ALA Supervision Resources
Wednesday, March 20, 2013, 10:00 AM-5:00 PM Central. Moderated by Stephanie Gerding, librarian, author, and trainer, the PLA Virtual Spring Symposium will be a full day of rich education with: Eight education programs, lunchtime updates highlighting digital learning, the Edge Initiative, and e-book communications, and a closing session with keynote speaker Garry Golden, Futurist.
This three-part series of webcasts is designed to inform about baby boomer volunteers — how they are different from volunteers in the past, what they want from service opportunities, and how libraries can attract them.
This Library Supervision eCourse from ALA Editions is a convenient way to enrich the professional development of all library staff. It offers the perfect opportunity to train new employees or brush up on and update general office skills you use every day. Enroll today for 3 hours of self-paced, online training!
This session highlights a variety of micro-practices that occur when we are deliberate about making diversity a priority within our libraries.
Presenter: Elliott Shore, Executive Director, Association of Research Libraries (ARL)
Upcoming LLAMA Webinars
Online learning opportunities in this category address the broader issues of what it means to be a good leader or manager, as well giving you the practical skills you need to do your job better every day.
Managing for Results requires librarians to take a proactive approach to marshaling and managing all of the library’s resources effectively. Using this planning guide, librarians will be able to identify their key resources, make choices among different priorities, and assign resources to achieve results.
This practical handbook is here to assist middle managers navigate their way through the challenges of multitasking and continual gear-shifting.
detailed analysis of the whys of social media and the hows of getting staff and library users involved, Managing Social Media in Libraries explores the developing information environment, taking librarians beyond the mechanics of using social media to establish a framework for making social media effective.
Library building projects leave a legacy for decades, with one chance to get it right. Those with access to a trustworthy expert who can explain the process in step-by-step terms will have the best chance to make their projects succeed.
Since many student positions make them the public face of the library, effective mentoring of such student employees is vital. In this book Reale explores the challenges and opportunities involved in recruitment.
You’ve heard it—reference transactions are down. Expensive resources aren’t used. Librarians feel their skills are underutilized. What can we do? Don’t give up! Innovative libraries are finding ways to revitalize their reference departments by shifting attitudes, changing their collection philosophies and service models, and pioneering new services. Learn proven methods for reinvigorating reference service and find out what you can do to make reference one of the centerpieces of your library again.
Online social media software, which are commonplace tools for interacting with library patrons, can also be used effectively for communication, supervision and project management within a library department. This webinar outlines in detail an innovative online management and communication system created by the Digital Services Department at the University of Houston.
On-demand webinars are archived recordings of previous PLA webinars available 24/7 for viewing at your convenience.
Public libraries have always been in a unique position to help local writers connect with readers in their communities. The advent of self-publishing platforms presents libraries with a new resource to enhance that connection and reinforce their place at the center of community cultural life. Last year Los Gatos (Calif.) Library began a partnership with e-book self-publishing company Smashwords to offer a three-part series of e-book self-publishing seminars. This partnership has grown to include a co-branded publishing portal managed by Smashwords.
In this issue of Library Technology Reports King draws from his team’s four-year experience running the acclaimed digital branch of the Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library (TSCPL). From website tweaks to staffing issues, King outlines recommended strategies and workflow plans for continually meeting library users’ needs and effectively highlighting library programs and services.
This presentation helps diversity advocates utilize the available literature and research to explain why diversity is important for libraries and how it can be an asset for organizational improvement.
People who visit the library infrequently—or those who don’t visit at all—present a special challenge to public library staff. It’s hard to identify why they don’t use the library, because they typically ignore surveys or focus groups. And without knowing what their needs are, it’s difficult to know what services and programs will attract them. Don’t give up! This on-demand webinar offers some basic techniques that can be used to gain insights about non-users and help you draw them into the library.
To assist librarians and administrators challenged with budget cuts while facing the growing costs of technology services author Jean Morrison, Missouri State Library’s E-rate coordinator for public libraries, provides a step-by-step guide to writing a three-year technology plan for E-rate compliance.