Everyone once in awhile I stumble on a quote that just resonates with me and makes something much more clear. In this case this quote by Hélène Mialet,
“Someone who is powerful is a collective, and the more collective s/he becomes, the more singular they seem.”
I see INALJ in this same way. Though I do so much work on this and I am instantly recognized as the face of INALJ, Naomi House=INALJ, there are so many people past and present who have contributed as volunteers and to the larger conversation. The more INALJ grows the more it is because of all of these people who sacrifice time and energy to make job hunting easier for their fellow info pros and librarians.
I am indebted to all of you!
The rest of the article is fascinating and I am in no way, shape or form comparing myself or INALJ to the subject she is speaking about, Stephen Hawking, but it was an a-ha moment for me none the less.
As INALJ moves forward and makes some changes in February I will be adding bios and links to the various volunteers so they get named recognition beyond the first page in the Daily Jobs Digest.