My typical weekend routine, if I'm not dashing off to a kid-related activity, is to listen to NPR's Weekend Edition while I drink my coffee. This past weekend, I was intrigued to hear a promo for a story about a library director. "This library director resigned after continuous dramatics over featured books" The story itself… Continue reading Communications Tips for Libraries Facing Book Challenges
I had the pleasure of attending the American Library Association Conference in Washington, DC last month. I found it energizing and inspiring to meet and catch up with so many organizations and libraries that I admire! I also got to see some of my favorite "library people" - former colleagues who have moved on to other library systems, current and past clients, library marketing peers, vendors and others.
Those of you who know me well know that this is my favorite month. First of all, my birthday is in October, and despite being in the 40-something age range, I still enjoy celebrating it. Second, it is a beautiful time of year. Don't get me wrong, I love summer, but the crispness of autumn… Continue reading Celebrating a Birthday and an Anniversary
I was recently talking to a friend about professional development opportunities for employees. He said, "Now that conferences have been cancelled due to COVID-19, I'm encouraging my employees to continue their professional development via books, webinars and other online learning options." I think this is becoming more and more common, as most 2020 conferences have… Continue reading Professional Development in a Post-COVID World
As we move into fall, business is starting to return to a "new normal," and that means more training and professional development needs for libraries and other community-serving organizations. Even as my clients have adjusted their operations due to COVID-19, I've adjusted my training topics to meet their needs. My experience with crisis communications, funding… Continue reading Fall Webinar Schedule and Book Release