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My Boss is Blogging!



Rob Banks, the Deputy Director of Operations at the Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library (and my awesome boss), has started a blog called Library Admin Musings.

Everyone should read it (and I’m not saying that ’cause he’s my boss – really :-). Why? Read this from his first post: “I am intrigued and often excited
about the possibilities of new technologies and trends, frequently
referred to as Web 2.0 and/or Library 2.0. Many people do a great job of commenting on these issues and I do not want or need to duplicate their efforts. However, I have not found a regular discussion of those trends from a library administrator’s point of view. 
Hopefully,
this blog can provide a place for people to look at these technologies
and trends and comment on the possible hopes and fears related to
implementing them in our libraries.

How’s that for starting with a small goal? Seriously, Rob and my library’s director, Gina Millsap, have been discussing technology, tech trends, and library 2.0 transformations for probably 2 years now, and have started implementing goals and organizational priorities that stemmed from those discussions (my job is one of those implementations).

In fact, they are giving a SirsiDynix Institute presentation in September – Dump the Org Chart: get ‘Er Done!: Management for a 2.0 Library. here’s the blurb for the talk: “Did you get your MLS in the previous century? Is there a digital divide
in your library, not just for customers, but for staff? Are innovation
and risk organizational values or … not so much?” Should be pretty interesting!

So – go subscribe right now, and start participating in the discussion … especially if you are a manager or administrator.

And I’ll leave you with this: how many of YOUR supervisors have a blog?

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  • http://uncontrolledvocabulary.blogspot.com/ Greg

    Mine does.

  • http://uncontrolledvocabulary.blogspot.com Greg

    Mine does.

  • Forrest Trachsel

    I think the idea of a teacher blogging on common problems within the school can give the administrators a better understanding of the events that are discussed in schools. This can provide common ground between the faculty and students. This might also encourage future technologies in the school districts.

  • Forrest Trachsel

    I think the idea of a teacher blogging on common problems within the school can give the administrators a better understanding of the events that are discussed in schools. This can provide common ground between the faculty and students. This might also encourage future technologies in the school districts.