Kevin Hennah is like a comedy act for Librarians. He is funny, sarcastic, and knows how to provoke his audience. He regularly sprouts comments like:
If I have to hear the word ‘makerspace’ one more time…
The Internet has moved the goal posts, yet many libraries keep kicking in the same direction.
If you have RFID, why do you still have this Titanic circulation desk?
I enjoyed his workshop that reiterated concepts that I had heard before:
- Ditch Dewey in preference for genre collections.
- Create boutique style collections.
- Use face-out displays of books.
- Adopt clear signage.
- Use ‘library’ as the strong brand that it is. Don’t adopt new names such as ‘Learning Centre’ or ‘Community Hub’ or ‘LINC’.
- Weed, weed and weed.
- Make space for seating for customers.
- Ditch the pin-board displays in favour of screens, QR codes, and quick pick displays.
- Blame Kevin.