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.
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.
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.
This has been my hardest post to write so far. I think it's because I am looking for my next adventure and I'm stuck. I spend a lot of time checking off things I've wanted to accomplish. I finished my master degree. I went on short vacation for my anniversary. I bought myself a bicycle … Continue reading Reinventing Yourself
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…
So much to do. So little time. Know thyself. Me? Type-A personality & ADD. I need goals, lists, and stick notes to help keep me on track. I try to remember I can only do one thing at a time - successfully. I get bored easily and I can be hard on myself. I'm grateful … Continue reading Organized chaos
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.
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