Thursday, September 07, 2006

Hey Marian!

Read this and let me know what you think!

Tuesday, September 05, 2006

VetTech: A new Lake Neverwuz Service

Ever ask yourself "What new service can our library offer?" You'll find programs at the next Rural and Small Library Conference that will give you great ideas to take home and implement at your libraries. At one of the previous conferences one of the speakers said look at the talents of your staff and see if you have a new service or program that you could offer. I went back to Lake Neverwuz and found out that one of our staff was trained as a veternarian technician. We now offer one Saturday a month a Check your Pet at the Library. With our computer scanners we are able to offer Cat Scans and our 3M strips can be implanted in your dog so that we can scan them and find their owners and our CD cleaner doubles as a"Flea Clean". It's done wonders for library business. Go to the rural conference and find out what's new and innovative for your library.

More tips from Marian

Learn about technology: I understand from Deb that there will be several sessions on technology and what programs you can offer your patrons. We’ve done programs on eBay, ordering from QVC, and the Home Shopping Channel as well as buying furniture on line and just recently we purchased a bookmobile online. It only had 1,200,000 miles on it and had complete sets of Nancy Drew, the Hardy Boys and a Gold edition set of Reader’s Digest Condensed books.

Dress for Success: I am planning to have a session on dressing for success as a library director from a rural area. Bring your sewing machines, flour sacks and thread. “Marion T. and your sewing machine” is what I want to call the session, but I can’t seem to get that young Deb to agree to it. I think she has something else in mind, Watch for an announcement.