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Mindfulness in the Library

After suffering from burnout for a while, I took a professional development course on mindfulness through ALA’s Online Learning platform. I heard a lot about mindfulness meditation but never practiced it. I was in a difficult state but I am improving little by little.

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I’m Not Actually a Librarian: Human Resources Director

Ever stop to think about what a “human resource” really is? Your library runs on them! And it’s the human resources director’s job to negotiate the tricky task of keeping all employees, managers, and the government happy with each other.

March April 2016

FEATURE|Give Staff a Break this Summer

Incorporate Seasonal Employees and Volunteers for Efficient Library Staffing

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Leaks or Bursts: Managing Feelings in Workplace Communication

In this post (the second in a series) I am focusing on communication via the book Difficult Conversations: How to Discuss what Matters Most  by Stone, Patton, and Heen. The authors do an incredible job of breaking down the elements of difficult conversations and offer some very practical steps on how to approach all types […]

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What Libraries Can Learn from Record Stores

What can libraries learn about customer service and reader’s advisory from record stores? Enhance the library experience through a passionate, knowledgeable staff and a creative, playful approach to reader’s advisory.

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Thousands Enjoy Public Library Stories

If you’re looking for a place to read and share great library stories, Gina Sheridan has you covered with her Tumblr, I work at a public library.