Category Archives: Acceptable Behavior

Feedback, not Criticism

In a workplace, whether it’s a library or some other organization, we need rules for employees, and we need to get along and work together. Really, it’s the same as in a home and family. We need to meet certain … Continue reading

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Keep an Open Mind

Since I am not an overly happy person myself, I feel a lot of empathy for those who suffer with ongoing depression. As a (retired) librarian, it is logical for me to think about and explore ways that libraries and … Continue reading

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What’s Wrong With This Story?

Oh dear.  I have heard the theme of the blog post Kicked Out of the Library (from Pam Librarian) before.  I have to say, I find it sad. I understand the need for quiet spaces in public libraries.  But I … Continue reading

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More About Guns in Libraries

Why Seattle Public Library Surrendered Its Gun Ban.  (KUOW Public Radio, Seattle) I’m still not a fan.  Make your own decisions.  Know  the state and federal laws and have your policies in place. 

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Guns in Libraries? No, Thanks.

The article Taking Aim at the Reality of Guns in Libraries (AmericanLibrariesMagazine.org) takes a thorough look at state laws throughout the country, and how they relate to the right of libraries to declare themselves gun-free zones. Wherever you stand on … Continue reading

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“Nope. Sorry. Not my Strength.” Not Acceptable!!

Great post on All Things Workplace about strengths.  Read it!  I agree, it’s important to focus on strengths, and it makes sense to hire people to do the things they are best at.  However, sometimes we all have to do … Continue reading

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Does Your Policy Pass the Smell Test?

I noticed mention of a complaint about body odor the minutes of a Wisconsin library last week.  Unfortunately, this is a topic that comes up periodically, and is a somewhat sticky situation to deal with.   How does a public library … Continue reading

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