Library Work from Home Tasks

Book/Media reviews – this is the number one item needed and we haven’t been receiving nearly enough.  Recommendations and reviews can be as long or as short as you want or simply submit a title.   Reviews can be positive or negative, for old materials or new and if you prefer, they can be posted online without your name.  Loved the book but hated the movie…or vice versa?  Tell us about it.

OverDrive list assembler – another cool way to contribute to our online presence and share your interest in a topic or genre.  Please contact Rachel for how-to assistance.

Video Content – we’ve received some really great videos to post online and it’s been an excellent way to keep our faces out there and connect with patrons while we’ve been closed.  Do a book talk, demonstrate a skill, or create something completely original.  Being on camera is not everyone’s cup of tea, but if you think you might like to try, please let me know.

Social Media Content – Keep your eyes peeled for interesting things that can be shared on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.  You’re familiar the kinds of things we post and unique contributions from staff would be very welcome.  If you come across something interesting, send it to me.

Update Peabody Park tree map – remember this?  It needs updating badly, so let me know if you’d like to tackle it.

Update Danvers organizations list – another resource in serious need of an update.  Again contact me if interested.

Virtual book clubs/media discussion group – We haven’t tested this out with patrons yet, but many libraries are doing them via Zoom and our plan is to try everything to see what’s popular.  Lead a singles book group… nonfiction, ChickLit, sci-fi…or meet to talk about some great show available on Kanopy or Hoopla.  Anything that you think might be fun.

Present Zoom Program for patrons – for the foreseeable future, all programming will be done online.  There’s no shortage of presenters out there for hire, but staff-generated programming is always welcome, even preferred.  If you have a skill or interest that you think others might enjoy, let me know.

Library Databases – most of our online resources have excellent help and tutorial resources.  If you are very familiar with any of them, login in from home (many require a Danvers card, so ask me about getting a dummy number to use if you don’t have one) to practice and get up to speed.

AtoZ Databases Downloadables (Overdrive, et. al.) Novelist Plus
Ancestry Learning Express Library OCLC WorldCat
Chilton’s Auto Repairs Lynda Pronunciator
Consumer Reports Newspaper Databases Weiss Financial Ratings

Spring 2020 Training Packet – If you haven’t completed this, it’s still considered eligible remote work.

Webinars, Meetings & Classes

Prounciator – this is a good time to pick up some Spanish, Russian, ASL or other languages used by our patrons.

LYNDA – Login in with your Danvers card to take some courses.  There are tons to choose from.  If you find something else you’d like to try that’s not on this list, let me know.  Not only is this a very good educational do, but by taking classes, you will be increasing our usage stats.

Building Resilience Downloadables (Overdrive, et. al.)
Ancestry Learning Express Library
Chilton’s Auto Repairs Lynda
Consumer Reports Newspaper Databases

-Communication Tips/Fundamentals
-Creating/Managing a Youtube Channel
-Critical Thinking
-Customer Service Foundations
-Dealing with Grief, Loss & Change
-Desktop Apps
-Developing Emotional Intelligence
-Effective Listening
-Finance Foundations
-Google Sheets Training
-Grammar Foundations
-Handling Workplace Change
-Happiness Tips
-Help Yourself: Tech Tips
-Improving Conflict Confidence
-Improving Your Focus
-Improving Your Memory
-Learning Zoom
-Marketing Instagram
-Microsoft Excel Training
-Microsoft Word Training
-Mindfulness Practices
-Phone-Based Customer Service
-Time Management Tips/Fundamentals
-Working with Upset Customers

Mass. Board of Library Commissioners

Mass. Library System webinars 

NOBLE holds periodic technology-based Zoom meetings:
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