By Michael Casey & Michael Stephens Egos can insidiously prevent us from doing what we could do best. Recently, in a late-night conversation, a few trusted librarian colleagues told us how much damage an inflated ego can do to a library’s culture. One in that small circle had clashed with a department member and been called out by the administration for “only thinking of herself” in planning and implementing a new project. Another had been recognized in a national forum as a rising talent, only to have that accolade ignored by employers. A third led a well-regarded project but was […]
http://www.schoollibraryjournal.com/article/CA6573999.html “Twitter is just one of the Web 2.0 technologies that we are using to engage students within our traditional Web page (www.pasadena.edu/library),” says Mary Ann Laun, assistant dean of library services at Shatford. “We highlight events, interesting stats, and curious facts in an effort to call attention to some of the great things happening in the library. From announcements such as ‘the system is down, ask for help at the Reference desk’ to special events, we have fun conveying quick messages to students.” Twitter can also help promote a blog, whether you’re an individual or an organization—like YALSA. The […]
we’re going to disneyland!, originally uploaded by The Shifted Librarian. What a great way to unwind after a full conference day — and benefit ALA scholarships. The good news: I made it through the Haunted Mansion!