Stress Management in the Library Workplace

Yesterday I attended a MaintainIT webinar - Using MaintainIT Resources for Technology Training, where they shared some useful information and links.  One of the sites was Infopeople, a nonprofit that archives their presentations and handouts and makes them available under a Creative Commons license! As I was exploring I came across materials for a previous … Continue reading Stress Management in the Library Workplace

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

Find Your Friends on Facebook

I taught this class last night as part of the series of Internet classes I'm teaching to patrons at MRRL. I was a bit worried going into it, as almost all of the people at previous classes were seniors so I on the handout I added the websites I learned about at Internet Librarian last year.  It … Continue reading Find Your Friends on Facebook

Save Money – Use the Library

Use the library. Your taxes are paying for it, so take advantage of the free books and movies. Austin says that even her small library in Maryland's rural Kent County offers DVDs, audio books, and free Internet service. from 8 Ways to Cut Back without Sacrificing I wonder, does use of a Public Libraries increase … Continue reading Save Money – Use the Library