Thursday, April 30, 2009

Newsletter Number 5

April 30 '09
Training is here … the trainers are revved and raring to go!

Your manager will be organising for you to attend training – the first session is on Tuesday 5th of May. If you haven’t heard which day you’re going yet, don’t panic – the training continues right through into the middle of July. You will receive personal notification from Karen closer to the day you are scheduled to attend. Shelvers, you will have you own sessions arranged a little later in the year.

How do I prepare for the training day?Read, read, read! You will need to think about a book, DVD, magazine etc. you’ve enjoyed so you can share it on the day. You will also need to have posted a comment on the blog – talk to your supervisor or other senior staff if you need help with this.

Where will it be?The venue is Glenfield Library Community Board room. The day will start at 8.30 sharp, so please be there five minutes before. The day will finish at 5.00.
You will need to make your own arrangements for lunch, an hour has been allocated, the mall is nearby and you are welcome to use the library lunch room. Morning and afternoon tea will be provided.

Food for thought….
“The very least that public libraries can do…is to ensure that the overall impression of the space is not negative. How tidy is it? How many notices are displayed which aim to control visitor behaviour? Are staff members identifiable if they’re not behind the counter and if they are, do they take a moment to raise their heads, make eye-contact and offer a smile to visitors?”

From: The Reader Friendly Library Service – Rachel Van Riel.

Website of the week…..
10,000+ fiction authors in 475+ subgenres

Quote of the week…
“What really knocks me out is a book that, when you're all done reading it, you wish the author that wrote it was a terrific friend of yours and you could
call him up on the phone whenever you felt like
~ J. D. Salinger ~

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