Ain’t Nobody Got
Time For That:
5 Things You Need to Stop
Doing in Your Library

Emily Clasper
Suffolk Cooperative Library...
You Want Me to do What??
But There’s No Time!
#1 Micromanaging
Circulation

Photo Credit: Sarah Elizabeth Altendorf http://www.flickr.com/photos/46732441@N06/6151458615...
Photo Credit: anneheathen http://www.flickr.com/photos/52066925@N00/2397491468/
http://montclairlibrary.files.wordpress.com/2012/11/hold-shelf-flickr2740972767_manchester-library.jpg%3Fw%3D500%26h%3D374
#2 Hoarding Stuff and
Fixing Stuff

Photo Credit: taylor library http://www.flickr.com/photos/49730818@N04/5985620512
Photo Credit: skittledog http://www.flickr.com/photos/55919472@N00/1297435999/
Photo Credit: taylor library http://www.flickr.com/photos/49730818@N04/5985620512
#3 Saying No

Photo Credit: kokeshi http://www.flickr.com/photos/35034348783@N01/102990238
https://www.google.com/url?sa=i&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=images&cd=&cad=rja&docid=A0vXr6SKi6j6xM&tbnid=M1Wr5nUzckOewM:&ved=0...
http://www.skylinetradeshowtips.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/01/Say-no-to-a-bad-trade-show-booth-staffer.jpg
#4 Killing Trees

http://blog.easi.net/dpics/gallery/2013-08-20-01-29-43_full-mailbox.jpg
http://www.shopbrodart.com/supplies/circulation/forms-and-record-keeping/Forms-and-Notices/_/Fold-and-Seal-Laser-Overdue-N...
#5 Waiting for Customers

Photo Credit: Lester Public Library http://www.flickr.com/photos/7759477@N05/5232944102
Poppy Johnson, Floyd Memorial Library http://bit.ly/Z9xYVI
Lorraine Squires, Mastics Moriches
Shirley Community Library
Photo Credit: bjornmeansbear http://www.flickr.com/photos/64519085@N00/4466562410
Learn.
Connect.
Engage.
Think.
Grow.
Photo Credit: Mark Brannan http://www.flickr.com/photos/23403402@N00/1197947341
Emily Clasper
Suffolk Cooperative Library System

http://eclasper.com
@eclasper

Photo Credit: <a href="http://www.flickr....
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Ain’t Nobody Got Time For That: 5 Things You Need to Stop Doing in Your Library

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ALA Midwinter 2014 Ignite Session

Don't have the time to try something new at your library? I hear ya. So why not find some things you can STOP doing? Remove some of these time drains and suddenly you can add activities that will really make a difference!

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Ain’t Nobody Got Time For That: 5 Things You Need to Stop Doing in Your Library

  1. 1. Ain’t Nobody Got Time For That: 5 Things You Need to Stop Doing in Your Library Emily Clasper Suffolk Cooperative Library System @eclasper
  2. 2. You Want Me to do What??
  3. 3. But There’s No Time!
  4. 4. #1 Micromanaging Circulation Photo Credit: Sarah Elizabeth Altendorf http://www.flickr.com/photos/46732441@N06/6151458615/
  5. 5. Photo Credit: anneheathen http://www.flickr.com/photos/52066925@N00/2397491468/
  6. 6. http://montclairlibrary.files.wordpress.com/2012/11/hold-shelf-flickr2740972767_manchester-library.jpg%3Fw%3D500%26h%3D374
  7. 7. #2 Hoarding Stuff and Fixing Stuff Photo Credit: taylor library http://www.flickr.com/photos/49730818@N04/5985620512
  8. 8. Photo Credit: skittledog http://www.flickr.com/photos/55919472@N00/1297435999/
  9. 9. Photo Credit: taylor library http://www.flickr.com/photos/49730818@N04/5985620512
  10. 10. #3 Saying No Photo Credit: kokeshi http://www.flickr.com/photos/35034348783@N01/102990238
  11. 11. https://www.google.com/url?sa=i&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=images&cd=&cad=rja&docid=A0vXr6SKi6j6xM&tbnid=M1Wr5nUzckOewM:&ved=0CAUQjRw&url=http%3A%2F%2Flegos-at-yourlibrary.blogspot.com%2F2011%2F04%2Flegos-your-library-rules.html&ei=IrTiUqOpLO_hsATd14H4DQ&psig=AFQjCNEmDHeipoYtTE8Kz6ck9xLPmTjWgA&ust=1390675356315914
  12. 12. http://www.skylinetradeshowtips.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/01/Say-no-to-a-bad-trade-show-booth-staffer.jpg
  13. 13. #4 Killing Trees http://blog.easi.net/dpics/gallery/2013-08-20-01-29-43_full-mailbox.jpg
  14. 14. http://www.shopbrodart.com/supplies/circulation/forms-and-record-keeping/Forms-and-Notices/_/Fold-and-Seal-Laser-Overdue-Notice-Mailers/
  15. 15. #5 Waiting for Customers Photo Credit: Lester Public Library http://www.flickr.com/photos/7759477@N05/5232944102
  16. 16. Poppy Johnson, Floyd Memorial Library http://bit.ly/Z9xYVI
  17. 17. Lorraine Squires, Mastics Moriches Shirley Community Library
  18. 18. Photo Credit: bjornmeansbear http://www.flickr.com/photos/64519085@N00/4466562410
  19. 19. Learn. Connect. Engage. Think. Grow. Photo Credit: Mark Brannan http://www.flickr.com/photos/23403402@N00/1197947341
  20. 20. Emily Clasper Suffolk Cooperative Library System http://eclasper.com @eclasper Photo Credit: <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/51352360@N00/4327438430/">Myxi</a> via <a href="http://compfight.com">Compfight</a> <a href="http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/2.0/">cc</a>
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