Beach and Library – nuff said

Summer at the library beach

Hit the beach and grab a great summer read

Calling all gens to read: We’ll meet you where you are by bringing our mobile libraries to you. Making waves for the future, the beach is no exception. See you at the stacks. Splashing is not recommended but when stopping by a simple, “hello” is appreciated.

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The ‘Tree of Life’ welcomes all and roots for diversity and inclusiveness. How about you?

Tree of life and inclusion by Joe Shlabotnik

Picture courtesy of Creative Commons via Joe S.

HE is no stranger to diversity but how does it fair when it comes to inclusiveness? With so many Ups and Downs; it’s 2018, are we there yet? Please share your thoughts about what you’re hearing (if anything, you’d care to share) around the water cooler surrounding this conversation of the new/old concept known as “inclusive teaching.” Does this method mean, all or all of the same? Any appropriate, constructive, and respectful comments are welcome here. We do LISn to you here.


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The Age of Remote-First “Workplaces” – Ambition & Balance

February 2018

Wherever you are, your work can get done today. Employer LIS trends could include more engagement in online, digital library and information services, along with more expansion in e-learning/distance learning instruction in academia. Keeping that “human-feel,” the Reference and User Services Association (RUSA), suggests increasing awareness of our emotional intelligence when it comes to Virtual Reference Services (VRS). 

Is the remote/virtual librarian coming around the 21st Century bend?

Ponder this, if you will;

Can we then be out of the library and still be effective at sustaining relevance and currency to our users wherever we are?

Or do we continue to stay in the library awaiting their arrival in-person or online?

How about a nice balance to both; being the human and the bot!?  Do share. 

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Amplifying Community Engagement

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Happy New Year All!

If you’re anything like me with my New Year Resolutions still intact, keeping our LIS trail innovative is wildly important in 2018 to sustaining user relevancy. Here is one way you can get your life-long learner out to play; with a webcast that is. Why not begin this year with learning a little more about keeping library services innovative? One nimble change is to design more user-centric services; it’s a great start to the new year. Maybe, just maybe, they’ll look up from their phones, devices, or TVs to hear us:).

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