What DO you wish your patrons knew?

I copied this post from The MLXperience to ask you – What DO you wish your patrons knew? Seattle Books Examiner’s Danielle Dreger-Babbitt took an informal poll of librarians in Boston, Dallas, Detroit, Indianapolis, New York City, and Portland about what they wish library patrons knew or did. Here’s the shortlist: 1. Use us! 2. We support Intellectual Freedom 3. Be respectful of our library … Continue reading What DO you wish your patrons knew?

Using Stories

Last week I attended a WebJunction townhall meeting on Tough Economic Times.  I got some good info from it (there are two more coming up if you’re interested). Someone in the meeting said we need to appeal to people’s emotions. It made me start thinking how we can connect with patrons emotionally to demonstrate our worth to the community.  Showing them numbers isn’t enough, we … Continue reading Using Stories

What 5 blogs do you think are MUST read?

Here is the deal, my RSS reader, its overwhelmed, I have waaaayyy too many blogs in it.  I’ve tried weeding (something I’m known for being good at around the library) and I’m still not down far enough.  I think I have a new plan. I’m going to unsubscribe to everything.  If its good and worthwhile it will find its way back right? So if you … Continue reading What 5 blogs do you think are MUST read?

T is for Training

I am way overdue on this post.  Several months back my friend Maurice recognized the absence of a specific forum for library staff to discuss and share information about training, so he created the T is for Training podcast.  Every other Friday a group people get together (virtually) to share tips and tricks and discuss training related issues.  If you’d like to call in or … Continue reading T is for Training

ICoLIS wrap up and thank you

I’ve been back from Kuala Lumpur for over a week but between Jetlag, Thanksgiving and working this weekend I’m still not back to normal (whatever that means for me).  However, I want to write a wrap up and thank you post before my memories get too hazy. I think one of the best things about ICoLIS was hearing an international perspective on many issues that … Continue reading ICoLIS wrap up and thank you