Friday, June 15, 2012

Silent but Active

I've been quiet on this blog but active in professional activities:

I have worked on the Ohio Library Council Planning Committee for their Children's and Teens Services Conference:
Please take part in the "Swap and Shop" even if you are elsewhere in the States!

-- Yes, I finally listened to Gantos' Dead End in Norvelt 2012 Newbery Winner:

I'm working on a co-presentation:

Communicating on the Librarians' Executive Board for our library's union.

Creating a list of (mostly free) Apple apps to use in Library Programming and am planning programs using the iPad (+ LCD projection potential) in programming.

Planning to bring back our music and movement age 0-6 programs this summer and hopefully in the fall.

I am also using iTunes University to take a "Programming Methodology" class by Standford University.

I'm still honing my communication skills as I work "on desk" throughout our 16 branch library system ... am looking at Patron Behavior in Libraries: A Handbook of Positive Approaches to Negative Situations by Beth McNeil and Denise K. Johnson and listening and taking to heart the information in Five Levels of Leadership: Proven Steps to Maximize Your Potential by John C. Maxwell.