Category Archive for: ‘Blog’

  • 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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  • 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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