Was delighted to welcome Michael Golrick
as a guest a couple weeks ago and am even more delighted to welcome him to Wisconsin. Have become an accidental project manager for the library's website.
(Much experience; Awesome mentor; Amazing ability to sort and synthesize information and make it understandable to the easily befuddled; Looks good in a bow tie)
...Michael Golrick, ALA Executive Board Member and Director of Bridgeport Public Library (CT), is offering ALA 101 on his blog, Thoughts from a Library Administrator.He
has five posts so far (Intro, Overview, Roundtables, Divisions, and Offices ). ALA is different things to different people and many of us have a limited relationship with the organization.Despite my participation in governance, I still get don't have a good handle on how it all works together and can easily get lost during Council discussions.Michael
has taken the Handbook of Organization and boiled it down into gravy.His
amazing ability to organize and synthesize information on the fly is one of the main reasons I always try and sit near him during ALA Council meetings. (He is also incredibly generous with his
time and expertise, for which I am personally grateful.)
a story from my ALA colleague and friend Michael Golrick
, one of the most sensible, rational, non-woo-woo people I know.He tells of strange goings-on at the library where he's director.
Now, you have to understand, that there are several staff who swear that over the years they have encountered a ghost in the stacks.Usually on the sixth or seventh floors (near the historical materials).Generally the ghost is friendly, and often helps finds missing items.There is even a story that her
name is Lola.
, was she