Tag Archives: American Libraries

Hodge Podge

Gentle Readers, A recent spate of family issues, coupled with preparing to teach two online courses in the fall, has contributed to my lack of blog posts.  I’m still caught up in both, so today’s post will be links to … Continue reading

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Managing UP!

So often managers, in and outside of libraries, concentrate only on managing those they supervise.  But I’m here to tell you, or remind you, that you also need to cultivate your relationships with those above you on your organizational chart, … Continue reading

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Writing about Libraries for “Civilians”

“Love writing about libraries?  Many of us do.  For our fellow librarians. . . .  But for our communities?  Not so much.  The volume drops significantly. . . .” And really, writing for our communities is even more important.   So … Continue reading

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Are Guys Using Your Public Library?

Do you struggle to bring boys into the library and get them excited about libraries and books?  You may find helpful info in the American Libraries article Connect Guys With Books. It is the story of how the New Albany–Floyd … Continue reading

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Marketing for Libraries

Marketing is more than “advertising” programs and other things happening at your library, and a marketing plan is not something you do when you feel like you’ve got everything else done.  It is not (or should not be) and afterthought! … Continue reading

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Policies for the Good of the User, not Just the Library

Although the article “A Tale of Two Students” (American Libraries) is about schools, it could just as easily be about public libraries.  It contains two scenarios about school acceptable use policies. In one scenario, Michael learned about appropriate online conduct, … Continue reading

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