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On This Episode of Library Hoarders . . . ME

You see this file cabinet?

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When I got hired for my current job, this file cabinet was in the back office. Full of files put in there by my predecessor.

After I got hired I took a look in there and said, “I’ll wait a year and see if I end up needing any of those files before I start cleaning it out.”

That was a decade ago.

Two weeks ago I finally cleared it out, realized -surprise – I didn’t need any of that stuff, and got that giant clunker out of the office.

I, like many librarians (and people) can have a hard time parting with stuff. If you take anything away from this short story I hope it is this: don’t wait and see on the file cabinet. Get that old clunker out of there.

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About Travis Jonker

Travis Jonker is an elementary school librarian in Michigan. He writes reviews (and the occasional article or two) for School Library Journal and is a member of the 2014 Caldecott committee. You can email Travis at scopenotes@gmail.com, or follow him on Twitter: @100scopenotes.

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  1. Colby Sharp says:

    Well done, sir.

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