Mentioned once before in this library article was that fact that workshops/webinars/classes are given to library personnel to turn a simple caregiver of the library into Super-librarian!
Maybe that’s a stretch, but learning anything new or exercising the brain in any way could not hurt anyone.
Listen up, ‘cuz this is big!
I attended a meeting from the State Library of Kansas offering FREE Universal Classes. Over 500 daily updated Universal classes that ANYONE can take for increased knowledge by watching the videos, or earning CEU credit (Continuing Education Units) in which a real professor will grade lessons and give feedback. At the end of the class, certificates are given suitable for framing. How cool is that? How impressive would that be hanging on your display wall?
All you need is a Kansas Library Card…..FREE!
The range of classes seem endless. I’ll have a flyer in the library with a partial listing of classes available or you can get on the Universal website through the State Library of Kansas and choose your class.
Available subjects include computer training, finance, history, art, business, career training, health and nutrition, crafts and hobbies, basic writing and math skills, pet and animal care, etc..
Repeat. All of this FREE with a State Library Card of Kansas plus access to thousands of digital book titles from their library.
Come on in.
Test my Kansas State Library patron sign up skills.
Try a Universal Class of interest to you….FREE!
This is mind-blowing!
I can’t wait to help you out.
Happy Universal Learning
Everyone’s a critic!
Book Van books to the front…criticism. Air conditioning too cold…comment. Children’s movies to the back….judgement. Children’s hour limit on computer and Xbox…opinion.
Opposite of those criticisms are some compliments given to this weekly article. Patrons say they enjoy them. Few say it’s the first thing they read. One patron said the article is read in Texas!
Then….wham! Someone, who shall remain nameless, burst that little self-absorbed bubble built in my head. The criticism? The articles “list” too much.
It’s alright. Criticisms mean they’ve read the article, they feel comfortable enough to say something, and it makes me try harder and not become stagnant with the articles. There the lists go again.
You have to “list” in the library.
Sometimes I ask the question, “What types of movies would you like to see in here?” The answers? Horror, Rom-Com, animated, family, Sci-fi.
I ask, “What authors would you like to see in here?” James Patterson, Susan Mallary, Nora Roberts, Danielle Steel, John Grisham. More lists.
I look at the Red Box list for the recent movie release list and most popular. I look at the New York Times for their bestseller list.
You can’t please everybody and it would cost a fortune if you did. Many times I hit on just the right book or movie picks. People are nice enough to tell me that.
So there. The library is full of lists. How about that list of people with their list of overdue fines on each of the books listed? Hmmm.
So, daughter, I wouldn’t necessarily call the lists in these articles “lists”. They are more like “options”.
Happy Reading, Computer Researching, or Picking Out a Movie!