Customer Service

Customer Service at the Circ Desk

As our profession contemplates the future of libraries, a recurring theme surfaces: that the public trust and faith in the institution is not so much about information retrieval or document management as it is about the intangibles—the relationships, the place, the environment for learning. It is top-notch customer service that will sustain and grow libraries. Explore here the resources on communication, creating patron-focused spaces, customer service practices and dealing with difficult patrons.

Self-paced courses and webinar recordings on this topic are freely available in the WebJunction Course Catalog.

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July 8, On Implicit Bias and Communication

Publish Date: News / 8 July 2021

Reflect on how life experiences, traditions, and beliefs impact communication and explore strategies for facilitating deeper discussions and stronger connections as steps toward developing a more community-centered library.

Building Connections with Community Assets

Publish Date: Webinar / 3 June 2021

Explore strategies for connecting with community assets in-person and online as a step toward developing a more community-centered library.

Library as a Social Assistance Office

Publish Date: News / 20 February 2020

With a determined stride and a big smile, Ida Abolins walks over to the writing desk at the window of the library in San Francisco and asks a young man bending over a pile of paper, "How are you doing?"

Overlooking the lavish City...