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Celebrating Our Similarites: Are We Precious Snowflake Librarians?

Being a Young Adult Librarian at a public branch one of my major responsibilities was class visits. I usually liked the first visit to be casual, informative and fun.  An introduction that stresses...

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Win Win

This quote resonated with the Librarian in me… “In times of change, learners inherit the Earth while the learned find themselves beautifully equipped to deal with a world that no longer exists.” -Eric...

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Find Your Flair!

Diane Von Furstenberg is shall we say, “killing it” right now. A TV show, a book, a new philanthropy project and DVF remains a force in the fashion industry. Just like her iconic wrapdress, she shows...

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Keep Your Chin Up!

2015 is going to be way better than last year, you have all these goals in mind, tasks you want to accomplish, changes you want to make…but you’ve tried a few things, asked a few questions and not too...

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Flair Where You Work: Bloom Where You’re Planted!

Moss graffiti might not be possible on so grand a scale at your library but it’s a start . . . maybe you do it super small,  like 1 foot squares from the garden store as a program or just add something...

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The Perks of Being a Librarian: Falling Head Over Heels for a Book

  Let’s face it, we all have them: those titles that we love fiercely, refer to constantly, recommend to everyone. You become a wild-eyed pusher who wants them to get it same way you did. Sometimes you...

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Today…So Yesterday

Even though now it’s So Yesterday…the novel, So Yesterday by Scott Westerfeld (2004) speaks to the “Cool Hunter” in me and explains the world in a way that I understand.   “At the top of the pyramid...

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Take a moment…

Every once in a while it’s good to evaluate your “tone” when speaking to colleagues. Are you being a leader or are you just being bossy? Think about situations in which you feel you had a successful...

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Engage! With Your Staff

My first boss was in many ways my best boss. He started on the job a week before I did at a place where the previous Branch Librarian had been, shall we say an institution, many of the staff were there...

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On the front lines…

Filed under: Leadership Traits Tagged: inspiration, leadership style

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Take a moment…

Every once in a while it’s good to evaluate your “tone” when speaking to colleagues. Are you being a leader or are you just being bossy? Think about situations in which you feel you had a successful...

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