Dispatches from Texas Libraries – Judy B. McDonald Public Library
This week, our Continuing Education Manager Katherine Adelberg and I travelled to the Judy B. McDonald Public Library in Nacogdoches to facilitate the Leadership & Management Essentials workshop led by Dr. Julie Todaro. This session is a part of the Small Library Management Training Program; registration is still open for several of the remaining sessions in the Leadership & Management Essentials series.
The director of the library, Mercedes Franks, was a generous hostess of the workshop. Along with providing a wonderful space for the workshop, she attended the workshop as well. She even let us take a picture of her with a giant foam shark made for her by her staff (named Bruce)!
The spots in the library that truly stood out were the MakerSpace and the children’s area, pointing to a response to the differing needs of the community. The storytime room utilizes an extremely colorful mural as the background for children’s programming, and the children’s Spanish language collection was effectively highlighted with a cheerful display of cat and animal books.