August was an active month on the List-serve. Here are a few of the topics you missed if you aren’t currently participating.
Members shared their experiences with mentally challenged adults that spend their day in the library.
Several members made suggestions for promoting and holding Lego Clubs.
There were two fun discussions about the joys of being a small town librarian.
Suggestions for memorial purchases in the $1000 to $3000 range and how to best make a permanent record of the purchase.
Library budgets for promotion and design
Suggestions for STEM and coding programs that focus on girls?
Local fairs and festivals
Automated phone systems
There was a lively discussion on staff policies about tattoos and body piercings.
Many members shared answers to the question, “What do you wish someone would have told you before you became a librarian or took a new position?”
What are your policies as far as patron confidentiality especially when it comes to juveniles with blended families?
Does anyone have a recommendation on books to help kids or adults deal with the after effects of crime?
The ARSL list-serve is one of your most popular member benefits. A large variety of conference information, job postings and continuing education options also come through the list-serve.