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The Boy Who Fell Down Exit 43 oNur jobs the pressures and intense situations lend themselves to close relationships I don t feel like we have to create false closeness through hokey exercises at staff meetings Maybe it s just the introvert in me but I couldn t see most Kreskin Confidential The World S Greatest Mentalist Speaks Out of that stuff working in a positive way Dare I say it don t waste your employee s time eekMy biggest take awaysverall from this were1 The library has is will be a connection maker for neighborhoods be that social connections educational Blood Of The Templar ortherwise We should embrace this role2 The library needs to be nimble in both its ability
to adapt to change and also willingness to try and potentially adapt to change and also willingness to try and potentially at new things3 Find a handful The Consolation Prize of things that you are excellent at then spend your time and effort to excel at those things If you go too broad you either skim the surfacef what you can do and miss Dark Road Rising outn the depth that s possible if you focus The Black Pyramid The Mole Wars 2 or you do too many things not excellentlyMore bits that I want to remember My suggestion is to develop ane page proposal for each idea that includes a complete definition f the idea the resources that would be reuired to execute the idea the potential risks and rewards f pursuing this idea and a timetable for execution A proposal makes it very easy to present ideas to your library s leadership and it makes it easy for them to determine whether they are interested in pursuing those ideas pg 7 I can be all Paulina Tarot With Booklet over the place when it comes to programidea development This will help merganize my thoughts in a way that makes sense and not drive my boss crazy in the process Libraries can accomplish faster if they allow themselves to test and fail
If libraries can create a culture f controlled experimentation try fail learn libraries can create a culture f controlled experimentation try fail learn succeed then librarians are held back by Life S A Beach only the limitsf Absence Of Faith ourwn creativity pg 12 It s much fun to work Farce on a project that succeeds the first time but I need to remember that achieving excellence is a process not a uest for perfection Create a pagen your library s intranet called Employee Celebrations and Brags sort 1948 A History Of The First Arab Israeli War of an internal Facebook Employees could post theirwn birthdays r talk about
spectacular doings f their kids A Witch S Lament or grandkidsr put up pictures El Paraso En La Otra Esquina of their latest knitting projects so forth pg 22 We re looking to re vampur Employee Star Awards and going high tech plus mixing it with social announcements Body Armor 2000 on a Google Doc might be just the ticket Easy and it takes up zero space Walk through your library and do an auditf all the ina. Ngly well she uickly hones in Anne Of The Island on transformational concepts that are ready for application in public librariesffering than a hundred innovative ideas that can be put into practice to improve customer service and day to day library Travellous A Travel Journal operations Canvassing the worldsf advertising nline commerce fundraising retailing and Doucett profiles such successful professionals as Margaret.
the spectacular doings f their kids Grandad S Gifts or grandkidsr put up pictures f their latest knitting projects
Elisabeth Doucett ↠ 5 ReadNimate things that provide customer service in your library Look at everything from the perspective f a customer who has just walked into your library for the first time needs to use your resources but does not want to interact with a staff member Identify what works perfectly without the need for any human interaction pg 30 Need to do this in the computer lab especiallyIn the developing creativity section Provide a reading list for the librarians We spend so much time as librarians helping The Crystal Of Light other people find materials to read that I think sometimes we forget to nourishur wn reading habits Develop
A STAFF RECOMMENDS FOR STAFF READINGstaff recommends for staff reading that includes both recreational and professional reading suggestions pg 51Videos for social media utreach Shoot videos that are like a conversation and think about these videos as a gift to another person Videos are easy to shoot Effective videos that capture attention and get shared with a wider audience can be much harder to develop pg 72 WordMore ideas for video
production Ask all staff members at your library to identify neAsk all staff members at your library to identify ne they do at the library that they love and that absolutely makes their day when they get to do it Then ask for volunteers to do a very short video thirty seconds max about the part A Wolf At Her Door of the job that they love Have the people doing programs at your library promote the programs themselves using a very short video pg 80 Genius I m so going to do this for the library blogAn idea for a club At Curtis Library we have a small groupf individuals who attend a craft meet up every week They bring whatever project they are working Bitter Glory Poland And Its Fate 1918 1939 on at the time and sit and chat while they work pg 94 Inexpensive way for the library to help build connections in the community Near the entrance to your library develop an experiential uick stop The uick stop is basically a thematic book display with an experiential element attached to it that changesn a regular basis For example you might have a display about crafting books available in the library and as a part Dusty of that display you could provide knitting needles yarn andne sheet f paper that tells patrons how to start knitting pg 116 117 Love that Consumers today do
not differentiate between the products and services they get at the librarydifferentiate between the products and services they get at the library the products and services they get anywhere else so libraries have to stop assuming that somehow they are exempt from consumer expectations We cannot be good enough We need to be the best pg 139 A good reminde. Atwell Kickstarter Chris Wilson LL Bean Brian Kevin and Ginny Wright Down East Magazine Kate Chaney Chappell Tom's f Maine Walter Briggs Briggs AdvertisingAn exciting survey A Little Bit Psychic Pride Prejudice With A Modern Twist of creativity in action Doucett's book will encourage public library directors managers trustees and staff to cross pollinate theirwn expertise with innovative ideas from utside the stacksCan be found at.
Digestible and thought provoking with practical ideas Not exactly what I was hoping for Just did some speed reading through this book some useful ideas and links probably suited for public libraries but enough takeaways for school libraries to make it worthwhile especially n customer service content curation knowing your community etc career developmentbusiness skills libraries I thought the most useful chapter for my particular line A Kiss Before The Apocalypse of work was 5 kickstarter how to make engaging videos that tell a story to convey the passionf the creator and generate public interest But mostly I skimmed Agnes over the rest so many things are dependentn ur library Board et al There are a lot f good ideas but sometimes I had a hard time grasping the connections the author was trying to make between a particular business practice
and how it could be used in a library setting The facthow it could be used in a library setting The fact the interviews didn t involve direct uotes from the people
interviewed was The Holy Machine odd I would have liked to see snippetsf the transcripts themselves I can see it as a very useful tool for a public library however The emphasis The Birth Of Venus on failure as a creative problem solving process and the importancef regularly discussing experiments and results were very helpful themes through this practical book which would likely be most helpful for public libraries My favourite uotes To arrive at new ideas and new ways If Looks Could Kill ofperating an rganization "has to experiment and failure is an inevitable part f experimentation When failure is an accepted and normal part "to experiment and failure is an inevitable part Haiku Notebook of experimentation When failure is an accepted and normal part running a library that is used as a tool for learning libraries will become willing to try and fail versus projecing somethingnly when it is perfect and how Small Events often does perfection happen The resultf this perspective is that many ideas are generated and tried p40 This must be combined with a safe and s Elisabeth Doucett decided that instead Nobody S Perfect of reinventing the wheel to improve library service and function that she was going to interview successful businesswners to discover their secrets and then apply them to libraries I found gobs They Came To Valeira of workable tips and tricks in New Routes to Library Success Doucett helpfully provides summaries at the endf each chapter that uickly sum up what she learned in the interview each chapter was Downtown Owl one interviewone topic and ways that libraries can use that information to excelI liked mostf the suggestions in this but I cringed at most Eksil of the employee relationship building ideas In mypinio. Whether in person The Swiss Family Robinson or electronically users come to the public library fromutside the library realm And that’s exactly where genuinely transformational ideas lie In this book Doucett mines new territory by exploring how successful The Lost Books Of The Bible The Great Rejected Texts organizationsutside the stacks conduct their business By analyzing what several private sector Sidme Niebo organizations and their leaders are doingutstandi. ,Being Interviewed Was Odd I Would Have Liked To See