Over the last few years of moving, divorcing, cleaning, etc. I’ve cleaned out a lot of old books, videos, and more. I am trying to keep things that are only truly meaningful, truly useful, and truly re-readable. I’ve . . . succeeded reasonably well.
But as I think of purchasing new books, new videos, I find myself asking what I will do when I am done. Do I keep them? Sell them? Gift them? Will I reuse them? Are they worth it?
This has me wondering what legacy I will leave in my life in the form of my own personal library. I realized in fact that what I have is a personal library.
Each book, each DVD, each manga, each thing I place in it is not just for me – it’s for friends, relatives, and those to come. When I am gone, it will be there.
This is also part of my motivation in turning my eBook only Focused Fandom books into print. It’s about a solid legacy.
We should all think like Librarians.
Steven Savage is a Geek 2.0 writer, speaker, blogger, and job coach. He blogs on careers at http://www.fantopro.com/, nerd and geek culture at http://www.nerdcaliber.com/, and does a site of creative tools at http://www.seventhsanctum.com/. He can be reached at https://www.stevensavage.com/.