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Ask a Librarian: New Library Director Advice?

An old one from the inbox about starting as a new, youngish library director in an established library. Here are some quick links and things to think about: 1. How to manage smart people. http://www.scottberkun.com/essays/28-how-to-manage-smart-people/ If your staff is smart, … Continue reading

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Ask a Librarian: How do smaller libraries work together to get economies of scale?

Someone I work with at Harvard’s Library Innovation Lab asked me for examples of smaller rural libraries working together to “combine forces” to get more done. I realized that for someone outside the library world, the breakdown of state libraries, … Continue reading

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Ask a librarian: My library is requiring proof of citizenship to get a library card. How do I fight back?

Question from an author who recently learned that her library is requiring proof of citizenship for patrons to get library cards. She wanted to know what she could do about that. I’m sorry the library where you’re from is doing … Continue reading

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links about some good and bad things in libraryland

First off, I’d like to point out this question from Ask MetaFilter which asks the age old question “I am trying to automate my small school/church/club library. What software should I use?” I gave a few answers, as did a … Continue reading

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some interesting reading/commenting from MeFi

I had been holding off on linking to the Web Tech Guy and Angry Staff Person video/blog post because I have mixed feelings about the idea generally even though I know it was a big hit when they showed it … Continue reading

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