Director’s Thoughts #1

24 Aug

directors

Yesterday, I spent a few hours trying to get my office organized… my previous director had been in the position for 37 years let me repeat that – 37 years!  So needless to say, the office could use a little refreshing and some spring late summer cleaning.  Thankfully our building maintenance crew was so kind in helping me move around some furniture, get rid of other furniture and in general just went with the flow as I figured out what I wanted to do.  (Honestly, I have no idea what I want to do.)

But, I did think of a cool idea for my door!  I have a small bulletin board on my door and I think my plan is to make a “What is Laura reading?” poster and update it as often as possible.  I think for some people in the library, they might have forgotten how much they love to read (and talk about it!). I think it’s extremely difficult to provide quality reader’s advisory without have some basic knowledge of authors and genres, so it’s my hope that by sharing my reading world with my staff, they’ll begin sharing theirs as well – with me, with coworkers and with patrons. As of right now, it’s a very small thing, but one that I think may have interesting results.  I’ll keep you posted.

Other than that, right now, I’m trying to keep my head above water as I balance my work in the children’s department with trying to get my feet underneath me as a library director.  It’s not going to be the easiest next couple of months, but I’m ready for the challenge – and I’ve got gummy vitamins and yoga stretching to keep my energy up! Do you have any tips for a new library director?  Share them with me in the comments below!

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2 Responses to “Director’s Thoughts #1”

  1. Mrs. Mother Dirt August 24, 2016 at 4:14 pm #

    Congratulations!

  2. Kathleen August 28, 2016 at 12:51 pm #

    Congratulations! I think that the ‘What is Laura reading?’ is a fantastic and clever idea for your door😊

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