Category Archives: What I Wasn’t Taught in Library School…

The Stories of L., M., N., O., P., and the Freedom to Read

What’s a librarian to do when a patron adores certain genres, but his or her parent wants to restrict the child from reading them? There have been several such families in our community—all zealous library users and participants in our … Continue reading

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Mindfulness in the Library

In our lives as busy and distracted librarians, it’s easy to get sucked into always keeping that running list in our minds.  You know the one.  It has all of those “to-do” tasks on it that have to get done … Continue reading

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Harnessing the Energy

This is more of a question, than it is a post. I work in a school that embraces technology. Many of our students have devices, either as part of our one to one program, or they have their own personal … Continue reading

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Work and Life

On a recent solo road trip, I grabbed a random book on CD from the 658s and ended up with “The Way We’re Working Isn’t Working: The Four Forgotten Needs That Energize Great Performance” by Tony Schwartz. This book was … Continue reading

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Getting Organized

As summer winds down some public librarians are feeling thankful and school librarians are gearing up.  I have spent a considerable amount of time planning my year (and realizing that some of those plans will get sidelined).  Each year for … Continue reading

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Mandatory Reporting

As librarians we know that April is ‘National Poetry Month’ but did you know that it’s ‘Stress Awareness Month’ or ‘National Donate Life Month’? With so many monthly designations it’s hard to keep up. We become saturated with “awareness” and … Continue reading

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Beat Those Winter Blues

I was born and raised in the Midwest. I was used to months with snow piled ten feet high in parking lots, freezing temperatures, and day after day of dreary skies.  When I moved to southern North Carolina, I was … Continue reading

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Planning Ahead for 2014

As 2013 draws to a close it is time to start making plans for 2014. This is the time of year for resolutions, action plans and performance reviews. It is the time to think about the programs and services at … Continue reading

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