How Librarians Work From Home…Continue reading “Problems of a Quarantine Librarian #15”
When a Patron’s Phone Reference Question Goes Too Long…
What happens when you have virtual meetings and webinars back to back…
When a Patron Gets Too Friendly During a Virtual Reference Chat…
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:Continue reading “Why I Am Afraid to Go Back To Work”
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?”
When Library Management Starts Micromanaging From Your Home…
Ladies, if he
– doesn’t consider your input
– disregards your rational fears
– leaves out important detail
– changes direction at the last minute
– leaves you feeling uncomfortable and unsafe
he’s not your man. He’s your library’s reopening plans.
— Librarian Problems (@librarianprblms) June 24, 2020
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?Continue reading “Librarians: Let Our Voices Be Heard”