Next to Family is the Library!

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Next to family is school-based home away from home – the library. Ferguson (2008) concluded that in this day of Google being seen as the font of all knowledge that libraries need to change, to become more welcoming, to become more like home if they are to retain their position as the best place on campus to study.

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Next to Family is the Library!

  1. 1. Next to Family is the Library!Being Chief of the Library Organization May 2013 5th Part of A Second SeriesChewable Quote for the Month By Roderick Baturi Ramos…. reflects supportive high hospitality to her stakeholders. Her library workplace has been institutedto be a family centered-library organization since time immemorial.Next to family is school-based home away from home – the library. Ferguson (2008) concluded thatin this day of Google being seen as the font of all knowledge that libraries need to change, to become morewelcoming, to become more like home if they are to retain their position as the best place on campus tostudy.This excites library tourism & hospitality enthusiasts to strongly vouch for the use of and offer five A’sof tourism in libraries – arrival, access, accommodations, attractions, and activities (Gordon,2013; Lim, 2008).Arrival, the parable of the Good Samaritan has always been one best classic example librariesand librarians may follow or think about Madonna and child. Either is a representation of olden days’embrace and authentic love for whoever is in need of attention and immediate care. Additional reading:Gentle Librarianship, click: http://beingchiefofalibraryorganization.wordpress.com/gentle-librarianship/Access, being privileged to crowd oneself with most recently purchased reads while in onehand is a “re-closable, spill-proof, plastic container” for some drink provides every staff person a potentialwinsome battle. Moreover and having been spoon-fed with e-resources through e-mails has somewhatcreated a chemistry between info specialists and those born with the chip, or known as born-digital.Obviously, generation of users of this kind value most about what they can access 24/7, print, digital or inmedia formats, and good service provided by library staff persons. Additional reading, All- season’s Lover ofLibrary Clients, click:http://beingchiefofalibraryorganization.wordpress.com/all-seasons-lover-of-library-clients/Accommodations, coffee shop feel for library spaces is a treat among our library patrons anddelights each not only to while the time away with a book for the month but also with a camera to experiment,explore and practice for a PhotoMe potential library contest entry. Superb daylight while having somebox study on the floor and spreading out can promise spontaneous learning among our library guests.Additional reading: Library Customer Science, click: http://beingchiefofalibraryorganization.wordpress.com/raise-of-the-eyebrow/Attractions, extra inviting atmosphere inside and outside seen through library windows is anopportunity to let everyone feel connected. Featured donations in murals, for example, brings in and sendsout potential spectators to enjoy what is displayed at hand. If done regularly (a year-long and series ofattractions), marketed or publicized well and integrated in the strategic plan, surely, will result to high-impactstaff persons who are armed with its own library tourism and hospitality. Additional reading: Library StarsVersus Bully Chief of the Library Organization, click: http://beingchiefofalibraryorganization.wordpress.com/library-stars-versus-bully-chief-of-the-library-organization/Activities, refers to action with available activity floors for creativity in the library building.Whatever type of a library, with or without space or venue, having felt the privileged to engage and makebest efforts in instituting library programs and activities is great work in transforming your library into a funplace.Additional reading, Experiential Marketing, click: http://beingchiefofalibraryorganization.wordpress.com/experiential-marketing-2/Reiteratingly, this excites library tourism & hospitality enthusiasts and YOU to strongly vouch for theuse of and offer five A’s of tourism in libraries – arrival, access, accommodations, attractions, and activities(Gordon, 2013; Lim, 2008).

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