I've been thinking a lot recently about the library program's focus. When I was in library school I learned about what the program "should" focus on. When I was hired to run my first library and library program I quickly realized that those "shoulds" didn't necessarily apply to my library. I agonized over focus for the first few months until I settled into a rhythm of programming that felt right. Then I worried because I wasn't so stressed about the program that I would dream libraries every night. Was I now being remiss in my attitude about the library program? I clearly wasn't ready to tackle writing a curriculum for the library (my end-of-the-year goal). The winter holiday break gave me some time to explore the professional blogs I respect most and catch up on my professional journals. I came across a slideshare of Tiffany Whitehead's that spoke about balance and really made sense to me. This is the balance that I will meditate on during the first part of 2014. I'll let you know what comes of those meditations.