California libraries have an extra hurdle to clear when talking to voters. It takes 66.7% of the voters to vote YES for them to win. As a library going out for a renewal of your Parcel Tax – basic funding – you can loose in California with 50% + 1, with 60%, or even 66.6% of the vote! The California Library Association has been working hard to fix that. We’ve talked about SCA-7, the proposed state Constitutional Amendment that would lower the threshold from 66% down to 55% for passage. CLA is lobbying in Sacramento to get SCA-7 passed and out to the voters as a Proposition. When it does, we will be there to help in a new and effective way:
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The staff really seemed to enjoy talking about their projects. Although I had notes on what everyone was working on no one needed any coaching. The other nice part is that the other staff were happy to know what other staff members were doing. There were a number of “ohh’s” and “thank you’s” around the table. So I think that we will try it again.
My hope is that by being the 10 millionth person to post a picture of the Prue that they will win and I won’t have such a tricky time going to and from work.
Tomorrow I am going to have a staff meeting. This time around we (me and my supervisor, head of access services) are going to try a couple of new things. First thing that we have done is emailed the agenda to staff ahead of time. On the agenda we made a point of referencing any emails that various topics will address. The hope is that when our staff see the message that they can review (or read for the first time around if they didn’t earlier) the email before our meeting. The idea is that this will help the staff members prepare for the staff meetings. We are also going to try a change in format. At the end of our meetings we usually have open discussion sometimes I’ll do some customer service tutorial. Tomorrow we are going to have staff updates. We are going to ask each staff member (currently 4) to let everyone know what projects they are currently working on or new things that they are learning. We are hoping that this will allow people to know what others are working on and possibly have a better idea of what skills and tasks they can learn from one another.
So I forgot this was happening today. Guess it pays to leave the house now and then.
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I have started a GoFundMe to help me with my medical bills. As of three hours ago I reached my original goal! Now I have set a higher goal with the helps to transfer funds to others I know who are also going through the same hardship. I will keep the page up through the rest of October.