Category: change management

Jun 12

Blog June 13 – Day 12 – Handwriting – a dying art?

Today I had cause to write a note repeatedly. It was less than 20 words, but I chose to write it out the 8 times required, rather than type it, because I thought it would be quicker and easier. Not only was it not quicker, but my hands got very tired, very quickly.  That’s when …

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Jun 08

Blog June 2013 – Day 8 – Tipping point

For those who have worked in libraries for a while, you have been through several tipping points. The point where content formats change over, where the new whiz bang format takes over from the older standard format. Your budgets go into purchasing the new and the old either gradually or dramatically disappears from your shelves. …

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Jun 02

Blog June 2013 – Day 1 – What’s new?

It’s the first of June and the first day of Blog Every Day of June for 2013. A lot has changed for me since last year’s event and I think I’m going to find it interesting to come up with something new to blog every day.  But here goes. In October 2012 I came full …

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Jun 29

Seeing what you haven’t seen before

Have you ever looked at an object or person and seen something that you know has always been there, but that you have never really noticed until that moment? I had another of those moments today. I get them often enough to remind myself periodically not to take things for granted, that there is more …

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Sep 24

VALA Presents David Lee King

Was very happy to be able Friday 23rd September’s seminar in Melbourne with David Lee King from Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library, fresh from his appearance at NLS #5 in Perth and Hamish Curry from the State Library of Victoria – presented by VALA: Libraries, Technology & the Future Inc. (thanks guys for organising …

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Jun 30

Finishing off

Today is the last day of Blog Every Day of  June, so I thought it appropriate to talk about when a project should finish in a library. The quick answer is never. Let me clarify. Any new service, equipment, initiative, procedure etc being started in a library has an implementation program. The implementation part has …

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Jun 23

Time for a change

So I have been thinking about making a change for a while and finally decided to go ahead with it. No, I’m not talking about changing jobs, but amazingly the same criteria apply for that as for this and for many other things I would guess. My decision was to totally change my hairstyle. Making …

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Jun 21

Lifelong learning

I’m well and truly in middle age now, so am watching the older generation to see how to age gracefully. Unfortunately, all too often I see older people for whom everything is too much to learn. They can’t learn how to use things because they are ‘too complicated’ and sometimes that is the case, but …

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Jun 20

Familiarity breeds contempt

I was at a meeting in the city today, walking up the Paris end of Collins Street back to catch my train, when I realised my whole viewpoint of that area had changed. I used to be reticent about having to be in that area, as I didn’t know it. However, after having had to …

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Jun 08

Collections in flux

Our collection development policy is under constant review, but has a major rewrite every three years.  That time is now. Its amazing how much has changed in the last three years. We are no longer talking about hybrid collections, cos that’s just the way they are now. Videos are out of the picture and CDs …

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