The new school year always brings a wealth of opportunities to try new things. Matthew Winner provides questions you can ask yourself to jump-start your thinking, new ideas for your classroom or library, and plenty of resources to make the next school year the best one yet!
Marketing your library can be a struggle — you have so many great resources, but how can you promote all of them? And what’s the best way to get the word out? Library veteran Cathy Hakala-Ausperk offers advice for your marketing questions.
Professional conferences can leave you feeling ready to take on the world with all the new ideas you’ve gathered. But attending conferences and events isn’t always an option. Fortunately, there are multiple online learning opportunities available to the library community. Discover your options!
Searching for ways to make your librarian resume stand out to hiring managers? Look no further for the answers to all your questions.
There’s no reason why you should stumble through your library career! Get tips on how to find a professional mentor and how to become one yourself.
Accomplished maker and educator Heather Lister provides you with sample projects and resources to incorporate the maker movement within your school, library or classroom (or all three!), with little to no technology requirements.
We asked renowned librarians and authors at the top of their game about their job advice for new librarians. What they said are things we can all learn from!
Want to get more buy-in from staff and added exposure for your maker programs? Children’s Librarian and maker extraordinaire Holly Storck-Post fills you in on the benefits of holding a maker program for the entire library staff.
Negativity in the workplace is catching, but even one person can change the equation and channel a healthy, uplifting environment for all! For all the details, read this Library Advice column from experienced library professional Cathy Hakala-Ausperk.
There’s immense value in library professional development, especially for those new to the field. Read all that one librarian gained from attending her first ALA conference, and get re-energized by your own development and networking opportunities.
It can be downright hard to land a library job. Cathy is here to help you ace your next interview.
What will 2016 bring into the world of library technology trends? Get ready to have fun with your community and staff as you forge new ground with fitness trackers, robotics, coding and more!
Who can answer your tough library questions? Try Cathy. This experienced library professional has seen it all. She takes your most pressing questions and offers the straight-talking answers you can really use! In this debut column, get staff motivation and meeting advice.
Are you a librarian who aspires to lead in new ways, grow your skills or take on more responsibility? Check out this webinar to gain professional development ideas that will benefit your career, helping you become a more impactful leader.
Grant writing can be daunting, but in this webinar, library consultant Catherine Hakala-Ausperk will help you and your staff to overcome rejection fears, write effective proposals and start bringing in more money!