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Thinking about the future has been very common for me in 2011.  I’ve asked myself time and time again, “what is my place in libraries?” but I haven’t come to a final answer.  I’ve had this feeling that I can’t be a teen librarian forever, but since it is the […]

Library Director: A Possible Future


Portland Public Teen Library: 2010 Year In Review on Prezi I’ve been thinking a lot about transparency this year.  It might have to do with  the term becoming a buzz word of some sorts, or maybe because the ongoing discussion concerning Wikileaks in news media.  A huge part of me, […]

Portland Public Teen Library: 2010 Year In Review



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I’m not a library director.  Heck, who knows if I’ll ever be a library director.  But spend some time working in a public library and you’ll see a common theme: most employees and the public have no clue what a library director does.  There’s this belief that the library director […]

The Transparent Library Director


Library Revolution ponders “one point that kept coming up at Computers in Libraries is the importance of not asking for feedback unless you actually intend on doing something with it.” http://libraryrevolution.com/2008/04/15/feedback-followthrough-and-rick-astley/ When you ask your staff, users, and colleagues for feedback, are you prepared to do something with that feedback? Do […]

“I just wanna tell you how I’m feeling” – Doing ...



Via Helene Blowers on Flickr: http://pages.cms.k12.nc.us/superintendent/blog/ I’d like to share an email I sent to all of our 18,000-plus employees this morning. Here it is: Dear CMS Employees: When you make a mistake, the best thing to do is just admit it. Folks, we blew it, and I apologize. While the […]

An Apology from a School Superintendent