Friday, May 11, 2012

News from my library in April

Spring has sprung, my pretties. If I ever have a yard, I want a few magnolia trees, 'k?

Here's what's been keeping us busy these days at work:
  • Community connections: We attended the Dovercourt Recreation Centre’s Annual Social Services West lunch. We made connections with people working with over a dozen local organisations. I can't say enough about the amazing work that John does at Dovercourt. I also visited three community contacts to promote our survey for older adults and discuss partnership opportunities for programs for adults and seniors, and organised an info kiosk at the Carlingwood Mall to promote library services. We also participated in the 7th Annual Youth Business Conference.
  • Special guests: Author James Bartleman and our new Ottawa Public Library CEO, Danielle McDonald, both visited the branch, and we also had a placement student from Algonquin College learning and working with us for three weeks.
  • Special events: Our teens, and our teen librarian, helped emcee the Teen Tech Awards. Check out some pix here.
  • We celebrated a member of our team with a Bravo card (Bravo cards are distributed throughout the city as part of the Employee Recognition Program, for managers and supervisors to recognise achievement).
  • Our Children's book clubs: one watched The Librarian from the Black Lagoon and ate banana bread and berries, while the other munched goldfish crackers while discussing Edgar Allan's Official Crime Investigation Notebook. Our teen book club discussed the Louder than Words non-fiction series.
  • Meetings: We had our second branch staff meeting, held on two consecutive days (same meeting; different staff present), the Children's Info team had a meeting, and my direct team at Adult Info had its first meeting.
  • We were bloggers, and blogged about.

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