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Lessons Learned: Through a Librarian's Lens

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Presentation to NCLA Biennial Conference, Winston-Salem, NC, October 17, 2013

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Lessons Learned: Through a Librarian's Lens

  1. 1. Life Lessons Learned Through a Librarian's Lens Susan Sharpless Smith NCLA Biennial Conference October 17, 2013
  2. 2. What I Learned from my Mom • Always wear clean underwear (in case you are in an accident) • A college education is an expectation • Women can become anything they choose, but….. • Young ladies should act like young ladies! • It’s not becoming to be too assertive • A job well-done will noticed and will be rewarded
  3. 3. Annual Employee Recognition @ ZSR Library
  4. 4. What My Children Learned from Me: Life’s Not Fair
  5. 5. Personal Level Life Lessons
  6. 6. Helplessness is Rarely Attractive (although this example Is MOST attractive!)
  7. 7. Know When to Pass the Baton
  8. 8. Get Out of Your Comfort Zone
  9. 9. From Staff to Library Faculty
  10. 10. Sometimes, Toot Your Own Horn
  11. 11. Take Ownership When You Fail: It’s OK!
  12. 12. Find Shared Values
  13. 13. It’s All About Relationships
  14. 14. Always Take the High Road
  15. 15. Even When it’s Rough Going
  16. 16. Don’t Ever Air Your Dirty Laundry
  17. 17. Take the Time for Team Building
  18. 18. Team Retreat Activity
  19. 19. ZSR Habitat for Humanity Team
  20. 20. Summer Olympics
  21. 21. Leadership at Every Level
  22. 22. Career Development for Women Leaders
  23. 23. ZSR Library Ambassadors
  24. 24. Play to People’s Strengths
  25. 25. Collaboration is Hard Work – But Worth the Effort
  26. 26. Lessons in Running A Library
  27. 27. It’s Not About Us
  28. 28. Library Hours Now 24/5
  29. 29. Food and Drink are Allowed
  30. 30. Renewal @ Faculty Offices
  31. 31. Not Just for Studying!
  32. 32. Know When it’s Time to Let Go
  33. 33. Labor-Intensive Fund Raising
  34. 34. ThinkPad Orientation Training
  35. 35. Unexpected Opportunities
  36. 36. South Trip
  37. 37. Senior Showcase
  38. 38. ZSR Outdoor Reading Room
  39. 39. Letterpress
  40. 40. Make Your Own Opportunities!

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