Monthly Archives: August 2009

The Louisville Free Public Library needs our help

On Tuesday the Louisville Free Public Library was hit by a flash flood caused by a storm that dropped 7  inches of rain in 75 minutes.  Damages are estimated at $5 million, their servers, bookmobiles, offices, processing room and more were covered by 6 feet of water. How can you help?  The easiest way to […]

Freedom, Responsibility and Culture

This is a great slideshow from Netflix*  for salaried employees which discusses nine values which should be embraced: Judgement Communication Impact Curiosity Passion Innovation Courage Honesty Selflessness It’s long and parts may be controversia,l but it makes some great points about what it takes to create the culture you want in your organization and it’s […]

Why did you particpate in the Library Day in the Life Project?

Was is self promoting narcissism? Desire to share the most boring mundane details of your life with others (wake up, make coffee)? Or something else. Sarah Faye Cohen shares why she didn’t participate and she’s wondering why others did. A legitimate question, actually one I’m curious about myself. The first two rounds of Library Day […]

Some interesting and useful Twitter Stats

Influential Marketing has a post with some useful stats  from the Sysomos report on Twitter.  I wonder why Tuesday is the most active day. hmmm.  There is more information on the orginal post and you download the full report if you’re inclined 21% (One Fifth) of Twitter accounts are empty placeholders. Nearly 94% of all […]

Your Inbox Is Not a To-do List

I’ve been talking and thinking about time management a lot lately (the fabulous Brenda Hough and I are doing a prefconference workshop about it at Internet Librarian) so when I saw this from Zen Habits I knew I had to share it Why Your Email Inbox Is NOT a Good To-do List: a very brief […]

A Day in the Life of a Digital Branch Manager

I took these notes today as part of The Day in the Life project, if you would like to read more please see the wiki, if you’re interested in how it all got started read this post First thing in the morning with coffee in hand I answer emails, and DMs from Twitter that had come in the […]


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