Managing Children's Services: Employee Engagement

Thursday, 11/2/2017
Learn how to retain and motivate staff by creating a positive workplace culture. This proposal is part of a webinar series hosted by the ALSC Managing Children's Services Committee.

Learning Outcomes

Participants will learn:
  • What employee engagement is and why it matters
  • Low-cost and no-cost ways to recognize staff accomplishments
  • How to encourage staff self care
  • Strategies to approach toxic employees
  • Tricks to managing from below

Who Should Attend

Children's Librarians and Youth Services Librarians in public libraries who have minimal management experience, are new in a role with supervisory responsibilities, or who are aspiring to improve their job-related leadership skills for a future promotion. Middle management, (i.e. library staff who supervise children's librarians, although they do not specialize in Youth or Children’s Services), and upper management (i.e. library staff who supervise Children's Services Managers or Supervisors).


Krissy Wick is the Director of Public Services at the Madison Public Library in Madison, Wisconsin. She is currently a member of the ALSC Managing Children's Services Committee and is the chair of the 2017 Wisconsin Children’s Book Award committee. 



ALSC is offering this webinar free of charge. During the webinar presentation, due to platform capacity, only the first 100 attendees to log in will be able to access the free webinar. However, all registrants will receive a direct link to the webinar archive post-webinar.

How to Register

Click here to register for this webinar.

Tech Requirements

computer, internet access


Kristen Figliulo
ALSC Program Officer for Continuing Education
(800) 545-2433 ext. 4026