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“The first responsibility of a leader is to define reality. The last is to say thank you. In between, the leader is a servant.” - Max DePree
Sarah Houghton and Andy Woodworth announced Operation 451, a movement intentionally invoking Fahrenheit 451 as a symbolic affirmation of our librarian values of knowledge, service of others, and free expression of ideas. [Operation 451] stands in…
Library Sherpa 💻📚'For gun-shy administrations, values do not have to be in policy or in the mission statement – although I suspect that’s better marketing than not. Service design communicates these values just as effectively.'
“I'm always surprised by how many health questions I get,” said Renee Pokorny, branch supervisor at the Philadelphia Free Library. It's no surprise that she's surprised. According to a 2015 Pew Research Center study, 73 percent of…
Library Sherpa 💻📚'According to a 2015 Pew Research Center study, 73 percent of people who visit a public library in America go looking for answers about their health.'
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Marcy Phelps, President, Phelps Research Inc. Author, Research on Main Street: Using the Web to Find Local Business and Market Information Greg Notess, Faculty & Graduate Services Librarian, Montana State University Gary…
Library Sherpa 💻📚I'm pleased to be co-presenting with Blake Carver at CIL this year. We will have a pre-conference workshop entitled, 'IT Security for Libraries'
Networking. The mere word conjures up discomfort: There you are, making forced small talk with complete strangers while balancing cube-shaped cheese or veggies and a pool of dip on a plastic plate. But networking isn't just an activity you do over…
Library Sherpa 💻📚'Networking is simply any act that builds strong personal connections with other people.'
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Libraries are a timeless treasure. Even as ereaders make paper books less necessary, people still crave a physical space to surround ourselves with knowledge. When done right, those spaces can be works of art. To find the most beautiful libraries…
Library Sherpa 💻📚Having a bad day? Save this just to scroll through it and look at the pretty photos. Earmark some of them for future trips!