ARL leadership workshop, Day 1

On the formal DISC assessment that we did, I scored as high on Dominance. A few excerpts: “This person’s tendencies include getting immediate results, causing action, accepting challenges, making quick decisions, questioning the status quo, taking authority, managing trouble, and solving problems. “ “To be more effective, this person needs…

Come work with us: two Technical Services positions

We’re hiring, and the librarians agreed that 2017 was a good time to try hiring differently. We rewrote our job descriptions and ads from scratch, with a different focus on who we are, and what we require in colleagues. We’re excited. This is a new approach to hiring, for us…

The poison of elections

The refrain I hear throughout my social media feeds is that the system is broken. Our electoral college system is rigged. Our two-party system is a joke. Trump’s candidacy makes a mockery of our democratic ideals. Having the spouse of a former president run for president makes a mockery of…

Try

Where there is desire, there is gonna be a flame Where there is a flame, someone’s bound to get burned But just because it burns, doesn’t mean you’re gonna die You gotta get up and try, and try, and try ~ Pink, Try Last fall I dyed my hair purple…

Manage Focus Avoid Limit

It’s good advice, that graphic. Our time should be spent on boxes 1 and 2. Unfortunately, it’s HARD to keep box 3 off your plate if you’re a helping person, or a reliable colleague, or your desk has a metaphysical The Buck Stops Here sign on it. But it’s worth…

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