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Category Archives: Selection
Selection is Privilege (The Show Me Librarian) is an excellent blog post getting some attention in library circles this week, and I would be remiss if I didn’t draw your attention to it. If you don’t do selection at your … Continue reading
Lots of posts about a new year, looking back at 2014, setting resolutions, etc. Here’s one you should take a look at: 4 New Year’s Resolutions for a Stronger Team. Who doesn’t want a stronger work team? We all do, … Continue reading
The humorous post Treasure or Trash Heap? (Will Manley, American Libraries) has some gems of wisdom. Among them: . . . it’s good to weed out the term “weeding.” A better name would be the “library collection refreshment program.” Whatever … Continue reading
A recent Public Libraries article ties in with my last post. “Meeting the Needs of Diverse Communities” offers suggestions and examples for addressing the challenges of serving the ever more diverse communities that libraries serve. I always say, “Can’t we … Continue reading
I recently blogged about the hiring process. Today’s post takes a look at one of the opposite ends of the spectrum. No, not firing, but that moment when a valued employee moves to a new position. Actually, if you do … Continue reading
I’ve been helping out with a public library system director search process. I love hiring and interviewing; I don’t know why, I just do. This process has gone very well, partly because of a very good committee. Anyway, we’ve had … Continue reading
This is the best article on leadership styles I’ve ever read! For years I have struggled with the concept of leadership, heard interviewers ask job candidates “what’s your leadership style,” and worked with and observed both successful and flawed leaders … Continue reading