The Great Divide

May 23, 2007 at 3:58 pm Leave a comment

Earlier this week I was in my 50s and now I’m suddenly in my 60s.  I feel as if I’ve passed over a great divide between the saavy, productive librarians and those who are in the process of being put out to pasture to await retirement.  I realize this is only a perception on my part, but it comes from years of reading magazines and watching movies and television about “senior citizens” and getting old.  Frankly, I don’t feel any older than I did last week, except that my back is still giving me the same trouble it did pre-birthday.  But now I find myself looking around at conferences and meetings to see if I’m the oldest librarian there.  I will be presenting at Internet Librarian 2007 this October, and I’ll bet I will be the oldest person doing a program.  Should it bother me – no.  Does it bother me – yes!  Will I stop trying to learn new things or striving to achive more in the coming years – Hell no!! I just wish I had some other 60ish librarians who were doing it too to keep me company.

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