Monthly Archives: January 2009

Day (Week) in the Life of a Library _____ Round 2 begins Monday!

That’s right round two will kick off Monday January 26th. It looks like we have enough people interested to schedule round two. Its easy to play along, 1) just blog your day or week which ever you prefer. Add your information to the wiki and 2 ) be sure to tag your posts librarydayinthelife. The […]

The Girl Effect

I’m showing this for two reasons, one it’s a great example, two I believe in the message. Last month I wrote about using stories to market your library.  This is another great example of storytelling.  This one isn’t about libraries, but it is for a good cause and every effective.  It doesn’t use photos or […]

Saving Money in Plain English

The Commons Craft guys do it again, and very appropriately given the times.

Libraries looking to save money? Consider telecommuting!

Talking about the blurred line between home and work when I was writing about Twitter started me thinking about telecommuting.  Writing about the recession and it affects on libraries got me thinking about telecommuting.  Let’s talk about telecommuting, it seems to be something libraries have been slow to embrace.  Yes, I know the old standard […]

Library Usage Will Go Up During a Recession – Management Are You Really Prepared?

I’ve seen many news articles and video lately about usage of libraries increasing during a recession. I’ve personally noticed my library seems busier.  While many have celebrated the increase of use and the public attention we so rightly deserve, we also need to consider the down side.  Our funding might be cut, the public is […]

Do you Twitter at Work?

Last week Kate asked Do you hide Twitter from your boss? Or is it ok for you to be Twittering while working? Do you (honestly) think it hurts your performance? Not many people answered her on Twitter or FriendFeed, maybe it’s because it was an odd week, between Christmas and New Years or maybe because […]

Library Day in the Life – Round Two?

Six months ago (almost to the day) I wrote the post that started the Library Day in the Life meme, which led to Lori Reed creating the wiki where people who participated signed up so we could share. Many of us actually post a weeks worth of days. There was some discussion of doing it […]


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