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Continuing Education Resolutions for 2015!

I spend a lot of my professional life touting the benefits of our library system’s free databases to our patrons and the public in general, and while I do actually use many of them myself while manning the reference desk, I have never actually enrolled in an online course through the continuing education databases that […]

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Letting Your Library Speak for You (Part 1)

One of the most magical characteristics of a library is the stories it contains. Stories are everywhere, from the books on the shelves to the event flyers in the vestibule. Every element of a library should strive to tell a story. If a library is very fortunate, then it gets an über-creative employee who constantly […]

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Warm Thoughts from HICE

So, I just attended and presented at the Hawaii International Conference On Education (HICE) last week. “What??” you say.  “It was 10 degrees Fahrenheit in west Georgia last week and you were on the beach in Honolulu??” I’m sure that places me very near the bottom of your friend list. However, it was not all […]

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New Year, New Possibilities

Having just recently stepped over the threshold into a new year, I started thinking of all the possibilities a new year can bring and I can’t help but get a little excited.  A lot of people make resolutions and try to better themselves in a myriad of ways—losing weight, quit smoking, try something new, visiting […]

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Introducing Robot Test Kitchen

Robot Test Kitchen started out as a project with ILEAD-USA, an IMLS grant based leadership project developed and run by the Illinois State Library. Jay Turner came to our last ILEAD-USA week and learned about Robot Test Kitchen. He asked us to share it with you. Our team, consisting of five Youth Services librarians from […]

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You are the Captain of your Career Ship

  Careers aren’t as linear as they used to be. We have to be very determined about our careers, always taking inventory of our present state as well as having goals for the future. We have to take ownership of our career success. Our managers and organizational leaders all play a role, but ultimately we […]

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Collection Development: Not For the Faint of Math

When I tell folks I am a librarian with 15 years of collection development experience, the most frequent response I hear is, “Lucky!  You get to read all those good books!”  Ah, if only that were true.  Truth be told, I don’t have time to read many books.  I read a lot of book reviews.  […]

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