As always conferences are amazing, stimulating, intense and tiring, but worth every second of it. I was able to talk with so many amazing people, and yet there were so many others I wanted to connect with and didn’t manage to. *More reflection at the end, but for those who want the nitty gritty….
Pulled from notes and tweets – some of my favorite quotes/idea and what I’m thinking about.
- If you could tell the world 1 thing about libraries in 30 secs or less what would it be?
- Good enough is the new perfect
- Lean into your discomfort – change doesn’t happen without discomfort.
- Be clear where your lines are drawn.
- Your librarianly obsession with Star Wars will not endear you to your patrons.
- The future is here its just not evenly distributed.
- Privacy is dead, get over it
- “If I’d asked them what they wanted they would have said a faster horse” – Henry Ford
- “If you don’t like change, you’re going to like irrelevance even less.” Gen. Eric Shinseki
- If we keep identifying with books – libraries are dead.
- We should reward success and failure, punish inaction
- We have more autonomy as college students that we do as adults
- “I can’t understand why people are frightened of new ideas. I’m frightened of the old ones.” – John Cage
- Assume everyone is going to be an ally
- Understand what your org hidden org chart is
- Ask for the sale
- When people see something new they think you’re taking away the old, so start with what is staying the same
- 70% of patron interaction occurs remotely.
- Quest to Teen: Are you ever bullied online? Teen: Nope, I’m private, but sometimes my friends annoy me
- 70% overlap btwn teens & boomers. Volunteer 4 xs more & engaged in the issues
Books I’ll be reading –
- Why Work Sucks and How to Fix It: No Schedules, No Meetings, No Joke–the Simple Change That Can Make Your Job Terrific
- The Art of Woo: Using Strategic Persuasion to Sell Your Ideas
- Made to Stick: Why Some Ideas Survive and Others Die – this one has been sitting on my to-read shelf for months
Jason Griffey created a wordle from the tweets, take a look at it full-sized it’s awesome.
*I was fortunate on my travels home, I did make it home with only minor delays (comparatively) and missing one bag which showed up 24 hours later, intact. I am grateful I was able to attend and extremely grateful for all the people who talked with me in hallway, coffee shop, sessions halls, exhibit halls, at dinner & coffee, and on the street. I wish we’d had more time to talk. I wish I’d had the nerve to approach more people I only know by name, I’m a little socially awkward. (Once I get to know you, you can’t shut me up) I vow to do better next time. Until then, ciao!