Category Archive for: ‘Blog’

  • 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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  • Who (Really) Gets to Decide?

    I was recently contacted by a new friend from Oklahoma who asked me to re-send a valuable list of decision-making options to him. I’d shared this idea originally when I spoke there during Staff Day last fall and it was certainly worth repeating! Here’s the …

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  • Learn “How to Hire!”

    I’m excited to be planning a two-part webinar series for ALA (scheduled for May, 2017) that will help new supervisors review “How to Hire a Library Employee.” Here’s what it’s going to look like. If this sounds like something that would help you grow to …

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  • Tips for Managing Your Boss

    My newest blog post for Demco’s Ideas and Inspiration page offers some positive and sound advice for making challenging situations better at work. If you think you’d can’t initiate positive change just because you’re not the boss, think again…and read my blog!

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  • Perry Public Library Director Search

    I’ve been contracted to facilitate the Library Director Search for The Perry Public Library, located on the shores of Lake Erie. Watch this blog and my Facebook page more information, coming soon, and in the meantime check out this wonderful library. This might just be the …

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  • My New Book Is Available to Order

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  • Public Speaking Slide

    Is This Mike On??? Make Public Speaking Fun!

    I’m looking forward to taking part in Northeast Ohio Regional Library System’s New Supervisor series in September, when I’ll present a workshop on public speaking. No one, and I mean no one was ever more nervous than I back when I started teaching and speaking! …

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  • Brain Pic

    “Library Budgeting for Right Brained Thinkers” – New Course Coming Soon!

    Do you wish you better understood how to effectively develop a library budget? Are you feeling lost in a sea of spreadsheets that seem to be written in a foreign language – at least to you? Would you like to build a network of support …

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  • Seeking Mentor PL Director

    The director search is now open at The Mentor (OH) Public Library. Check out this ad. If it fits, we’re looking for you! The Mentor Public Library is seeking an experienced, professional leader who will keep the library relevant, innovative and connected to the community. …

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