It has been a while since I posted an “inside baseball” type blog about running a library. So since this particular topic has been on my mind for months, I thought I might share it. Buildings and facilities are one of the hardest parts of my job. And it’s a role that a library degreeContinue reading “ON AND OFF THE SHELVES: If no one is mad at your decision you may not have made one at all”
Category Archives: Leadership
ON AND OFF THE SHELVES: Never be afraid of failure
In 2014 my father was posthumously inducted into the New York State Stock Car Hall of Fame in Saratoga. I typically don’t attend such events. However, my aunt could not make the trip and did not want my uncle to go alone. Since it was in Saratoga, I drew the shortest straw. My uncle isContinue reading “ON AND OFF THE SHELVES: Never be afraid of failure”
ON AND OFF THE SHELVES: I wish my job didn’t involve bathrooms as much as it does.
But facilities — including bathrooms — are a big part of what Albany’s libraries provide to the community. And a week doesn’t go by without me getting an email from a member of the public about a building issue. We often talk about the library as “the third place” — a shared, neutral meeting spaceContinue reading “ON AND OFF THE SHELVES: I wish my job didn’t involve bathrooms as much as it does.”