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Blogging From A to Z Challenge

30 Mar

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This is my third year participating in the Blogging from A to Z Challenge and I’m so happy I am finally writing this post – just under the wire as the AtoZ Challenge begins April 1st. Take a look at my first year’s theme – Storytime Plans from A to Z with books, rhymes and songs for a theme for each letter of the alphabet and last year’s theme – Leadership Traits.

My theme this year will be Library Program Planning from A to Z, so for each letter, I’ll describe a program that will hopefully inspire you to try at your own library, classroom or at home!

I’m excited to share more about the programming we do at our library and hopefully will be able to get a chance to connect with a lot of other bloggers working on the challenge as well. Every blogger can choose their own theme (or no theme at all) so it’s always interesting to see what others post! If you’re interested in more about the A to Z Challenge, I challenge you to check out their website!

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Blogging From A to Z April Challenge Survivor

1 May

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survivor-atoz [2017] v1During the month of April, I be participated in the 2017 Blogging from A to Z Challenge. For this year’s theme, I chose to look at leadership qualities as I’ve just recently (within the past 6 months) become the director of my public library. We have about 50 staff members, most of whom are part-time employees serving a 30,000 resident community by providing high-quality programs and resources. Each day, I’ll looked at one trait and how it has helped me to become a better director. Here’s a list of the traits and the link to each post:

Theme Reveal – Leadership Traits

April 1 – Adjustment
April 3 – Budget
April 4 – Change
April 5 – Determination
April 6 – Education
April 7 – Forward-Thinking
April 8 – Growth
April 10 – Humble
April 11 – Inclusive
April 12 –  Join
April 13 – Knowledgeable
April 14 – Listen
April 15 – Mentor
April 17 – Natural
April 18 –Opportunities
April 19 – Passion
April 20 – Quiet
April 21 – Rest
April 22 – Stress
April 24 – Team
April 25 – Understand
April 26 – Vision
April 27 – Willing
April 28 – eXcited
April 29 – Young-At-Heart 
Apri 30 – Zealous

AtoZ Blogging Challenge – Zealous

30 Apr

2017atozDuring the month of April, I’ll be participating in the 2017 Blogging from A to Z Challenge. For this year’s theme, I chose to look at leadership qualities as I’ve just recently (within the past 6 months) become the director of my public library. We have about 50 staff members, most of whom are part-time employees serving a 30,000 resident community by providing high-quality programs and resources. Each day, I’ll look at one trait and how it’s helped me to become a better director.

I think zealous runs along side passion excitement, and energy – all traits that I think a good leader should have. I just had a meeting between our Library Board of Directors and our Township Board of Supervisors and one of the Supervisors mentioned that I didn’t hold back my passion for the library, which I’m really excited about. They noticed how excited I am about libraries, and our community library in particular and I showed them where we want to go in the future and that’s what I wanted to get across – that we won’t be extinct in a few years time – we might be evolving and updating ourselves to keep up with the technology and the times, but a library is still a vital component of a community.

And my hope is that I can provide the leadership needed to position our library into that role 0 as a third space where community members go to learn and engage with others, where there is a staff that is zealous about providing quality customer service to everyone who walks in the door. I’m excited about my role in this library and our path into the future!

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