When I am asked to describe myself, I often say I am a Reader, a Parent, a Partner, and a Library Director in Rochester, New York. I am very fortunate to lead both the Rochester Public Library and Monroe County Library System, two of the most innovative institutions in the region.
Books have been part of my life for as long as I can remember. Books were always around when I was growing up, and I ended up in a career that is based on books. As a librarian, I believe that reading, and understanding what you read, is the keystone to leading a successful, productive life.
I’ve been writing this blog for a long time. I write it because it helps me think about what I’ve read, and I read to understand the world in which I live. I also read just because I love a good story!
You can find me on LibraryThing, Goodreads and Litsy as PatriciaU, and Twitter as PatriciaU36. In the picture below, I am photographed in the glorious Harold Hacker Hall in the Rundel Memorial Library at the Central Library of Rochester (NY) and Monroe County, where I work. If you’re ever in Rochester, stop by. I can be reached via email at puttaro (at) libraryweb.org.
And here is a photo of the exterior of the Rundel Building, all lit up at night!
True story – A librarian who works in this building photoshopped the READ on top of the building, but I am working on getting one in real life!