eCOLLAB | Your eLearning Laboratory is a repository of webcasts, podcasts, and resources from AASL professional development events. eCOLLAB offers more than 300 opportunities for on-demand learning. eCOLLAB also contains a read-only version of the latest issue of AASL’s print journal, Knowledge Quest, which is available for view before the issue mails.
As human beings, we cannot hide from bias: It is a natural part of our brain. However, it is up to us to recognize how biases in the workplace impact others and our own productivity. This webcast will help attendees identify biases, explore how they affect the work environment, and discuss strategies for reducing these biases within recruitment, hiring, and retention in the library workplace.
How do we move from a scattershot evaluation process which nearly everyone dreads to one that effectively resolves issues and motivates employees to stretch with full managerial support? The Toledo-Lucas County (Ohio) Public Library has developed a hybrid evaluation process that achieves these goals yet remains flexible enough to work for all employees. Most people dread evaluations; this library has worked hard to make them inspirational and effective. Hear their story and see what they’ve developed. — PREVIEW AVAILABLE
"Enhancing Your Organization with Short-Term Staff"
This webinar will highlight the system and methodology used by Northwestern University Library to understand its organizational culture and the specific impacts of a recent restructuring, and will show how it can be done on a smaller scale. It will also cover what was learned and how that has been applied to improve communication, build better teams, and develop a more supportive culture. This webinar addresses change management, one of LLAMA's Foundational Leadership Competencies.
Do you or someone you know, work with, or manage, have a persistent fear of being exposed as a fraud at work? It may be a case of imposter syndrome. This form of Intellectual self-doubt is a common psychological pattern in which people doubt their accomplishments and have an ongoing, often internalized fear of being found out. It can sometimes lead to difficulty excelling in in an area of interest, even with strong professional and personal support. The good news is there are simple things you can learn to do to tackle impostor syndrome.
This webinar will explore the meanings of community engagement, and will discuss what it takes to build productive relationships that are as valuable as the effort we put into them. We’ll discuss how to seek out strategic relationships that align with organizational priorities and provide a model to determine whether you are in the right relationships. This webinar addresses four of LLAMA's Foundational Leadership Competencies: Communication Skills, Collaboration and Partnerships, Leadership, and Management and Organization
This webinar provides multiple strategies for incorporating emotional intelligence into a library culture and describes the impacts, both positive and unintended, that this can have on the organization. This webinar addresses two of LLAMA's Foundational Leadership Competencies: emotional intelligence and team building.
In this webinar, presenters from a public library system and an academic library will demonstrate how libraries can adopt learning methods used in games to increase engagement and improve training results. Attendees will learn how to use specific tools including physical and virtual badges, scavenger hunts, and free online tools to integrate gaming into their learning management systems. This webinar addresses team building (personnel), one of LLAMA’s Foundational Leadership Competencies. It is presented by the Management Practices Committee of LLAMA’s Technology Community of Practice.
In this four-week course, we will discuss theories about developing emotionally intelligent staff through training, mentoring, and succession planning. The theories and recommended philosophies and practices of EI will encompass and blend new concepts into existing and widely valued literature and theorists from both the business sector and within the library science field.