Library Photo of the Month–January 2017

Today’s photos come from Sharon, Massachusetts, courtesy of my friend Kari.

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That’s a Wrap!

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No matter how you see the old year out, and the new one in, I wish you well.

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Happy Solstice!

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Here is how a group of librarians (and spouses) do Solstice. I hope yours was happy. The days are now getting longer. 🙂

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Neutral?

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I wish we didn’t have to keep talking about this, but we do. As Feral Librarian explains in Never Neutral, neutral is really nothing more than a gear in your car.

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Snow!

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Tears?

So we recently talked about being new to management. Today we talk about what to do when as a new (or not so new!) manager you give feedback that results in tears, anger, or gossip. face-crying-800px Continue reading

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New to Management?

First of all, if you’re not interested in management, don’t do it. If you’re better at the day-to-day functions of the library (or whatever organization you work in), do that.

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High Expectations in 2016

What do Americans expect from their public libraries? The short answer is “a lot.”

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Library Photo of the Month–December 2016

A May road trip took us to several public libraries in nearby small communities. One is the charming Black Earth Public Library.

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Thankful

May you find something, however large or small, to be truly thankful for this week.  thanksgiving Continue reading

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