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Director's Thoughts #6

While many people had a long weekend, ALL my staff was at work on Monday for a staff training day. We have, what I would consider a medium-sized library with almost 50 people on staff (most of whom are part-time or very part-time).   320 more words

Expert In the Field - ?!?!

I had the coolest experience yesterday, I got the chance to Skype with a graduate leadership class about my leadership experience! Now, if you follow my blog, you know that I’ve been in my current position for a grand total of five months, so although my experience is limited that’s exactly what the class was talking about – how to walk into a leadership position with little to no experience and what to do in the first 90 days. 199 more words


Director's Thoughts #5

As I’ve mentioned in the past, we’re spending this year working on a 3-year strategic plan for our library. We’re starting from the ground up with a SWOT (Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, Threats) analysis, PEST (Political, Economic, Socio-cultural, Technological) analysis and identifying our stakeholders. 216 more words


Make it New: Libraries

by Amanda C.R. Clark

In that grisly but summoning 2004 film The Passion of the Christ, a bloody, nearly broken, nearly dead Christ faces his mother, saying, “See, mother, I make all things new.”  This is the audacious promise of Christianity: that we are broken, fallen, and completely a mess, and yet, there is the promise of all things being made new, in fact, are made new, now, in this moment, in this expanding present that is always before us and always supersedes and triumphs over our own checkered pasts. 314 more words

"A Place for the Vulnerable"

I’ve had plenty of people ask me how I became a librarian (which you can read about here), but no one ever really asks why I became a librarian. 259 more words


Director's Thoughts #4

I’ve been a library director for a total of almost 4 months!  There are days when I can tell you I have no idea what I’ve done, but I’m constantly busy and for the most part loving my new role. 458 more words


Take a Moment and Remind Yourself That You Do Great Work

I know, I know….“us librarians don’t get paid enough to deal with the kind of stuff we deal with.” It’s the same thing with educators. 168 more words