Wednesday, July 05, 2006

Brian Bannon, librarian's hero.

Speaking of performance-anxiety-producing companions, my dear friend and colleague Brian Bannon has just, after several years at the Seattle Public Library, been appointed Chief of Branches at the San Francisco Public Library where he'll oversee 26 branches and their Branch Library Improvement Program. Anyone who's run into Brian's work for Seattle Public knows that he has the vision, talent and passion to take SFPL's branch spaces and service to fantastic heights. And because his enthusiasm for service and change in libraries is tempered only by his uncanny ability to actually get stuff done, he's a great model for librarianship, public and otherwise. As his colleague, I aspire to his greatness. As his friend, I am just damn proud.

Knock 'em dead, Brian Bannon. The Seattle Public Library (heck, all of Seattle) will miss you - but we wish you well!

4 comments:

Stephanie Librarian said...

He sounds like quite the inspirational figure!

Anonymous said...

What???? Brian Bannon??? are we talking about the same dude???? Come on..... it's a joke right????

Chrystie said...

Not a joke. I'm totally serious.

Anonymous said...

Brian Bannon is a truly inspirational figure. He is a legend in our times. I wish him all of the luck in the world!