[Libs-Or] I Closed a Library System Today

OLA President olapresident at olaweb.org
Wed May 31 19:39:15 PDT 2017

Very well said, thank you, Harold. We who love libraries stand with you, we will always work to serve our communities, as it is the work we're meant to do. 
I know I remain hopeful for Douglas County, and other counties in crisis, because dedicated people like you are out there. Until those doors open again, though, we all have a heavier heart. So, as you say, let's continue to use our voices to help each other.
Let's look ahead to a bright (if unknown now) future for Douglas County Libraries.

> On May 31, 2017, at 6:12 PM, Harold A. Hayes <hahayes at co.douglas.or.us> wrote:
> Where does one begin…? First, with a ‘thank-you’ to all of you for your support.
> Two months ago I had the ignominious opportunity to close ten libraries and today I closed the 11th. The Douglas County Library System is gone. Personally, professionally, and as a member of my community the loss is profound.
> Changes abound around us – it has always been so. But, do not let yourself become complacent. Live with courage! Do not think that your voice cannot be heard, but rather be a point around which others can rally. Strive for that which is good and will benefit the individual, the family, the neighborhood, and the community. And by community, I mean the world! Libraries need to be a part of our world.
> Ambitious? Maybe so. I guess you could sit on the sofa and watch reality TV instead. But what I propose is way more fun and less fattening.
> Before things became so serious here in Roseburg – and at other jobs I’ve had in the past – I liked to tell my employees, “Have fun! If you’re not having fun, your fired!” So, in a similar vein, don’t take things too seriously. After all, it is only the future that is at stake.
> Harold A. Hayes
> Library Director
> Douglas County Library System
> 1409 NE Diamond Lake Blvd.
> Roseburg, OR 97470
> 541-440-4311
> hahayes at co.douglas.or.us
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