Tuesday, May 31, 2016

A bad sign

Here is what Google suggested when I went to search for Library Lost & Found, a blog about leadership and management in libraries that I occasionally read:


I don't feel too good about result #3 making it so high up on the list.

By the way, if any librarian readers can suggest good sources for being successful in your first library job, I'd love to see them in the comments.

6 comments:

  1. This one is okay:
    How to survive and thrive in your first library job: experienced mentors offer tips on adapting to the workplace.
    Casado, Margaret ; Wallace, Alan
    Library Journal, Nov 1, 2013, Vol.138(18), p.49(2)

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  2. I read some bits a few years ago after I got my mlis and I thought they were kind of "duh" --like, learn from the experienced librarians, ask questions, don't say you learned it different in school, etc.

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    1. Extremely "duh"! I was hoping more for topics like, "How to develop a collection management schedule/routine" or "Good projects for new librarians." It's amazing how many people bother to write articles telling you the absolute basics.

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    2. maybe those articles are more like "best practices in CD management" etc. instead of geared to newbie librarians?

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  3. I wonder if the Google search results are influenced by people hoping to find out how likely it is the library will believe they returned that one book that they didn't really return

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