One of the most important things you can do to create a positive image of you and the library is to reach out to new staff members every year. Remember when you were a new to a school and how overwhelming it was. There is so much to learn from staff members names and their roles, but all the little things that no one ever seems to tell you, like where the staff bathroom is (it took me 3 years to find that out) and how to use the copier! This year I decided to welcome our new staff with a goodie bag filled with:
- Library brochure with all the great resources we provide
- “Read for the fun of it” lanyard
- “Love My Library” pen
- Sticky notes
- Chocolate, because “Books and Chocolate Make Life Bearable”
How do you make a positive first impression with your new staff members?