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So, in case any readers of this blog don’t know it, being a librarian, and being a library director—heck, just working at a library, is hard work. (Contrary to what you may have read.) It is hard to keep up … Continue reading
My Sunday post was really just a moment of silence for Newtown, with a brief mention of what public libraries might do to offer assistance to those trying to cope with the tragedy. Today I am in awe of the … Continue reading
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
As a huge proponent of strategic planning for public libraries (see here, here, and here) I often struggle with finding the balance between being strategic while allowing for flexibility. It is important to follow your strategic plan, and not fall … Continue reading
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
I believe that it is true that members of a public library board, sometimes called trustees, can be the very best tool that library has. I also believe it is imperative to educate them so that they can be as … Continue reading
So here’s an interesting fundraising idea: “The Library Lovers’ Art Auction.” I dearly wish libraries did not have to resort to fundraisers. And when they do, that the funds raised could be for capital campaigns, for buildings, and for “frills.” … Continue reading
It’s October 10, and the fact that Election Day is November 6 is much on my mind. One of the most important things libraries can do is inform citizens about their important right and duty: voting. There are many ways … Continue reading