Are you a library leader? Have you been looking for a place to connect and share with other library leaders? Library Lost and Found may be just the virtual place for which you have been searching.
There is a HUGE void when it comes to library leaders sharing knowledge, experience and tools,"
states Kevin King, creator of Library Lost & Found and Head of Patron Services/IT at the Kalamazoo (MI) Public Library. King wanted to gather a group of close friends who are actively leading in the library world and encourage them to share what it takes to be an effective leader. "My favorite blogs are from writers basically sharing their cool friends to the world," said Kevin.
Library Lost & Found currently has a contributors list of over 20, with representation from all over the country. It includes posts from middle managers, department heads and directors from both small rural to large urban libraries. There are even a couple of school librarians sharing knowledge. Donna Feddern, TechSoup contributor and Digital Services Manager for the Escondido (CA) Public Library, and Shawn Brommer from the South Central Library System in Madison, WI act as Assistant Editors; Feddern is the blog master. Kevin goes on to say,
My dream is for library leaders to use us as a primary resource for real world knowledge. Leaders who are lost when it comes to motivating staff or managing a huge project, will find comfort in the fact that they are not the only ones trying to find answers."
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