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Training disaster averted!

We were fortunate to get a $43,000 grant from the TSB Community Trust towards eight 3D printers and the accompanying bits ‘n bobs. Each branch will have one, even the smallest which is only part time, because all our residents … Continue reading

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Learning new things can be uncomfortable

A group of us at work are working on our Asset Management Plans (AMPs) and ensuring anything in our business plans, and the Long Term Plan (LTP), is backed up by evidence and supported by the AMPs. I understand how it … Continue reading

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Thinking ahead to #open17

I’m already thinking about this year’s LIANZA conference, who to take, and how many. I have generous staff training and conference budgets, but need approval from my manager in terms of individuals attending and overall cost. We take spending ratepayers … Continue reading

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Providing training opportunities

I’ve got about 30 staff, including casuals, so providing external professional development opportunities for everyone isn’t an option. Mind you, I have a reasonably generous training budget, and manage to send quite a few staff away each year. We’re also … Continue reading

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#shareGoodstuff

As I started writing, the horrors occurring in the USA were very much on my mind. Then I deleted it and started over. I’ve realised I need more time to process what I’m seeing and hearing before I can say … Continue reading

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Statitics vs perception

I’m the first to admit there are times when I’ve wanted to save a book from weeding just because I like it or think it’s ‘worthy’ somehow. Haven’t we all? Recent news articles about some USA librarians creating fake patrons … Continue reading

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2017 – my year of being prepared

In 2016 my ‘one little word’ was intention. Each year my chosen word provides a focus for me, and the things I want to achieve. ‘Intention’ didn’t turn out to be just the right word somehow; it was ok, but … Continue reading

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And back again

I haven’t blogged since June – dreadful. I spent August preparing, then had surgery at the beginning of September. I’ve been quite sick ever since, but am feeling better now and want 2017 to be a blogging year. Writing helps … Continue reading

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A pass, and a fail

So, I did #blogjune again. I’d give myself a D- for effort and actual writing, but an A for reconnecting with blogs I love. I blogged more than usual, but nothing like one a day or even once every week … Continue reading

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This is what matters

Some days are hard, some decisions are hard. But this is why we do what we do. Simple really, isn’t it! Share

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