21 Everyday Library Projects

In the last 5 months I’ve worked with over 120 library staff on using practical project management skills in their everyday work. What I’ve noticed is that some staff have initially struggled to find a connection between what they do, and projects. There is a perception that all projects are big, unwieldy, reluctant beasts that…

Kotui: An Update From Sue Sutherland Regarding Koha

On 29 April 2011, the National Library of New Zealand announced: Vendors selected to develop Kōtui, a new national shared library system Three vendors have been selected to work with Kōtui to develop a shared library system operated by the National Library of New Zealand for subscribing public libraries. The vendors are SirsiDynix, EBSCO Publishing, and…

Waimakariri District Libraries: First NZ Library To Launch App

Pat Mock, Reference Team Leader of Waimakariri District Libraries graciously agreed to share how they’ve “dared to do different” by being the first library in New Zealand to use the LibAnywhere app. Congratulations on being the first library in New Zealand to use Library Anywhere (LibAnywhere). What prompted you to set up an app for…

Is Your List Of Library Projects Out Of Control?

It doesn’t matter how small your think your projects are, it is difficult to keep any project under control without some kind of framework or map. Perhaps your list of library projects include: write book reviews for the library’s website combine the reference and lending desks create a social media subject guide or improve the library’s orientation…

A Latitude of Libraries – An Interview

This Q-and-A is with Claire Gummer, author of A Latitude of Libraries. What prompted you to start A Latitude of Libraries? I’ve always relished information and ideas, and as an Aucklander I’m excited about the way the region-wide public library network now makes them more accessible and extends the boundaries of my world. My books…