Tag Archives: libraries

Managing Library Traffic

Recently, I’ve noticed that the library where I work has been busier than ever—I see lots of new faces, the computer lab is often full, and it’s hard to find a place to sit at the study tables. I wondered what was going on, why our library is suddenly so crowded. Before long, I had […]

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Curl Up With a Good…Ebook!

Last month I wrote about e-readers and buying vs. checking out eBooks. While doing some related research, I gained a new appreciation for the vast amount of information available on eBooks and libraries. So this month I’m sharing some of what I discovered about eBooks, along with a few useful articles and blogs that might […]

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3D Printers and Changing My Mind

I went to Philadelphia a couple weeks ago to speak at a library event about makerspaces, maker-culture, and co-working in academic libraries. My presentation was about the design studio we built in the GT Library using very little high-end technology. One of the things I say whenever I’m talking about this space is “I am […]

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In Your Dreams

What do you do when your dreams come true? Since my last blog post, I have become an “accidental librarian”. For those not familiar with the term, an accidental librarian is someone without a Masters degree who is hired as a frontline librarian or Branch manager. Pamela MacKellar does an excellent job writing about this […]

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The Incredible Fullness of Library Holidays

A lot of people don’t understand what I mean by the term “library holidays,” but I promise that you know what I’m talking about. These are the special initiatives that different library advocacy and professional groups come up with each year in order to raise awareness or provide a spotlight on specific kinds of services. […]

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Remember Why We Love Libraries

If someone asked you why you love libraries, how would you answer? For those of us working in the library field, the answer is probably very specific and personal to our own library experiences. What I love most about libraries is hard to put into words—it’s not just that libraries are keepers of knowledge or […]

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All A-BARD!

  Have you heard?  There’s a new app in town for eligible patrons of the National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (NLS).  It’s called the Braille and Audio Reading Download app or the BARD app for short.  It is accessible via iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch as well as the web and […]

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The gift of reflection and the opportunity of failure

Reflection is such a common concept in management and leadership, yet one that few of us practice regularly. Celebrate the successes! Celebrate the wins! Success builds success! We hear those all of the time.  But how to find time for it and actually do it? Is it really that important?  (and what about the not-successes, […]

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