Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Serving Others


Serving others is a privilege, especially when serving people who are less fortunate than we are. In most cases, service is equally if not more beneficial to both the recipient and server. In fact, several studies have linked higher self-esteem, happiness, and overall physical health to serving and helping others in need. Working for public libraries enables us to exercise this privilege and connect people to information and resources that will improve the quality of their lives. Subsequently, many of those people will do the same for someone else thus continuing the cycle of service.

If you would like more information on how to serve, where to get started, or great examples check out the following books.

Dare to Serve: How to Drive Superior Results by Serving Others / Cheryl Bachelder

The Customer Rules: The 39 Rules for Delivering Sensational Service /  Lee Cockerell

Anointed to be God's Servants: How God Blesses Those Who Serve Together / Henry Blackaby and Thomas Blackaby

Helping People Win at Work: A Business Philosophy Called "Don't Mark My Paper, Help me Get an A" / Ken Blanchard, Garry Ridge

The Help One Another Club, Inc.: People Helping People / by Geraldine H. Moore

Let’s approach the New Year with a heart of gratefulness and service and change the world one life at a time.

Karnecia Williams
Inglenook Branch Library

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