In an article titled 13 questions with a Library Branch Manager, Jason Kuhl, the branch manager of the Cliff Cave Library in St. Louis County, talks about one of the most challenging things he does in his job:
Right now, I think the most challenging thing is simply getting the word out to the community about all of the services the library provides. People tend to think of the library as a stuffy place to check out books, but we are really so much more than that. You can come to the library to check out DVDs and video games for free, instead of having to pay for them. We provide free access to the Internet. We have a computer lab where we teach classes on computer use. We offer a tremendous number of entertaining and educational programs for all ages-from current events discussion groups and film discussions for adults to monthly after-hours programs for teens to an art club for kids to weekly story times for preschoolers. We even have programs specifically for homeschoolers and a group that gets together to play bridge twice a month. We really do have something for everyone and we really do need to get the word out to the community about all of these things.