For any journey, it is often best to have a map. For libraries and librarians, that map is often a living document that speaks to where the organization is today, where the planners intend to take it in the future, and how to get there. Here is a structured tool for your public library's planning process. Tom Hennen, creator of the Hennen American Public Library Ratings (HAPLR), covers all key area of library development - budgeting, governance and administration, electronic services, collection development, technology, access and facilities, staffing and personnel, and more. A wide range of checklists are provided to help assess the quality of everything from the library director, the integrated system, or even the meeting facilities. Reference tables help evaluate the library's needs for FTE staffing, collection holdings, hours of operation, material expenditures and more. Even better, the CD-Rom calculates many of these numbers for your particular libraryl Policy development is covered with sample mission statements and policies for Volunteers and Friends, Internet Use, Disasters, and more, usable in large and small libraries alike. The step-by-step guide provides practical advice for all aspects of creating a plan, from creating a committee to long-range directions, and communicating results. The numbers - statistics, data, surveys, and even percentile comparisons - are tackled in a straight-forward, understandable manner. The companion, Interactive CD-ROM features more than 50 checklists and ""fill in the blank"" forms and a calculator for your library's individual needs. This is an essential resource for charting and navigating your public library's future.
Meeting Mogwyn is a literary essay and a response to a visit to Calke Abbey, the house that time forgot. It is full of rich description of the author's day, the people he meets, the stately home and its surroundings. It is an intimate and detailed sharing of warm Summer's day in Derbyshire and yet it is something more too. Colin Edward Mason was enjoying his unplanned day trip to an art exhibition at Calke Abbey when he experienced the inexplicable - voices from the past, and the name "Mrs Fitch." Questioning the tour guide posed more questions than it answered. Mrs Fitch, or Nanny Fitch was a real person, now long dead. The author is a sceptic and keeps his options open but even sceptics can experience the inexplicable and possibly the supernatural. Was this a Time Anomaly? Was it an example of "stone recording"? Was it no more than the babble of an overactive imagination creating a striking coincidence? Always supposing, that is, that you believe in coincidence! Could it have been an experience of the supernatural - a genuine haunting with actual ghosts. It is left to the reader to decide whether this was a ghost.
"A practical 12-month perpetual calendar for moms to be, revised based on customer feedback."
"Baby Chronicles Pregnancy Planner" helps new and expectant mothers stay organized and guides them through the maze of appointments, tests and physical changes so characteristic of this life-changing event.
This perpetual calendar can begin in any month and year, as chosen by the expectant mother, and has important information on pregnancy and newborn baby care. The planner organizes the days and months leading up to the baby's birth as well as after the big day. The information mothers record in their planner creates a collection of memorabilia from this special time, which can also be used as a guide for future pregnancies.
The features include: A rolling 12-month calendar
The revised format and layout of this superb planner is based on customers' feedback on the first edition. New developments are also included, and all the information is updated.
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