Western Maryland Regional Library's Newsletter  --  September/October 2016


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See who your colleagues nominated!


In our last issue, we introduced a way to recognize staff members for going above and beyond or just being outstanding. We had people take us up on that opportunity, and this issue, we're giving a shout out and hearty "thank you" to two of your colleagues. 


Cool Stuff Coming from Polaris!
A Polaris Upgrade is Coming, and it's Bringing Some Cool New Features
    
A Polaris upgrade is coming, and it's loaded with new attributes. It should be worth the wait. Click the link below to see how these upgrades will make your lives easier.




Training Highlight: 
Early Literacy and the Library Environment
WMRL Staff Development Coordinator Offers Up Some Knowledge


Combining her own background in Psychology and Pedagogy and coupling it with the real-world knowledge and application of ALA's Saroj Ghoting, Kate Ware is offering staff development on how to use physical aspects of the library in order to promote early literacy. 



If you're interested, e-mail Kware@wmrl.info to set up a time.
There's no group too big or small.
Salary Study Underway
Thank You for Your Participation!
In accordance with WMRL's strategic plan, a salary survey is being conducted in order to update job descriptions, modify pay scales, and adjust classifications where necessary. Thanks to those who are filling out their questionnaires.  For a brief outline of the "what" and "why," click the link below.



Thanks to all that participated in the last issue of the Wave.


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Supporting the public libraries of Allegany, Garrett, and Washington counties.
 
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