Category Archive for: ‘Blog’

  • New Book Contract Signed!

    I just signed another book contract with ALA Editions, this time for 6-books in a series called Leadership Solutions Planners. Each book will result in a plan for building leadership skills in a particular area. Each planner will be an affordable, interactive learning tool that, taken together could form …

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  • Heading for the Mountains

    I’m looking forward to my first ever visit to beautiful Vermont Sunday! I’ll be presenting three sessions at The New England Library Association Conference. One on “Be a Great Boss,” one on “Strategic Planning That Doesn’t Hurt a Bit,” and a luncheon keynote on “Renew …

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  • You Should Love Going to Work! (Most of the time, at least)

    I’m excited to be working with The King County Library System to present a webinar in November on “Renew Yourself.” Do you get up each morning excited to go to work? If not, maybe your career path needs some attention? It’s never too late to …

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  • “OK Google, What’s @ My Library?”

    I just took part in an OhioNet workshop yesterday all about “Linked Data” and – wow – this could be the best thing for libraries since colored dots! Imagine, your customer searches on Google for “yoga” and the first thing that pops up is YOUR …

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  • See You in Chicago!

    If you are attending ALA Annual Conference in Chicago this week, I would love to meet face-to-face. I will be at the Convention Center on Saturday and Sunday. Come attend one of these events and say hello: Saturday, June 24, 10:30 – 11:30 – I’ll …

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  • “Renew Yourself” Reviews Are Coming In

    Here are some readers’ thoughts about my new book, “Renew Yourself: A 6-Step Plan for More Meaningful Work.” COMMENTS FROM READERS… Friday, March 17, 2017, by Kate M. Spaulding, San Jose State University, School of Information, Career Blog, “Renew Yourself and Your Career” “Although I …

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  • Winning Resumes That Land Library Jobs

      Library Advice: Winning Resumes That Land Library Jobs by Catherine Hakala-Ausperk For any given position, a hiring manager might receive dozens or even hundreds of resumes. Her first job is to weed through them. She makes a separate pile of candidates she might want …

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  • Are You Being Asked to Do More?

    If you work in a library, you know that budgets are tightening under economic pressure. Tight budgets lead to staff cuts and staff cuts lead to remaining staffers having to take on more responsibilities. Many are being asked to take on tasks where they have …

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  • Taking Care of Staff

    I’m proud to have been invited to take part in The New England Library Association’s 2017 Conference, which will focus on Librarian/Staff Wellness and professional development! I’ll be talking about being a great boss, effective planning (including for staff growth) and, of course, how to …

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  • Politics Made Easy

    If you are one of those people who thinks they might like to try management – but you dread the politics – I’ve got just the course for you  Beginning February 20, 2017, I’ll be teaching an American Library Association course called “Politics and Partnerships”.  …

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