Planning & Coordination

  • Logic, Data and Planning: Takeaways from RIPL

    When I learned that I had the opportunity to attend the Research Institute for Public Libraries (RIPL), I was excited to spend a long weekend learning about data collection, analysis and visualization. I currently work as the Business Librarian for L...

  • Quantifying the Impact of Business Services Using Project Outcome

    Serving as the Business Librarian for Loveland Public Library is extremely rewarding. My clients are typically entrepreneurs or new business owners, so they wear many hats and face new issues on a weekly basis. To understand these challenges, I meet ...

  • Know Thy Community: Tips for Rural Library Directors

    If the recent webinar Beyond the Job Description: Ten Practical Tips for the Rural Library Director could be summed up in one sentence, it might just be: "Make sure you know your community and that your community knows you."

    Jennifer...

  • Getting Feedback with Patron Surveys: West Custer County Library

    Checking in with patrons is important, whether to measure awareness, satisfaction, or to get input before small or big changes. However, many factors can keep libraries from obtaining that feedback—lack of staff time or experience, for example. <...

  • Off to the Right Start: Planning for Projects Large and Small

    When inspiration strikes and you have the seed of an idea for a new project, it can be exciting as well as daunting.How can you get others on board with your idea, and what will make your project more likely to succeed? A recent webinar series boiled...

  • Analysis and Reflection

    It's important to us that the resources and learning tools we provide at WebJunction are useful to library staff practicing in the field. To that end we organize an annual Member Satisfaction Survey and ask you to give us your feedback. Your response...

  • Making Change Happen Outside and In

    In a world of constant change, there are those who resist and those who are leaping forward to make things happen. Fortunately, the library field has a healthy contingent of “leapers”—library professionals who are full of ideas for how to renew and r...