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New job. New office.

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I am extremely grateful to my Niagara Falls PL Trustees.  Not only am I grateful for beginning my new employment as the Executive Director of the Niagara Falls Public Library,  but of the many opportunities and professional challenges which will allow me to grow.    Above all,  I am grateful for the new office they have outfitted for me.

After 40 years of being untouched,  the Board has approved the purchase of new window coverings, new carpeting and new furniture for the administration area of the library.

I am very pleased to have the good fortune to work with Jerry and Kathryn of Buffalo Office Interiors and to benefit from their creative talent and eye for colour.  I would highly recommend working with Jerry and Kathryn as that they truly listened to what I had asked for, offered up creative solutions and created a very workable space for me and my staff.

The new Executive Director office will  feature a stand-up desk,  comfortable seating area,  sufficient storage to meet my needs, lighting with a USB charge port and  a solid wood conference table with a live edge ( I so was hoping for this.)  Ultimately,  Jerry and Kathryn created a very usable and versatile space to further library business.

And yes, I cried when the wooden slab top of the conference table was carried in.  I cannot imagine a more stellar piece of acacia to add a live zen quality to my new office.  Selecting the fabrics and finishes from colour samples was the fun part.  I believe that with Jerry’s professional guidance, we have found pieces which are soothing and calm in appearance, yet compliment the building’s mid-century Brutalist style.  Additionally, a few pieces of art from our Local History collection have been added to pay homage to our  Niagara Falls area.

The before…….


The during……

And the after….

Additionally, all library admin offices were freshened up with new carpeting and window treatments.  Files sorted and archived.  Goodbye faded orange broadloom! Hello, vibrant and soothing green carpeting.  Welcome to a more inviting space to conduct library business.

And Jeff the Moose approves of his new landing spot on my stunning acacia wood live edge table. Who wouldn’t?

Author: spotwin

While I am a librarian , I am a reading cheerleader. The purpose of this library blog is to better promote reading and information literacy to my community. I love books, reading with my son, properly placed apostrophes, canoeing, locating the nearest Starbucks, cheering the Montreal Canadians, and Cherry Garcia ice cream.

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