Max Bowman is the Assistant Director of Public Services for Colby College Libraries. In this role they lead a great group of colleagues who are responsible for many of the libraries' most essential services, including staffing service points, stacks maintenance, and resource sharing. Max has worked in academic libraries for over 20 years, 17 of which preceded earning their MLS degree from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Their varied experiences working in staff roles, primarily in technical services, encouraged them to seek out positions that offered opportunities to lead, particularly in areas where labor is consistently devalued. Their research and general interests include knowledge sharing, peer support, staff morale, ILL, and celebrating their colleagues.