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KEEP CALM AND LIBRARY ON: Avoiding Summer Burnout

Summertime can be pretty overwhelming in a public library, even if you don’t work in youth services. Thanks to an increase in unstructured time, the library becomes a popular place for students and their families. At my library, we also see an uptick in usage from residents who do not have school-age children and come in to stock up on books and media before heading off on vacation. While the rest of the world is getting the chance to relax, we’re kicking it into high gear in order to provide the best possible service for our patrons.

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Who Knew? What They Don’t Teach You in Library School

A few days ago, another librarian and I spent an agonizing forty minutes trying to follow the impossible directions for assembling a desk chair. We had both approached the topic thinking it would be a quick and easy task and we’d soon be back to our ‘normal’ work. We ultimately assembled the chair, but with […]

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Are You a Multitasking Master? Think Again.

Multitasking is a myth. Odds are you are not the multitasking ace you claim to be. Working in a public library means being a master juggler. Here are some tips to help keep the balls in the air.

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Make Time to Find Time

In my first post on time management, I quickly realized I didn’t have enough time to cover everything. And while I never will, I did want to share a bit more of what I learned about managing my time. The following provides you with a few more tips to help you “find” more time in your day.

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When 24 Hours Doesn’t Feel Like Enough

Many days, time seems to slip away, leaving us wondering what happened. Strategies to help manage your time exist, but wading through the wide variety of options can be time consuming. Start with these three suggestions.