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What did you learn at ALA?

More of you attended this year’s ALA Annual Conference than ever before. If the programs I attended (and I attended more programs than usual) and the crowds I saw in exhibits are any indication, you were active at the conference, not just there for the sunshine. (Yes, “active” includes schmoozing; seeing e-acquaintances from all around…

Say what? I don’t believe the three words are directly related–but they all play into changes in articles in the Library Leadership Network over the past week. It’s been one of those weeks where everything’s a change in existing pages articles than brand-new articles. Sometimes that’s a tough decision, sometimes not. Last week, it was…

Sometimes words really do matter

Here’s another little post about the Library Leadership Network (LLN)–naturally suggesting that you might want to go look, but also thinking about how it develops and some of the recent content. Some weeks, most new content goes into existing articles. Some weeks–this past one, for exmaple–most goes into new articles. And some weeks (also including…

Management and leadership

When the Library Leadership Network began, it was mostly about management–and much of the management literature uses terms leadership and management interchangeably. Over time, I’ve tried to distinguish the two. The standard shorthand for that distinction is, I think, a bit too simple: Managers get things done right. Leaders find the right things to do.…

It would be nice to say that the Library Leadership Network grows through advance planning and scheduled changes. It would also be nonsense. Sure, there’s an overall plan (of sorts), but weekly changes tend to be opportunistic–articles grow and change depending on what I encounter and what’s suggested to me. Many LLN articles are composites,…

A bit of background for those new to Walt at Random The Library Leadership Network (LLN) is “a platform designed to help library leaders (and those who will become leaders) communicate, coordinate, find resources and share information.” It’s a service of Lyrasis, a large library network formed from the merger of two regional library networks,…