Category: library staff

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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Community ownership

This morning I got a call from my mum, saying she had seen on the news that there had been a fire at my kids’ school. A bit of quick research on my part and we discovered that overnight, a fire had severely damaged the new gym. The gym has taken 18 months to build, …

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Connections

Hi, Day 2, hope you have survived Day 1 of Blog Every Day of June. If you’re interested, you’ll be able to check out a daily summary of what’s been talked about on various participants blogs at Libraries Interact. I was inspired for this post by a video compiled by Kathryn Greenhill of Librarians Matter. …

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Libraries after the iPad and Top Technology Trends

I was fortunate enough to be able to attend the very popular (and long waiting listed) event presented by VALA , the State Library of Victoria and the Public Libraries Victoria Network. Here’s my notes from the afternoon seminar. Libraries after the iPad – Christine McKenzie – YPRL Our world is changing fast, so fast …

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Library Day in the Life – Round 6

Monday 24th January, 2011 was Round 6 in the Library Day in the Life,  a snapshot of the daily work of librarians around the world. I’ve been participating in it since Round 3 in July 2009 and it has been interesting to go back and see what I was doing, in the day to day, …

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Policy vs Public Relations

This topic has been on my mind for a while and I don’t know what the solution is, but I think I am more open now to possibilities. All libraries have rules and policies for their members and users, however, we also have situations where it is prudent, from a Public Relations perspective, to bend …

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Library Day in the Life – Round 5

Today, Monday 26th July, 2010 was Round 5 in the Library Day in the Life, where librarians around the globe write about what they did. Its a snapshot in the working life of librarians and builds an amazing picture of the wider ranging work that librarian’s do. So anyway, here’s my contribution to the big …

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What’s your motivation?

Its Day 6 of the 30 blog posts in 30 days challenge, its Sunday and has been busy anyway – so what’s new, lol.  Recently, my 8 year old son has taught me that there are different levels of motivation with different outcomes. For example, in the last year he has committed to and learnt how to ride …

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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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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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