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Thank You, Teachers and Librarians


Thanksgiving gives us the opportunity to reflect on what and who we are grateful for, but it also reminds us that expressing our thanks should happen year-round. Gratitude, after all, has numerous health benefits, including improved physical and psychological health. Expressing gratitude also has the ability to improve someone else’s well-being. Unfortunately, teachers and librarians rarely get the recognition they deserve.

Only 29% of teachers said that they had received recognition or praise for their work within the last seven days.

According to a Gallup employee engagement poll, only 29% of teachers said that they had received recognition or praise for their work within the last seven days. When recognition does finally arrive, it usually happens during the last days of the school year, before summer recess. Teachers and librarians work hard all year long. Recognition shouldn’t be limited to the last day of school.

At ProQuest, we recognize teachers and librarians for who they truly are: heroes. From all of us at ProQuest, thank you to teachers and librarians for your service and dedication. And Happy Thanksgiving!

How do you show gratitude? Share your thoughts with us on Twitter @ProQuest or in the comments below.

We Are ProQuest: What We’re Thankful For

Happy Thanksgiving from the ProQuest Team

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Thanksgiving is a time for family, friends, turkey-induced comas, long weekends, and of course, a time to reflect on what we’re thankful for in the past year. For this edition of our We Are ProQuest feature, our editors share what they’re grateful for this holiday season.


“I’m thankful that on October 13, I celebrated eight years as a breast cancer survivor. It really makes you so aware of how blessed you really are, and how grateful you are for each day that you are granted on this Earth!” —Becky Beville


“I am thankful for my family, my co-workers, and my friends.”–Jennifer Oms


“I’m thankful for my coworkers. I couldn’t have asked for a better bunch of people to work with. I went through a hard time last year and I’m very fortunate that I’m still here.”
Jaclyn Rosansky


“I am thankful for a happy and healthy pregnancy, my amazing husband who has put up with my pregnancy mood swings, and supportive and loving family and friends.”–Giselle Gerber


“I am thankful for neither needing nor wanting anything for Christmas.”–Jeff Wyman


“I am thankful for wonderful family and friends and the Florida sunshine”.–Ilana Cohen


“I am thankful for my two strong legs, which have carried me further than I ever thought possible!”–Jennifer Genetti


“I’m thankful for my family and I’m thankful that for 36 years I was able to have Thanksgiving with my dad.”–Michelle Brault


“Grateful to work for a company that values the whole person with incentives for health and volunteerism. Healthy happy people=great employees.”–Christie Riegelhaupt


“I am so grateful every day for the light, love, and laughter that surrounds my daughter…and I sure am grateful for her hugs! I am so thankful for the love and support of my family, for all that the Earth provides, and for all that is my life.”
Michelle Sneiderman


“Having moved here from Chicago almost fifteen years ago,  I am very thankful for the beautiful weather we have in Boca Raton, Florida, especially in the winter months!”
Kathy Starzyk


“I’m thankful for Loki, my Rat Terrier-Shar Pei-Pomeranian.”–Amy Shaw