You’re not alone – when you are part of a team

You're not alone - when you are part of a team - though, sometimes, you may want to be. Teamwork is a popular concept.  During job interviews, the employer tries to figure out if you play nice with others.  When you are in school, you work in groups. Even at home, it's easier to get … Continue reading You’re not alone – when you are part of a team

Smile – even when you don’t want to: customer service

I love to people watch.  But not the creepy kind of people watching.  Just the people fascinate me kind of people watching. I was watching an episode of TNG and I laughed because Data's role in the episode was to be fascinated by people doing ordinary things.  That is so me. And that episode got … Continue reading Smile – even when you don’t want to: customer service

What Outreach means to me…

Outreach simply means reaching out to your community.  You don't have to leave your desk to connect with the community - but it helps. You don't need a bookmobile or a vehicle.  You don't even need to be a librarian. I have learned firsthand from some of my patrons - it is up to us … Continue reading What Outreach means to me…

How do you find it? Google. Oh Google.

Have you used Google? Go Google that! It's a company.  It's a noun.  It's a verb. In 2015, Google was reported to be worth over 350 billion dollars. Let's embrace it and learn how to use it properly. Google is very easy to use. You simply type in your keywords - then the world opens … Continue reading How do you find it? Google. Oh Google.

Need more job hunting tips? It can be overwhelming. Here are a few.

Based on my readings in 2015, there are overall 5 skills you need in finding a job in today’s market. You need to: Be an exceptional communicator – who listens and conveys information effectively both verbally and in writing. Be able to demonstrate analytical thinking – identify, review, improve, and streamline processes. Be computer literate … Continue reading Need more job hunting tips? It can be overwhelming. Here are a few.

How old are you? Take time to play, color, and have fun.

I believe in having fun - in everything I do. It helps with boredom, anxiety, and stress. It would be great to have adult playtime along side child playtime events at the library. Crafts, painting, book clubs, movies, coloring therapy.... why not? Sounds like fun and little stress. Go to your library, join an online … Continue reading How old are you? Take time to play, color, and have fun.

Searching for my ancestors. Aren’t you? Genealogy.

I have been helping patrons search for their ancestors for years. It is only recently I began my own search. My family is pretty easy when it comes to our heritage, right? Not really. I find I'm a step ahead because I know where to look. So, I thought I'd share some great resources I … Continue reading Searching for my ancestors. Aren’t you? Genealogy.

Here To Help

I offer advice and assistance to people on a daily basis.  And I kept thinking, I wish I could put my knowledge and resources in one logical place.  I love my library world.  I began as a library shelver on my 18th birthday, never stepping into a public library before.  I didn't know anything about … Continue reading Here To Help