Friday, May 28, 2010

Management Development Program at ACPL

My hat's off to Allen County Public Library for

1. Seeing a need
2. Addressing a need
3. Being transparent while doing so

Jeffrey Krull states "...improve our management skills so we can have a better organization". Well said!

Thursday, May 27, 2010

A Library's Annual Report or a Pop-Up Book?

You decide.

A big kudos to the Topeka and Shawnee County (Kans.) Public Library!

This year’s report is an audiovisual extravaganza laid out whimsically as a pop-up book.

Read more here.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Library Advocacy Day Contest

The American Library Association is hold a video contest. Check out the rules and go for it like Springfield Township (PA) High School did:

Imagine (Library Advocacy Day) from Joyce Valenza on Vimeo.

Monday, May 10, 2010

A Letter to the President from an Unquiet Librarian

PLEASE take the time to go over to the Unquiet Librarian and read Buffy's letter to the President. He really needs to take her up on her offer of teaching him about transliteracy. Here's just a glimpse of her great letter:

I also find it incredibly irresponsible for you to label devices like iPods and
iPads as instruments of “distraction” and “entertainment” that are not capable
of “empowerment” when you admit within the speech you don’t know how to work
these gadgets.