Maximize Your Professional Time: Strategies to Cultivate a Habit of Scholarship

ACRL Preconference @ ALA Annual Conference
Las Vegas, Nevada
Friday, June 27, 2014
1:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Many academic librarians hold appointments for which they are expected to conduct research and report their findings through presentation and/or publication. Unfortunately, some of us are challenged by a lack of time management skills and poor writing habits. During this interactive preconference, learn how a series of interrelated strategies and practices can help improve productivity and cultivate a habit of scholarship. Topics include setting goals, determining  priorities, generating plans, mapping plans to a calendar, establishing a habit of daily writing, monitoring progress, creating and using effective daily to-do lists, making work social, saying no, and  letting go.

Learning Objectives

  • Participants will learn about a series of interrelated time management strategies that can improve day-to-day efficiency and productivity;
  • Participants will learn how to turn their intentions into results; how scholarly interests and research efforts can become grant proposals, presentations, and publications;
  • Participants on the tenure-track will learn how to cultivate a habit of scholarship to make the path to tenure and promotion less stressful.


William Weare, Access Services Team Leader, Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis


Registration Fees:
ACRL member - $195
ALA member - $245
Nonmember - $285
Retired - $245
Student - $95

How to register: Access the ALA Annual Conference registration materials to submit your registrationThe preconference code is ACR1.

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