photo of Project SET participant C.M. FlynnIntroducing C.M. Flynn! They are the Circulation Librarian/Circulation Associate at the Young Library, Smith College and the Clapp Memorial Library, Williston Northampton School. Recently we had a chance to ask Flynn what attracted them to Project SET.

“I love being a part of a continuously learning community, which is why I sought out Project SET. One of my colleagues from slis west mentioned it to me and after reading the description, it seemed like a great fit! As a new professional in the field, it’s refreshing and fantastic to have opportunities to expand up on one’s own knowledge base and skill. I see it as a way to showcase my skills, as well as strengthen areas I know I need to improve upon. I feel energized hearing about what my colleagues are working on or thinking about. Each of us brings something unique to the table and its fabulous to be able to support and bolster each other as opposed to working in isolation. Being part of the Project SET program, will further develop my ability to present ideas clearly whether it be to colleagues or unique user groups. It will also increase my confidence in terms of being a leader. When ideas are executed and articulate well this not only helps the organization, but also the people. I feel as though the better informed and out together we are, the better we can assist our user groups. It’s my hope that Project SET will provide me with helpful tools particularly with regards to public speaking and gaining confidence speaking to large groups. Let’s face it, addressing a large group effectively can be pretty nerve wracking.”

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