“Transitioning to a new role -- issues, best practices, and managing expectations”

Navigating through the transition to a new job as a librarian can be an exciting experience, but it can also be a challenge. This webinar will help you learn how to start out on the right foot, manage relationships, maneuver within different organizational cultures, and handle delicate situations, while being open to new or unexpected opportunities.  Our experts will discuss the perspectives of a new manager, a librarian in a new role, and an organizational development specialist, using an interview format and sharing engaging “stories from the front”.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Define what to expect from typical on-boarding programs and what to do if you aren't provided with much direction;
  • Identify techniques for setting the right tone in new boss/subordinate relationships;
  • Compare various types of organizational cultures so that you as a new employee can quickly develop an appropriate work style;
  • Recognize the value of maintaining an open mind, even when your situation is not what you anticipated.


Christine Dulaney, Director of Technical Services, American University, Washington, D.C.

Katherine Simpson, Director of Strategy & Communication, American University

Olivia Ivey, Public Affairs Librarian, American University


How to Register

Register online: http://tinyurl.com/3zhtecm

Register with a purchase order or by mail: registration form (PDF, 1 pg.).

Can't attend the live event?  No problem!  If you register, you will automatically receive a link to the recorded version for later viewing.

Tech Requirements

Computer with Internet access (high-speed connection is best) and media player software. Headphones recommended.

Check to see if your system supports GoToMeeting: http://support.citrixonline.com/en_US/GoToWebinar/help_files/GTW010004?title=System+Requirements


For questions about this webinar or other LLAMA programs, contact Fred Reuland. freuland@ala.org