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. Originally presented Wednesday, March 20, 2013, as part of the 2013 PLA Virtual Spring Symposium. Running time: 56 minutes
This webinar will present best practices, including the business literature, on how to bring the right people on board. It will also cover how to develop internal talent through succession planning.
Microaggressions are subtle, denigrating messages delivered to members of marginalized groups, and they can negatively affect an organization's culture. Experiences of microaggressions can lead individuals to feel increasingly dissatisfied with their jobs, which may result in their physical or psychological departures from their organizations. The presenters will define microaggressions, cover racial microaggressions and microaggressions toward LGBT people, and discuss how this affects librarians and the potential implications for the future of the profession.
This webinar is relevant to librarians that serve incarcerated youth and incarcerated adults. The topic will focus individually on the work the public library is doing and then focus on the work the state prisons are doing. The work will be tied together in that they both face challenges internally within their own institutions as well as both working with special populations. It supports ASCLA's mission by providing a framework of best practices in delivering services and programs to incarcerated youth and adults.

As popular as they are, staff competencies can still seem too confusing or cumbersome for many library managers and supervisors to use effectively. Learning how they have been developed and adopted successfully in another institution can help. The Library Leadership and Management Association (LLAMA) will present “The Matrix: Linking Competencies and Learning Opportunities,” on Feb. 11, at 1:30-3:00 PM (Central time).