After our recent staff in-service day on safety, we were instructed that the library needs to have a plan in place in case of an active shooter.  The speakers that came that day were surprised that we had nothing.  This isn’t that surprising with the administration that we currently have.

While I’ve watched numerous training videos on what to do, I still had to come up with a reasonable plan for at least just myself.  This simple plan consists of making friends with the patrons that seem the most likely to walk in and start shooting.  We high five every time I see them.  The hope is that instead of getting shot in the face, I will get a high five if the time ever comes.

Now reading. Also, I hate how we place our barcodes in the worst places.

Now reading. Also, I hate how we place our barcodes in the worst places.

bookpickings:

The Faraway Nearby

Rebecca Solnit


"The object we call a book is not the real book, but its potential, like a musical score or seed. It exists fully only in the act of being read; and its real home is inside the head of the reader, where the symphony resounds, the seed germinates. A book is a heart that only beats in the chest of another."


Rebecca Solnit on why we read and write – absolutely beautiful read:

bookpickings:

The Faraway Nearby

Rebecca Solnit

"The object we call a book is not the real book, but its potential, like a musical score or seed. It exists fully only in the act of being read; and its real home is inside the head of the reader, where the symphony resounds, the seed germinates. A book is a heart that only beats in the chest of another."

Rebecca Solnit on why we read and write – absolutely beautiful read: