Library Photo of the Month–September 2015

Milwaukee Public Here are some exterior shots of the Milwaukee Public Library. This is the Central Library. Isn’t it beautiful? I don’t have interior shots to share today, but I know it has been extensively remodeled and updated inside.

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I really love those outdoor umbrellas; I don’t know why!

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A Library Doesn’t Need a Steamroller

A library (or any business/organization) doesn’t need a steamroller.

steamrollerThat is, of course, unless the business is a construction company.
Or, perhaps, if your library is in the process of constructing a new building.
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Tweet, Tweet!

tweetHere’s what folks on Twitter are saying about libraries.

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Let Them Know You’re Here!

mouthThe Deschutes Public Library System (Oregon) filmed some Q&A sessions with some community members about their library. “People felt guilty about not knowing about their library.”

 

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Summer in the City

“Back of my neck getting dirty and gritty.”

So go to the library and cool off! :-)

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You Need A Scorecard. . .

You need a scorecard to keep track of who is running for President in the U.S. score Continue reading

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Life Doesn’t Wait While You’re Planning

visionI’ve talked about the importance of planning, including vision, before.

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Market your Library

So, your library has lots of great things, offers lots of great services, but nobody knows about them. The answer, my friends, is marketing. sandwich board Continue reading

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How’d You Do?

How did you do on this list of 21 Books from the Last 5 Years That Every Woman Should Read?

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I’ll Have My People Call Your People

I don’t have “people.” Heck, I don’t even have an office, a real job, or a department. But if I did, I’m pretty sure I’d find this article on building workplace relationships helpful.

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