Shelf Check #432

Shelf Check 432

A recent David Lee King post, Help Others Get Permission, asked commenters for tips on how to get permission--when you're not at the top of the heap--to try new things at your library. Genesis Hansen made a point I find especially useful [italics mine]: "Always try to demonstrate the tangible benefits your project will offer. If you're in a place where the powers that be are generally resistant, don't phrase your request as 'this is something cool I want to try' but 'I think I know a way to help the library meet this particular service goal, and I'm happy to do the legwork to make it happen.'"

I know I've been guilty many times in the past of "This is something cool," etc.

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