I am proud to share two news items.
First, this past week at the Florida Library Association conference, my article “Efficient Librarianship: A New Path for the Profession” received the award for Outstanding Scholarly Contribution. I am humbled that the Association choose to recognize it with these words:
“Douglas Crane’s article, “Efficient Librarianship: A New Path for the Profession” (Public Libraries Magazine, Nov/Dec 2017) explores the intersection between personal productivity and knowledge management practices within the field of librarianship. The article examines how librarians are uniquely suited to be excellent knowledge workers through the combination of librarian skill sets with best productivity and efficiency practices. It further argues that through these skills and practices, the “Efficient Librarian” becomes a powerful consultant and decision maker. In addition to this article, Doug Crane blogs on his “Efficient Librarian” website and conducts related training.”
Second, this week the Palm Beach County Library System is proud to host Tiago and Lauren from Forte Labs who will be sharing their expertise on Personal Knowledge Management (PKM). This is the first time that Forte Labs has presented their signature workshop on Building a Second Brain to a room full of library staff. It should be awesome!
I’ll blog more on the training later this week.