It’s the time of year that many of us look back over the last 12 months, take stock, and make goals for the new year. I’m happy to say that 2007 has been a very good year for me in many ways. I was hired at the Albany Library in February and am now fortunate enough to work within my own community and walk to my job. Thanks to the Friends of the Library, I was able to buy lots of new books for the Teen area and freshened up the collection quite a bit. I read lots of great teen good teen books and attended some workshops that gave me new ideas for teen services. I met dozens of new coworkers (although it may take years before I meet everyone in this countywide library system!). I found a great new tutor for our Homework Center, and through her hard work it continues to operate at capacity. Best of all, I met a number of teens who are interested in getting involved in the library, either as volunteers or charter members of the teen advisory group (which meets next on January 19, by the way!). My goal for 2008 will be to build on the contacts and knowledge I’ve gained this year and breathe new life into the resources and services the library provides for Albany teens. What would you like the library to do for teens next year?