valuable community resources for eons.

    My office library is bulging with many marketing, branding, speaking, and nonprofit books. However, since becoming a Kindle Fire owner, I read digital books instead. The only exceptions now are when friends send me copies of their print books. Those I keep forever. 🙂

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