Problems of a Quarantine Librarian #16

Human Resources: “You have to go back to work, even if there are health concerns. The vacation is over.”

Your Response:

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Problems of a Quarantine Librarian #15

How Librarians Work From Home…

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Problems of a Quarantine Librarian #15

When a Patron’s Phone Reference Question Goes Too Long…

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Problems of a Quarantine Librarian #14

What happens when you have virtual meetings and webinars back to back…

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Problems of a Quarantine Librarian #13

When a Patron Gets Too Friendly During a Virtual Reference Chat…

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Why I Am Afraid to Go Back To Work

I wanted to share a recent story from a library in West Virginia about incident where a patron refused to abide by the library’s rules:

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Problems of a Quarantine Librarian #12

Library Management: “We Are Going to Create Work For Them to Do At Home…I Mean, What Else Are The Employees Going to Do At Home?”

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Problems of a Quarantine Librarian #11

When Library Management Starts Micromanaging From Your Home…

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Problems of a Quarantine Librarian #10

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Librarians: Let Our Voices Be Heard

Calling all Librarians!

As states and cities start to reopen after a three month lockdown, most groups and organizations are in a rush to return to a sense of normalcy. One of those organizations are public libraries. During the lockdown, the importance of libraries and their position in society has become more dominant and essential in people’s lives. Because of this, city and state governments are quick to reopen public libraries, to plug those holes that people have been lacking in their lives.

But that means librarians and staff are left out in the cold. Because who are the people that are going to be at the frontlines and dealing with the public the most?

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