November’s GLAM Blog Club theme being changes is rather apropos for me, given this is the month I finished my Diploma of Library and Information Services. I’ve already talked about it a little in my first blog post for this site, but I’m going to use this as an excuse to talk some more. I like talking.
I am resistant to change sometimes. I was not an early adopter of ebooks or iPhones and only had my first experiences with e-audiobooks and VR this year. I use all of these things now and see the value in them, which leads me to consider a need to develop a greater willingness to try new things. My local library launched a smartphone app this year and I love the convenience. I don’t have to constantly log in and I can renew items with a press of a button.
During my studies, I would sometimes read articles or be party to discussions about libraries on two sides of change: one resistant and one that embraced it. The types who insist on strict policies without considering the people they affect always strike me as more interested in rules than the people they’re supposed to be helping.Continue reading “Resistance, Blueberry Muffins, Diversity and Change”