• PMP Project Planning and Control: Day 1 Impressions

    by  • March 12, 2014 • 0 Comments

    After years doing project management in libraries, I finally decided to get my formal Project Management Certification. Since a lot of people in LibraryLand have asked me about the process, I’m going to share my impressions and experiences about the whole thing as I go through it. For anyone unfamiliar with the PMP (Project...

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    My Alaskan Adventure

    by  • March 4, 2014 • 0 Comments

    So, as most of my friends and colleagues know, I just got back from a quick trip up to Anchorage for The Alaska Library Association’s annual conference. It was along way to go for a two day stay, but I can assure you it was well worth it! Not only is Alaska every bit...

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    A Quick Thought on Summer Reading

    by  • February 24, 2014 • 2 Comments

    This morning I sat in on a conversation between some of the best teen librarians in our area, eavesdropping as they talked about how burned out they feel about summer reading programs. The consensus in the room where teen services librarians from our 54 local public libraries had convened was that they know the...

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    Ain’t Nobody Got Time For That…

    by  • January 31, 2014 • 2 Comments

    By popular demand… I gave an Ignite talk at ALA Midwinter last week, doing 20 slides in 5 minutes (15 seconds per slide!) about the things library staff need to STOP doing in order to make time for things that matter more. Ain’t Nobody Got Time For That: 5 Things You Need to Stop...

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    Library Flashback: 1978

    by  • September 3, 2013 • 0 Comments

    Today, in the dark, dusty bowels of my office, I found a copy of a study published in 1978 that set out to assess the quality and consistency of reference services in the public libraries of Suffolk County, NY. “The Effectiveness of Information Service in Public Libraries: Suffolk County”, authored by Thomas Childers, is...

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