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BP Writes In 2009

     It has not been easy.  This I originally wrote in 2004. I sent it around to several different editors each not liking this or that about it. Then all my data got old so I had to re- research all the statistics I wrote on to and then sent it several more places before I finally achieved publication. I am happy. I hope this article is going to serve you well.


"Hiring the Reference Librarian" by Beatrice Priestly was published in Library Philosophy and Practice November 2009  .

This journal is published electronically and is available through the Directory of Open Access Journals           www.doaj.org  Choose the letter L for Journals beginning with the letter L. Then choose Library Philosophy and Practice. Then choose the 2009 Annual volume. Then look for November publications.


Think Positive share views

These times challenge us . At  times it seems like the simplest things are a constant struggle. We must  try to look closely, to see the positive parts of our lives. I try to stay an optimist. Put one foot in front of the other. Like teaching a child to walk you tell them to practice heel to toe, heel to toe. Soon they are running here and there and you must catch up with them.

 Here are some topics that may be helpful.

Monmouth University Library worked on Plans for 2009-2014

The Planning Committee of the Monmouth University Library  created a strategic Plan to take the library on  through the years 2009 to 2014. While I was not a member of the Committee,  the Committee reached to inquire of the entire staff of the library to contribute any ideas to get it in the thought process for consideration. Again, while I did not serve on the Committee it does seem I was on the same wave length or thinking plane of the others  when some items I proposed were a part into the final document in some form, shape or size  This excited me. It is a complex library with gentle sensitized staff. I am happy to serve on part of the push to get the library more central to the campus.

Article Published:

"An Examination of the Pay Policy Line in New Jersey Libraries" by Beatrice Priestly was published in The Bottom Line: Managing Library Finances December 2009  v22 N4 Pages 106- 122.

Here are links to the NJLA 2007 and the NJLA 2008 salary  Microsoft excel spreadsheets I created for the article