“The Cycle” and Library Environmental Analysis

Written By: John Connolly of BeyondBookshelves.com I spent six years at a library in an art museum, and during that time I learned several lessons about how arts nonprofits operate. I’m a huge fan of taking lessons from other fields and applying what I can to...

Wicked and Kind: The Strength of Librarians as Generalists

Written By: John Connolly of BeyondBookshelves.com I’ve been reflecting a lot lately on the unique position of librarians in the information sphere. I spent a long time as a solo librarian with a specialized library collection. I think it’s important to...

3 Keys to Successful Library Partnerships

Written By: John Connolly of BeyondBookshelves.com Libraries and information centers are an integral part of our communities and work places. They promote information literacy, bridge the digital divide, provide access to their collections, are a freely available...

Why Your Library Should Have a Strategic Plan

Written By: John Connolly of BeyondBookshelves.com The pandemic has changed dynamics in our libraries in many ways. As we face a “new normal” of in-person programming restrictions, limited resources, and shifting expectations, our organizations must find their footing...
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