Test Your Assumptions

Library projects often focus a lot on risks as this is often what stakeholders are most concerned about. But it is also good to test assumptions. How do risks differ from assumptions? Risks are the likelihood that something will or will not happen. They are measured by their probability (what is the likelihood that this…

Provide And Pray

Earlier this year I listened to a podcast from The Engaging Brand about a new book called “The Social Organisation:  How to Use Social Media to Tap the Collective Genius of Your Customers and Employees“. One memorable aspect of this podcast was the reference to a practice that the authors referred to as “provide and pray”….

Stressed By The Summer Reading Programme?

It’s that time again for public libraries. If you’re not full swing into organising your next Summer Reading Programme you soon will be. Although I haven’t had hands-on experience with a summer reading programme, I couldn’t help but notice a few things when I was working in a public library*: It’s not an enviable job….

What Does Success Look Like?

Last week I read a post by Australian Information Professional Alisa Howlett about how her definition of success has changed over time and sometimes the path is not as well defined as it used to be. Alisa’s post got me thinking about success in another way – from a project perspective. A successful project solves a problem…

Indian Takeaway: One Man’s Attempt To Cook His Way Home (Book Review)

Title: Indian Takeaway: One Man’s Attempt To Cook His Way Home Author: Hardeep Singh Kohli Verdict: Hilarious and superbly written. A must read. Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ Similar to: Julie and Julia by Julie Powell. See which libraries in New Zealand have Indian Takeaway and Julie and Julia. I’m a foodie with a fascination of Indian food,…