The 7 beauties of project management

There is an abundance of library literature that suggests we as librarians need to do better in raising our profile to those outside the profession. That we need to increase our visibility, and improve our marketing and communication so that others will truly realise the value of librarians and libraries. We’ve heard it all before right? So…

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…

If Disaster Strikes Have You Considered…

Recently Carolyn Robertson, Christchurch City Libraries Manager wrote a brief post on the LIANZA website about her attendance at the LIANZA Waikato/Bay of Plenty Weekend School. I also attended the weekend school and the stories Carolyn shared about the impact of the February earthquake on Christchurch City Libraries were compelling and heart-wrenching. Carolyn’s stories also made…

1. Inspire Me With Your Vision For Libraries

In a previous post I listed 24 library leadership qualities that will inspire me to be a loyal follower. 1.  I will follow someone who has a vision of how libraries can take the world to a better place. A vision provides an inspirational statement that captures the essence of an ideal future. And for me,…