Blog June 2013 – Day 4 – Making dreams a reality

Its grand to have a dream, a vision for your library. I love having big visions for my library and I can quite happily dream away and imagine how its going to look.

Then we have to make it happen…….

It’s not easy making it happen, there are so many things to consider.

  • Finances
  • Equipment
  • Staffing
  • Training
  • Time
  • Documentation
  • Promotion

And that’s just off the top of my head.

It also means many people working together to make it happen. Unless you are a small library, each of these things is overseen by someone else. So even if you are project managing something small, you still have to  collaborate and you plan and you work through the lists that get created to ensure that all the bases are covered. Then you discover a base that you hadn’t thought of……

But you finally get there and when you do, its as right as you can get it. Not perfect, but perfectly good enough and you’ll fix up the issues as you come across them.

So now that one project is working its way through that process, its time to start dreaming about the next one (whilst trying not to think of all the hard work that will follow…….)