We are Small Data

We are seeing a lot of buzz about Big Data. The ability to collect massive amounts of data, finding patterns and trends is allowing us to see ourselves, our communities, cultures, and subcultures, as never before.

The Extraordinary Library Experience

Libraries are in the midst of change, big change.  Library professionals often have to address the most basic of basics: funding, staffing, resources.

It’s a Party: A Metaphoric Observation Exercise with Staff

Library work is fun. In my first year as a professional in the library field, I was working at Walnut Public Library in Southern California.

Student Staff in the Library

Student staff play an invaluable role in the library.

Making the Most of Committee Time

Whenever we get together as a team to plan, to problem solve, and to make team or organizational decisions or recommendations, we hope to make the time as effective as possible.

Music in the Library

Rich notes of Cuban jazz waft through the space.

Shared Vision and Stone Soup

Peter Senge wrote about shared vision in The Fifth Discipline.