Results Boot Camp: An Immersion Program
Results Are What Matters: Management Tools and Techniques to Improve Library Services and Programs
August 24–28, 2015
Nashville Public Library
Here's what previous participants in PLA Results Boot Camp had to say:
“I was engaged, learning, and excited throughout the training. I learned some very practical things that I can use long term in my library.”
“It was worth every penny! The best thing I have done for my career and my library.”
“This was by far a more effective learning opportunity and more professionally inspiring event than any other conference I have attended.”
Get your library in strategic shape and prepare to meet any challenge with the intensive and interactive PLA Boot Camp program led by Sandra Nelson and June Garcia. This popular public library course offers four and a half days of management training built around dynamic individual and group activities.
Sandra and June will lead participants through an engaging and challenging curriculum that emphasizes the roles of innovation, risk, and change in public library management; the impact of trends on local service priorities; the value of data-based decision-making; and the skills to effectively allocate resources.
At the conclusion of the four and a half day workshop, participants will know how to:
- Create a library environment that supports risk and innovation
- Understand and respond to ongoing changes in the external environment
- Develop goals and objectives that reflect local service priorities
- Identify and select effective activities that respond to service priorities
- Identify current staff workload and skills and determine the requirements to accomplish your selected activities
- Allocate collection, technology, and facilities resources to support library activities
Who Should Attend
The Boot Camp program is recommended for any public library staff involved in the creation and implementation of the library’s strategic plan and service delivery, including, but not exclusive to: directors, managers, supervisors, department heads, and program coordinators.
Because participation is limited to ensure an environment that fosters group interaction and active engagement, interested librarians are required to fill out an online application to be accepted into Boot Camp. Applications are due August 7, 2015. Applicants will be notified of their acceptance into the program within two weeks of submitting an application and can then proceed with registration.
The application will allow reviewers to evaluate relevant information, such as:
Whether or not applicant’s library already has/is developing a strategic plan
Applicant’s position in the library
Applicant’s intent to use information from the program
Nashville Public Library
615 Church Street
Nashville, Tenn. 37219
|Monday, August 24–Thursday, August 27||9:00 AM–12:00 PM||Workshop|
|12:00–1:00 PM||Lunch Break|
|Friday, August 28||9:00 AM–12:00 PM||Workshop|
Payment is due upon acceptance into the program.
Hotel and Travel
Hotel and travel arrangements are the responsibility of the attendees. Here is a list of hotels closest to the Nashville Public Library.
Morning and afternoon refreshment breaks will be provided on all days. These are included in the registration fee. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are the responsibility of the registrant.
Cancelations and Refunds
Written cancelations and requests for refunds will be accepted by the PLA Office until June 26, 2015 and are subject to a $50 processing fee. Refunds will be processed after August 28, 2015. No refund requests will be accepted after June 26, 2015.
Cancelation of Event
This conference is offered on a cost-recovery basis. PLA reserves the right to cancel all or any part of this event if there is insufficient registration, or for other reasons, 30 days in advance of the event. PLA will refund any registration charges; however neither ALA nor PLA is responsible for cancelation charges assessed by the airlines or travel agencies, or other losses incurred due to any cancelations.
Questions? Please contact Lian Sze, Program Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 800-545-2433 ext. 5021.