Kayleigh Felice

I am a 20-something public librarian trying to find my footing as I start my career, take on new challenges, and enter adulthood (whatever that means). I live in Ontario, and I work for the Gatineau Municipal Library in Québec. Disclosure: The views expressed in this blog are solely my own, not those of my employer.
Kayleigh Felice has written 18 posts for 20-Something Librarian

Choose Your Own Adult Adventure

Disclaimer: This post may not be appropriate for all audiences. It is intended for adults with a sense of humour only! Following the post 10 Oft-Overlooked Storytelling Methods, a friend of mine asked to find out more about the rather prolific genre of Choose Your Own Adventure erotica. With the idea of surprising a family member … Continue reading

What’s in a Series?

James Bond’s Skyfall marks the 50th anniversary of the film franchise. At 23 films, almost 50 books, comics, video games, as well as television and radio adaptations, James Bond is certainly one of the most successful and longest running series. After seeing Skyfall, my husband expressed curiosity as to what the world’s longest running book series might … Continue reading

The Right Time

Do you give out information about how to sign up for a library card to people who are already library members? The information is a little too late… Do you set up book displays about gardening and barbecuing in February? If you want library patrons to care about the information you’re communicating, be sure to share it … Continue reading

The Right Media

Are you still using a card catalogue? Of course not! People browse for books online. Not on Facebook? You should be! That’s where your library patrons are. It doesn’t matter how much money you pour into graphic design, printing and advertising. If you aren’t communicating through the right media, you can practically ensure your target … Continue reading

The Right Information

Does your library user guide look like the Bible? Does your signage look like a puzzle? When it comes to information more isn’t always better. Quite the opposite, too much information dilutes your message and practically ensures your patrons won’t read it. How do we better communicate with library patrons? Are we sharing information in … Continue reading

Read Anything Canadian Lately?

In this place popular culture so often refers to as North of the border we sometimes struggle to define ourselves. Canadian culture is so very closely tied to American culture, in the food we eat, the stores we visit, the television shows we watch, the books we read… And yet, there is something distinctly Canadian about … Continue reading

5 Unique Books: Being Creative with Format

Librarians think about different appeal factors when we make book suggestions. Appeal factors are the reasons people like and dislike books: richly detailed setting, character-driven stories, pacing (Is the book a page turner or a leisurely read?) and the narrator’s point of view (Is the story told in the first person or is the narrator … Continue reading

Striking the Right Balance : Librarianship and the Rest of Life

I love being a librarian! It is such a fun and rewarding career. Being a librarian is my passion.I would almost say it’s a calling! But for most librarians, the job actually involves… well… a lot of work. There are budgets to balance, books or other documents to buy, spaces to update, programs to reevaluate … Continue reading

Resolutions of a Library Manager

I woke a year older yesterday: my birthday. Landmarks such as birthdays, New Year’s and Labour Day (it’s that old September back-to-school attitude that I just can’t kick) always get me thinking about life, about resolutions. It’s the excitement, the idea that I can do anything I set my mind to, that in the future … Continue reading

10 Oft-Overlooked Storytelling Methods

1-The Murder Mystery Party Yesterday evening, as a post-Halloween event, my sister and I hosted a Murder Mystery dinner party. Along with 6 of our closest friends we dressed up, adopted daft accents, imagined and embellished the lives of our characters, and solved a murder mystery. In essence it was an evening of storytelling, but … Continue reading