Management According to Hamilton: Pt 1, Alexander Hamilton

  Alexander Hamilton Their name is Alexander Hamilton, and don’t you forget it. In fact, you couldn’t, even if you tried. This employee doesn’t usually stay around too long, but when they’re in your organization,  you can’t avoid hearing their name. They work their way into the best projects and onto the most interesting committees, … More Management According to Hamilton: Pt 1, Alexander Hamilton

Hi, Miss Julie’s Loves of Librarianship

Libraries are for everyone Everyone benefits from libraries, whether they use them or not Make every interaction delightful, wherever it happens A degree does not a librarian make Every library its community, and every community its library Libraries are for everyone Libraries are for everyone in your community, whether they are homeless, trans, on the spectrum, … More Hi, Miss Julie’s Loves of Librarianship

Where Do The Teens Go?

Where do the teens go? (saxophone solo) Where do the teens go? I’ve long had a belief that service and programs in the public library, especially Youth Services (if you define Youth Services as 0-18), is a conveyor belt of sorts. We start with children in lapsit storytime, and our ultimate goal should be to create … More Where Do The Teens Go?

Private Lives

Or, Private Eyes Are Watching You. Everyone (paid or unpaid) who provides governance, administration or service in libraries has a responsibility to maintain an environment respectful and protective of the privacy of all users. Users have the responsibility to respect each others’ privacy. – I’ve noticed a disturbing trend in public facebook groups dedicated … More Private Lives

The Cockroach Approach: Doughnuts, an interlude

I posted this quote by John Green on my facebook timeline the other day: “Adult librarians are like lazy bakers: their patrons want a jelly doughnut, so they give them a jelly doughnut. Children’s librarians are ambitious bakers: ‘You like the jelly doughnut? I’ll get you a jelly doughnut. But you should try my cruller, … More The Cockroach Approach: Doughnuts, an interlude

Be The Change

What we need is toolkit for dealing with these roadblocks. Some ideas to get us safely started. I want to make change but am so overwhelmed by all that needs to be done in my system, I’ve no clue where or how to start. Maybe for your next post? Thanks for helping keep me inspired … More Be The Change