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PVLD Director's Blog



Thoughts about libraries in general and the Palos Verdes Library District in particular...plus a few other musings!



Updated: 2012-08-07T10:53:33-07:00

 



Sabbatical

2012-08-07T10:53:33-07:00

Regular readers of this blog probably have noticed that it has been some months since I posted here. I was struggling to find anything fresh to say, work and personal obligations have been consuming most of my time and energy,...




2012-04-09T14:04:33-07:00

This very thoughtful talk by Sherry Turkle (thank you to Trent at The Simple Dollar for sharing) is well worth 20 minutes of your time. Once I got over my chagrin at how close to home many of Professor Turkle's...



The future of reading - teen edition

2012-03-30T12:18:10-07:00

In all of the discussion about e-books and the future of readng, one thing that is starting to emerge is that teens and young adults still want to read and own physical books. We've seen this in our family as...



Go Library! Visiting the libraries in the Los Angeles area

2012-03-22T10:44:36-07:00

Ellen November, a PVLD volunteer and community activist, has begun a mission to visit and blog about libraries across Los Angeles County. She got the idea from Oleg Kagan, a Librarian at the County of Los Angeles Public Library's West...



Why are we (the library) here?

2012-03-08T13:12:52-08:00

One of the things we have been talking about here at PVLD is what is the one overarching thing that we are trying to do as a library and how do we communicate that so that is the guiding force...



Giving orders

2012-03-02T11:09:23-08:00

Our Leadership Team been talking a lot about teamwork lately, and particularly about the challenge we face as leaders in balancing our desire to engage team members in decision-making with our leadership role and responsibility for giving direction and making...



Leadership in 29 Words

2012-02-28T13:51:19-08:00

Thanks Terry Starbrucker for this succinct description of the most important words of leadership:



Honored

2012-02-22T17:20:52-08:00

This has been a week when I've had more than ample occasion to be grateful for and proud ofthe people I work with. The week kicked off with our fourth Staff Day, where the library was closed so that we...



Library Graffiti

2012-02-07T13:30:43-08:00

Today the staff at the Malaga Cove Library were bemused to find a piece of art like this back in the stacks: A bit of detective work helped them discover that the library was part of this very cool art...



Like Riding a Bike

2012-01-30T17:06:00-08:00

PVLD operates on a July 1 - June 30 fiscal year, so about now is when we start seriously thinking about what we want to achieve next year and beyond and how those goals will affect our budget. For many...