Read On! Traveling Library

Last week I got to travel to Chicago for a kickoff meeting for a national study on library broadband measurement. I like everything about the idea of flying – the rush of takeoff, the feel of the plane as the magic of “lift” keeps us from plummeting to our doom, the exhilaration of landing such […]

Read On! Good Searching

One of the things we talked about at our Staff Training Day a few weeks ago was the importance of good search terms. Whether you’re using one of our online resources like EBSCO or you’re feeling lucky with a Google search, this advice applies to everyone searching for information online. My example for the staff […]

Read On! General Update (and puppies)

Your Library and your Library Director are busy right now! We just had our first staff training day, we’re wrapping up the information gathering portion of our strategic planning, I’m preparing for a trip to Chicago to be part of a study on library bandwidth, and my family is fostering two adorable puppies from the […]

Read On! Anniversary

On Friday, I celebrated my third anniversary as the director of the Thomas J. Harrison Pryor Public Library. When I applied for the position, I told my husband, “It’ll be good practice.” Having worked at my previous library for over ten years, I knew I needed practice at professional interviewing before I started submitting my […]