My daily world

Well, the public part of our library isn’t my whole daily world, but it’s part of it.  Also, Instagram is wickedly fun. Bad iPhone photos suddenly have far more character!

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video games teach management skills. no, really.

Elseweb, Colleen Harris mused that she should probably not rely on her time spent tanking in World of Warcraft as a management tool.  I disagreed.  See, I think that it’s fair to say that on some days, my job as Director is all about charging in first, planting my feet,…

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minus 2000

In tandem with working on the annual report for the libraries, I’m also doing my self-evaluation for last year.  I feel like an idiot trying to talk about myself this way… I feel very matter-of-fact today.  “I did the budgets.  I made sure the building didn’t fall down.  I ran…

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Trust me

I’m listening to the (excellent) audiobook of  Terry Pratchett’s Making Money in my car right now, and the ten minutes from this morning had me in pre-work giggles. “It wasn’t that he wasn’t good at delegating.  He was extremely good at delegating.  But the talent requires people on the other…

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Chalk notes as a valid communication format

Days like today provide one of the reasons I’ve always wanted to be a library director.  I want to be part of the library’s outreach efforts, to direct them toward goals that make sense to me, and to have the chance to make meaningful connections with users.  I didn’t expect…

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