Monthly Archives: November 2007

37 posts

Resolving Conflict

I was pleased to see this post at 43 Folders: It reminded me that my SJCPL mentor shared the four agreements with me years ago. The four agreements can not only help resolve conflict, but can add to productivity and general well-being. 1. Be impeccable with your word. Words have immeasurable power, so use them with care. Say only what you mean, and remember your opinion isn’t fact. Silence is better than saying something you’ll regret. 2. Don’t take anything personally. Here I’ll quote the book, “Nothing other people do is because of you. It is because of themselves.” […]

New Look Ning – Ads Removed for Education Use

Hey Jude writes at Steve Hargadon writes about the new look Ning! – and how current education users can request to have advertising removed. As a member of the FlatClassroom Project, Classroom 2.0, The Global Education Collaborative, Library 2.0, NextGen Teachers, School 2.0, Stop Cyberbullying, Edublogger World, and lots more. I’m not active really, just drop by sometimes – unless the group is project-based such as The Horizon Project and the Flat Classroom Project. I especially like the way we can use Ning! to introduce groups of new teachers to the world of robust social networking – sharing information, […]

Casey & Savistinuk on Library 2.0

At Internet Librarian 2007 Liz Lawley said, “You have to figure out what the problem is first before you come up with a solution.” She was referring to the use of Second Life as a method of social interaction with users; however her statement rings true for the general concept of Library 2.0. Energy focused on implementing new tools and programs is wasted if we don’t know what our users really want. Without knowing that, we create more work for ourselves with hit or miss initiatives. In the past two years much of the discussion of Library 2.0 has been […]

PLCMC Job Openings

Have you seen these jobs open at the Public Library of Charlotte Mecklenburg County? POSITION TITLE: Director of Community Engagement & Development LOCATION: Main Library STARTING SALARY: $78,972-$101,000 DESCRIPTION OF WORK: The Director of Community Engagement & Development is a key position on a new, senior-level executive team and is responsible for developing and directing the overall strategy and vision for the Community Engagement department of PLCMC. It provides oversight and management of Community Engagement functional areas including: Fundraising & Development, Volunteer Coordination, Customer Satisfaction Assurance, Festivals & Exhibits including Novello, and Library Partnerships. This person is responsible for […]