Have you set goals for yourself and your library this year?
I've set a goal for myself to make reading fun this year on our campus. I really want to make it happen! I've found that sometimes I start the year with the very best of intentions, with purposeful goals, then I get busy with the daily stuff, and my big important goal gets lost in the little urgent details of life in the library.
I'm sure you've heard the saying that people don't plan to fail, but they fail to plan. So, I've decided to PLAN to make my goal happen. Here's what I'm doing...
Using Microsoft Word, I printed my goal on a sheet of Avery address labels, and cut them up. Tomorrow, while I'm listening to all of those really important in-service meetings ; ) before school starts, I will stick a goal reminder on each weekly page of my planner.
As I write out my to-do list for every week, my goal will already be there on the page, and I can write my action steps for reaching that goal. I don't have to depend on my brain to remember my goal for the next nine months or so. My planner will remind me!
There's probably a really cool electronic way to do this, but I like to actually write things on my "to do" list and then cross them off. Preferably with a really colorful pen.
So... do you have a goal for YOUR library this year? Share your goal in a comment, and let's encourage each other!