The last year and a half has certainly posed new risks to staff safety, but public librarianship was not necessarily risk-free pre-pandemic either.
Gretchen Kaser Corsillo Author Archive
Gretchen Kaser Corsillo is employed as the director of the Rutherford Public Library in Rutherford, NJ. She began her library career in youth services, and other interests include management theory, social media marketing, and statistics.
Study shows correlation between library capital investment and student success.
Deerfield Public Library is working hard to reach homebound patrons during the pandemic – and you can, too.
The COVID-19 pandemic has turned the recruitment process upside down for both job seekers and employers. Here’s how to cope.
Employee morale takes another hit in the age of COVID.
Public libraries hustle to respond to the COVID-19 outbreak.
Recent publisher embargoes make it more difficult for libraries to purchase e-content.
Managers, avoid these common pitfalls, and stop stressing over employee reviews.
Social media is relatively easy to publish to and free or low-cost, making it genuinely accessible to any type of organization. This ease, however, can come at a price — more and more often we hear stories of businesses dealing with fallout from a poorly thought out post.
Networking: love it or hate it, it’s tough to ignore this facet of the modern career. Many experts tout the importance of making connections in order to further one’s career, but it can be difficult and overwhelming to get started.
Is it ever okay to treat your colleagues like family?
The idea of monthly reports may conjure an image of long blocks of dry text and enough numbers to make your head spin. Equally boring for both the reader and the writer, these serious, lengthy reports often do little to convey your organization’s successes; the more dense they are, the less trustees and other stakeholders are likely to read them. If no one is reading them, is your library’s story really being told?
If you’ve worked in a library for any considerable amount of time, chances are you’ve experienced micromanagement on some level.
Sexual harassment has taken center stage recently, and it’s reached epidemic proportions in public libraries.
Barnes & Noble’s list of reads for the biggest travel day of the year wins big.