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Georgia Library Quarterly

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Mindful Leadership, Lyn Hopper Apr 2010

Mindful Leadership, Lyn Hopper

Georgia Library Quarterly

The author proposes mindful leadership for library officers and staff. She says that such leadership may be difficult to practice amid declining budgets but it is essential for effective leadership. She adds that psychologist Ellen Langer noted that job mindfulness boosts productivity, flexibility, leadership, innovation and job satisfaction. She claims that mindfulness originated from Buddhism by Buddhist monk Thich Nhat Hanh to reduce stress and encourage healing.


We Love Libraries!, Jenny Mccurdy Jul 2009

We Love Libraries!, Jenny Mccurdy

Georgia Library Quarterly

The author discusses how she can contribute to the advocacy of the interests of libraries. She emphasizes the importance of timely communication with authorities involved in funding. She also cites social networking and collaboration as crucial factors in library success. Selling proposals to library authority is also discussed.


Academic Libraries As Learning Spaces: Library Effectiveness And The User Experience, Charles Forrest Jul 2009

Academic Libraries As Learning Spaces: Library Effectiveness And The User Experience, Charles Forrest

Georgia Library Quarterly

The article discusses the improvement of user experience in academic libraries. The implications of automation on the role of librarians and library staff are discussed. The success of libraries is measured in terms of their inputs, the activities they support and their outputs, such as circulation transactions and reference questions answered.


Expectations & Excitations: The Library As A Happening Place, Alan Bernstein Jul 2007

Expectations & Excitations: The Library As A Happening Place, Alan Bernstein

Georgia Library Quarterly

The article discusses the author's experience of conducting a study on how the library meets the expectations of its patrons at the Odum Library at Valdosta State University in Valdosta, Georgia.