Showcase: The Anatomy Of Libraries

My Mum lives in Gisborne. She doesn’t use the library and won’t write a letter to the editor about the library user-charges in Gisborne because she doesn’t know what she’d say. I asked Mum why she doesn’t use the library: “I don’t need to.” I asked Mum what would encourage her to use the library: “If…

TEDTalks: Reviews In 10 Words or less

TED is a non-profit organisation devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. It started in 1984 as a conference bringing together people from three worlds: Technology, Education, and Design. Today it brings together the world’s most fascinating thinkers and doers who are challenged to give the talk of their lives in 18 minutes or less. TEDTalks shares…

4. Become a BoK Star

In a previous post I listed 24 library leadership qualities that will inspire me to be a loyal follower. 4.  I will follow someone who helps me overcome obstacles. LIANZA’s professional registration scheme provides (amongst other things) a framework for employers to coach and develop their library and information professional staff. Many New Zealand librarians who are professionally registered…

3. Be The First Penguin

In a previous post I listed 24 library leadership qualities that will inspire me to be a loyal follower. 3.  I will follow someone who shows me the way (leads by example). Leading by example is difficult, because it’s personal. It takes courage to step outside your comfort zone. It is a calculated risk where the benefits…

2. Aim For Excellence, Always

In a previous post I listed 24 library leadership qualities that will inspire me to be a loyal follower. 2.  I will follow someone who aims to be the best and attempts to make it happen. Good enough is never enough. There will always be room for improvement – new technology to exploit, processes to improve,…