Leadership & Management
Running a successful library frequently requires political savvy. Whether you’re working on a community-wide initiative, proposing an annual budget, or just want to make sure you have a seat at the table, it helps to know what makes city and county officials tick. Learn how to make the connections, open up communications, and help your library get the attention it deserves.
LLAMA webinar: Keeping it Green -- Strategies for leading online teams
In this two-part webinar series, Sally Helgesen offers concrete, actionable practices for women seeking to transition to the next level of leadership while maximizing their contribution to their organization. The series is also suitable for men who manage women and seek to develop their talents to the full. Part I focuses on helping women to tap their power by representing their vision and using it to foster connections. Part II focuses on helping women to be more intentional about their development and to ground their leadership presence in the capacity to be fully present.
The gap between library and information services delivered and the understood value of those services by organizational leaders is an undeniable truth. Finding successful methods to bridge the communication gap is possible. This presentation will address key components needed to identify who to communicate with, what to communicate, and provide guidance on delivering a message that has a positive impact on expressing the value of libraries and information centers.
This webinar will give an overview of research-based tactics for employee engagement, which is the first step toward fostering creativity and innovation. Tactics discussed include flexible working policies, autonomy of time, autonomy of task, and the idea of flow. In addition to the theories behind these ideas, the webinar will feature discussion of their applications in library settings, and practical ways to implement them.
Learning how to "manage up" will help you move away from “boss from hell” rants towards more effective and enjoyable collaborations by giving you insights into supervisor behaviors, needs, and expectations; and presenting concrete actions you can take to influence your supervisor.
This webinar will focus on demonstrating how Google Sheets and Google Sites can be used to develop a simple library data dashboard to communicate library data, document data sources, and track progress over time.
This webinar will help you understand the basics of what is needed to kick-start a culture of MAKE at your library and prepare your staff for the future. You will gain an understanding of the importance of the intersection of libraries, newly accessible technology, and user support systems to get library users ready for future work skills.
This e-Forum will address opportunities and challenges facing middle managers as they balance daily operational concerns and engage in big picture strategic planning.
This multi-week online course introduces the concept of the learning organization and plants the message of employee ownership, serving as a starting point for the shift towards employee autonomy and an ownership mindset.