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Day 4 and 5 of #libday6

This will be a good meetingIntro:
I´ll keep it short….. And then again. If I don´t I have an excuse for another relisten of the new amazing Iron & Wine album… Listen here

Transparent leadership:
A few thoughts about transparent leadership. I like the idea but it is often impossible. There are a lot of things to consider when dealing with people so I won´t be able to share every detail – to protect the innocent – of course. But hey – you don´t want them anyway.

Lot´s of meetings
After being sick Tuesday and Wednesday I had a lot to catch up on. We have a vacant position in the children’s library. I had some meetings with children’s librarians about this. Some meetings about staffing reference desk issues. We are weeding the collection very hard right now. This called for two short meetings too. I also had a meeting in the leadership group. Interesting times.
Lot´s of emails to answer too by the way and a bit of management by walking around…
– and general making to-do list smaller because I am on vacation next week – YAY!
I added a few pictures to flickr – most of them pre – work. Check them out.

When you cycle for libraries you also need to sleep
Do you know about the international library conference Cycling for libraries? They will visit one of our branch libraries and our main library. I am looking forward to receiving library people from all over the world and hosting a part of this great event. I have been in contact with local hostels to secure accommodation for the 100 people participating. Yesterday I received the final confirmation. So why is the idea about a conference like this so great? Read my greeting here. Follow the #cyc4lib hashtag on twitter.

#buyalib
A few emails to the other members of the #buyalib team. We are very excited about continuing the project by donating the collected money and thereby laying the first bricks for the library. We are working on a plan for getting info from the library to blog about so all you awesome contributors and supporters can follow the project along with us in the future. This is a spare time project so also thank you to patient wife and kids.

I promised to keep it short? Libraries and Quora
Well Iron & Wine is still playing here. I´ll leave you with a few tweets I found interesting last night about libraries and Quora. Well is this the way to do it guys? Thanks @telephase and @ranti for a great discussion.

libraries and quora

First day of #libday6

If you followed my #libday6 tweets today, you already know about tasks I had at my library. If you want to catch up, I inserted my tweets at the bottom of this post.
I want to make a short post about what I learned and relearned today…

  • It is hard to book accommodation for 100 people for a library conference Cycling for libraries #cyc4lib in my city when the man I am trying to reach is on vacation in Cuba! #learned
  • Our film streaming service is a success #confirmed and we must use more funds on this. #learned
  • Coffee should get it´s well deserved place in the periodic table among the other elements #relearned
  • Our new catalogue on courses for the spring looks fantastic #learned
  • I work with awesome librarians #confirmed
  • You must not be afraid to solve a conflict even though it is unpleasant. You must solve it to feel better yourself and for the work climate to be a success and you must stand up for what you believe in. #confirmed
  • It is hard to unlearn #relearned
  • To do list will never be empty #relearned – and I guess that´s a good thing.
  • My colleagues are caring people #confirmed
Some of todays questions from patrons
  • About our film streaming service
  • Lot´s of music questions today (Most about recordings)
  • People who wanted to scan some documents
  • People wanted to connect to wi-fi
  • Travel guides
  • Crime stories
  • Can you help me spell some words?
  • A couple of school projects (good ones!)