So you want to be a manager… a good one.

Being a good manager boils down to three points:  Communication, Knowledge, and Honesty.  They are vital - to have buy-in, to be productive, and to solve problems.  Effective managing is a balance between being professional and being human. Honesty.   No matter what level of management, you have to respect the hierarchy.  You are never the … Continue reading So you want to be a manager… a good one.

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Can’t swim. But, I’m in the pool.

I really can't swim.  My parents took me for swim lessons at the local YMCA when I was younger.  I remember my cute matching lion swimsuit, being in the wrong swim group, crying, and a shark.  Matching? My sister and I are two years apart and we were often dressed the same. She likes to … Continue reading Can’t swim. But, I’m in the pool.

Where do you start? How about Kindergarten.

I love reading inspirational quotes.  Every now and again, we all need them. They help renew our faith in life, love, and people.  They help put things into perspective.  They help bring meaning back into our lives.  This morning I read and shared a quote from Steve Harvey "There is Joy in the Journey".  I … Continue reading Where do you start? How about Kindergarten.

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 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.

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