A Project Underway

Project Management as a Core Competency for Librarians

Projects—and the need to manage them—permeate libraries. We migrate catalogs and implement new discovery services. We start new chat reference services and new training programs for our front line staff. We establish new campus delivery services and shift the collections. We

A Project Underway

Project Management as a Core Competency for Librarians

Projects—and the need to manage them—permeate libraries. We migrate catalogs and implement new discovery services. We start new chat reference services and new training programs for our front line staff. We establish new campus delivery services and shift the collections. We

Waterfall in Asheville

Middle Managers and Strategic Direction

Have you been working as an entry-level librarian and are itching for change? Is your supervisor putting you into new leadership roles? Have you started supervising others? Do you aspire to lead a library one day? Welcome to the ladder

Waterfall in Asheville

Middle Managers and Strategic Direction

Have you been working as an entry-level librarian and are itching for change? Is your supervisor putting you into new leadership roles? Have you started supervising others? Do you aspire to lead a library one day? Welcome to the ladder

Otis Sleeping

You Are Feeling Sleepy

It turns out that when we work more, we sleep less. And when we spend more time with family, we also sleep less. At least, that’s what a study recently published in Personnel Psychology suggests. The researchers’ analysis of American

Otis Sleeping

You Are Feeling Sleepy

It turns out that when we work more, we sleep less. And when we spend more time with family, we also sleep less. At least, that’s what a study recently published in Personnel Psychology suggests. The researchers’ analysis of American

Chief Lempira

Conviction of Action

I was browsing the literary and grammatical gifts at the Virginia Shop of the Library of Virginia recently, chuckling to myself and sometimes laughing out loud. I recommend the grammar plates for a good laugh. I also recommend the greeting cards

Chief Lempira

Conviction of Action

I was browsing the literary and grammatical gifts at the Virginia Shop of the Library of Virginia recently, chuckling to myself and sometimes laughing out loud. I recommend the grammar plates for a good laugh. I also recommend the greeting cards

Store Display Window

Fashionable Management

360-Degree Feedback. Lean Management. Management by Wandering Around. Organizational Learning.  Reengineering. Six Sigma. Total Quality Management. One business best seller after another touts a new management philosophy, urging executives to stay current by implementing a new, sure-fire method for company

Store Display Window

Fashionable Management

360-Degree Feedback. Lean Management. Management by Wandering Around. Organizational Learning.  Reengineering. Six Sigma. Total Quality Management. One business best seller after another touts a new management philosophy, urging executives to stay current by implementing a new, sure-fire method for company

Letters on the door of the Sagrada Familia

Personality Types and Librarians (Part 2)

Using the 1994 Scherdin study of 1,600 librarians and MBTI®, and a national representative sample of MBTI® types from 1998, we can get a sense of how a group of librarians might be different from the general population. For instance, you read

Letters on the door of the Sagrada Familia

Personality Types and Librarians (Part 2)

Using the 1994 Scherdin study of 1,600 librarians and MBTI®, and a national representative sample of MBTI® types from 1998, we can get a sense of how a group of librarians might be different from the general population. For instance, you read

Cabela Diorama

Personality Types and Librarians (Part 1)

Millions of people have taken the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI®) instrument in the hopes of understanding themselves better. The theory behind the MBTI® is that we are born with preferences which do not change over time. These preferences add up to

Cabela Diorama

Personality Types and Librarians (Part 1)

Millions of people have taken the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI®) instrument in the hopes of understanding themselves better. The theory behind the MBTI® is that we are born with preferences which do not change over time. These preferences add up to