What was the worst piece of writing advice you’ve ever received? Why was it so wrong for you?
It's easy to get wrapped up in someone else's drama. Heck, that's why we read books, isn't it? But when it comes to your professional community, I think careful consideration of the known facts alongside tempered but honest reaction is best. So I'm going to take a librarian's stance and post some thoughts on how... Continue Reading →
The average Brit checks their smartphone 221 times daily and has their eyes (and hands) glued to the device roughly 3 hours each day (itproportal). According to a very scientific conversion formula, that means that Americans must check their phones exactly 3,554 times daily, spending nearly 18.74 hours on their devices. That seems legit, right?... Continue Reading →
You have a day entirely to yourself. No deadlines are pending and you can do whatever you want. How do you spend your day?
I've seen many terms for "process mapping" including value stream mapping, narrative journey maps, or business process architecture. In essence, these varying techniques are all similar in one basic respect: They are techniques for visually mapping out the steps to a process or procedure. The purpose for doing such is tri-fold: to obtain an overview... Continue Reading →
For the hardworking professional, it can be hard to "turn off" at night and get the rest we truly need. Try out these tips for ways to wind down before your head hits the pillow: 1. Jump Around As simple as running around your house or dropping some crazy dance moves to your favorite song,... Continue Reading →
I don't have to tell you - zombies are everywhere. I do not mean to say that the zombie apocalypse has begun (although that would certainly make for an interesting post). I mean to say the obvious - for the past few years, they have been and remain super popular. For zombie fans, this is... Continue Reading →
Having been to two conferences over the past two weeks and having heard the F-bomb dropped several times by presenters...
Being a children's librarian has many benefits and I would argue, is one of the most fulfilling library careers out there. But listing all the reasons why being a children's librarian is awesome isn't the point of this post. Rather, I'll be focusing on one specific benefit: Having experience as a children's librarian can improve... Continue Reading →