Tag Archive: management

Jun 18

Leadership Learning Forum – State Library of Victoria – Marianne Broadbent

I was fortunate enough to attend the most recent of these annual events, with guest speaker Marianne Broadbent.  She was a very thought provoking speaker. Hope you get as much out of my notes as I did from attending the session. Marianne Broadbent – Implementing 21st Leadership at Multiple Levels Good skills to have are …

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Jun 30

Blog every day of June – Managing challenges – Mon 23 June

Wow, its the last day and I can’t believe I blogged every day of it.  It’s a challenge that I took and I fulfilled – yay to me! That and the many things that are going on, both at work and personally, got me thinking about challenges, which I admit I have more than a …

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Jun 04

Postponing the dream

I turned 46 years old last week.  No big deal in most ways. I got over most of the stuff about being in my mid 40s the previous year, when on surveys and questionnaires I suddenly went from the 40-44 box to the 45-49 box. (had a good day though, thanks everyone for the Twitter …

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Jan 03

Year of unexpected PD

2010 was an interesting, challenging, awesome and also a frustrating year for me in terms of PD – professional development. It was taken up almost entirely by taking on the Acting Branch Manager (ABM) role at our largest library. The plans for doing so went into place in April for a start in August, but …

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Jun 04

What staff do to help me

Its Day 4 of the 30 blog posts in 30 days challenge and I am continuing the focus on staff, which is not suprising, as it is a large part of my job. Its been a time of change at our library.  Besides getting me as temporary manager at my library, there have been some …

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Jun 03

What I can do for my staff

Its Day 3 of the 30 blog posts in 30 days challenge and today I have chosen to focus on staff. (I’ll just underplay the fact that everyday for me now is a focus on staff, lol) I did a couple of things today which I think two of my staff really appreciated and which …

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Apr 20

A professional detour?

I have been a librarian for 24 years and have had quite a few roles in that time, all in public libraries.  I started as  a Readers Advisor, then went on to Branch Manager in a new library, Acting Deputy Branch Manager in a large public library, back to my Branch Library, Acting Branch Manager …

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Jan 01

Leadership – what is it really all about?

I have been reading some great memes and reviews of people’s 2007 in various library blogs and was going to do the same for my first post.  However, my Christmas and New Year were nothing to write home about and I find myself more and more looking to the future in a wide variety of …

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