Disruption Is In The Air

Libraries and librarians spend a lot of time tweaking the status quo, when what we need is a complete disruption to remain relevant. We discuss the value of tagging in cataloguing, ebooks in reader’s advisory, federated searching in reference – trying to fit new tools and techniques into our current practices, or tweaking the status…

Using a Project Management Framework for Effective Meetings

Meetings, just like projects are unique. No two meetings are the same. It is difficult to consistently deliver successful projects without using some kind of framework, and the same is true for meetings. Using a framework optimises productivity and reduces misunderstanding and conflict. Below I’ve applied a typical project management framework to offer 5 tips…

3 Things To Add To Your Library’s “Stop Doing” List

Times are crazy. The recession may have caused libraries to be more fiscally responsible but it’s also increased the number of customers coming through the door. Trying to do more with less is a sign of the times and it isn’t going to go away in a hurry. To help you accomplish more with less,…

Meetings!

Meetings take up a lot of my time. Probably second only to travelling to and from them. And so whenever I read some tips on how to make them work better, I’m always intrigued. Today I came across a post from Results.com that had one tip I hadn’t encountered (or hadn’t noticed in any meetings I’ve been in)…