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Do What You Love: Make Your Talents and Passions Work for You


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Presented at ALA Annual 2013 with Carolyn Ciesla and Julie Jurgens.

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Do What You Love: Make Your Talents and Passions Work for You

  1. 1. Do What You Love: Make Your Talents and Passions Work for You ALA Annual 2013 Chicago, IL Kristi Chadwick @booksnyarn Carolyn Ciesla @papersquared Julie Jurgens @himissjulie
  2. 2. Carolyn Ciesla Collection Management Librarian Prairie State College, Chicago Heights, IL @papersquared
  4. 4. Go from this: to this!
  5. 5. So what, exactly, is passion? "[a] strong inclination toward an activity that people like, that they find important, and in which they invest time and energy." Vallerand and Houlfort (2003)
  6. 6. "valuation of the activity" and "internalization of the representation of the activity in one's core aspect of the self, namely one's identity." How do I get it? Vallerand and Houlfort (2003)
  7. 7. You have to like what you do and You have to want to do it for you
  8. 8. "Enhancing internal service quality raises employee satisfaction, which fuels employee loyalty and productivity, which boost external service value - which then increases customer satisfaction and loyalty" Service-Profit Chain Heskett et al (2008)
  9. 9. Why? ● improved performance ● improved organizational culture ● improved mood and mental health ● less turnover ● improved overall customer service Really? Yes, really.
  10. 10. Julie Jurgens School Services Coordinator Arlington Heights Memorial Library Arlington Heights, IL @himissjulie
  11. 11. Beginning Reader Storytime
  12. 12. May the Fourth / Star Wars
  13. 13. Storytime Specials
  14. 14. Mini Movers
  15. 15. bosses- don't do this!
  16. 16. Kristi Chadwick Library Director Emily Williston Memorial Library Easthampton, MA @booksnyarn
  17. 17. Here's Johnny! Looking for Staff Involvement!
  18. 18. "You want me to do WHAT?!?!" couch-is-not-my-friend.html
  19. 19. Passive Programming "Passive programming engages...without requiring much from staff in terms of supervision. It can be applied by those of all experience and comfort levels, making it an ideal solution for those who aren’t necessarily ...experts or when staff is simply spread too thin. It’s non-threatening, as well as flexible for implementation and participation." passive-programming.html#.UZkPyiu_ezM
  20. 20. Staff Picks
  21. 21. "It's National ___ Month!"
  22. 22. Blind Date with a Book
  23. 23. key-to-social-media-success.html
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  25. 25. Let's recap: ● Find that thing that brings you passion ● Remember: do for you ● Find allies in your institution ● Get buy-in from your boss ● Passive programming can lead to passionate programming ● Embrace your staff's successes and failures
  26. 26. Questions?
  27. 27. Do you have examples? We want to know about them! Share them on our blog. Libraries Everywhere