Why Curbside Pick Up at Your Library Isn’t Safe

Libraries are essential. Libraries are a cornerstone of community health and wellness, whether that community is the general public, a school, or a campus. We want to help. That’s our jam. It’s what we do. We help. Right now, the most important thing any library can do to help is to flatten the curve. There are now only two groups of Americans. Group A includes … Continue reading Why Curbside Pick Up at Your Library Isn’t Safe

Stop Wasting Your Failures! Plan for Intelligent Failure

It’s all fine and good to say learn from your failures, but how?  First you need to acknowledge that they will happen.  Especially right now in the current economy.  Rita McGrath notes: Despite widespread recognition that challenging times place unpredictable demands on people and businesses, I still run across many managers who would prefer to avoid the logical conclusion that stems from this: failure is … Continue reading Stop Wasting Your Failures! Plan for Intelligent Failure

Is Good Enough good enough?

I don’t know, but it’s what I’m thinking about thanks to Jason Griffey Think about the services in your library, and the amount of effort and resources poured into making your services as good as they can possibly be. What if good enough is really enough, and instead we should be expanding our range of services instead of seeking perfection in any single one? How … Continue reading Is Good Enough good enough?

How social media can hurt your library

We’ve all seen warnings and stories about people getting fired from their jobs because of status updates or photos on social medial sites like Twitter, Facebook and blogs. CNN is has a new one with some social networking don’ts 1. Don’t announce interviews, raises or new jobs 2. Don’t badmouth your current or previous employer 3. Don’t mention your job search if you’re still employed … Continue reading How social media can hurt your library

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 worth the time to go through it all. Culturehttp://static.slidesharecdn.com/swf/ssplayer2.swf?doc=culture9-090801103430-phpapp02&stripped_title=culture-1798664 View … Continue reading Freedom, Responsibility and Culture