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A Voice of Colorado No. 561 Version 5.0:

On June 5, 2017, with the retirement of Marcia Lewis after a thirty-four year career as the Library Directory of the Loveland Public Library, Loveland native Diane Lapierre became the Library Director. 45 more words


Three Things that Small/Rural Libraries Should Be Doing: 2017 Edition

Over the past two years, I have learned many things about libraries but one thing has stood out to me above all of the rest: … 973 more words


Workplace Vibes

Jane is unhappy because in the summer Bob likes to use his vacation days to take Fridays off and have a long weekend. Bob is upset that Sally gets 4 less public service hours than him, even though Sally has a very specific job as the (INSERT ANY JOB TITLE) whereas Bob is a library assistant/aide whose primary duty is to serve the public.

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Welcome Back from the Library Director

By Carol Watson

On behalf of the staff of the Law Library, I am happy to welcome you to the 2017-18 academic year. We are excited to meet our new first year students as well as to hear about the summer experiences of our 2Ls and 3Ls.   268 more words

Just News

Director's Thoughts #12 - Office Space (or Mantras to Work By)

My office has some fairly hideous carpet – dark green border with a pale lilac faded interior color, which makes decorating my office extremely difficult, but what I did find were some of these absolutely adorable children’s book posters that I use as my director mantras (it also helps that I chose them in shades of purple to offset the carpet. 414 more words


Tales From the Library Trenches, Part 3: Choose Your Own Adventure

Head on over to Information Today and check out part three of my series titled Tales From The Library Trenches. In this installment, I got a chance to chat with my former boss at the Cape May County Library (NJ) and still big time library inspiration Deb Poillon about project management, planning, and more. 70 more words


Director's Thoughts #11 - Marketing

Our township has a quarterly publication that promotes the township departments and we usually have a little space in it. For the summer, I made sure to include the information about the summer reading program as well as where we are in our strategic planning process. 181 more words