At ALA this past weekend we started hearing stories about how folks are using our Library Notebooks in their libraries. As we had hoped, it turns out they have real therapeutic value.
Customer service interactions with difficult people can be quite traumatic, but our notebook allows folks to record them in such a way as to bring out the humor. It's not just cathartic, it's a form of helpful revisionism. Instead of remembering your day as a series of negative experiences, you can instead recall a bunch of funny stories. And that's a recipe for happier library workers.
P.S. Did you use our notebook to record a particularly great story? Send us a photo of the page(s) in question, and we'll share it with the world! And who knows, maybe it will end up as an Unshelved strip.
October 8, 2018 Walla Walla, WA
Walla Walla Rural Library District Staff Day (Gene)
November 15, 2018 Palm Beach, FL
Palm Beach County Library System (Gene)
November 16, 2018 Fort Lauderdale, FL
Southeast Florida Library Information Network (Gene)
Jan 25 - 28, 2019 Seattle, WA ALA Midwinter (Library COMIC Booth #726) (Gene)
March 1, 2019 Phoenix, AZ
Maricopa County Library District (Gene)
April 15 - 17, 2019 Austin, TX Texas Library Association Annual Conference (Library COMIC booth, Monday night event) (Gene)
June 21 - 24, 2019 Washington, DC
ALA Annual (Library COMIC booth) (Gene)
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