Tactics for Time Management and Organizational Skills

Wednesday, 12/2/2015
  • 2:00 PM (Eastern)
  • 1:00 PM (Central)
  • 12:00 PM (Mountain)
  • 11:00 AM (Pacific)

This webinar was presented on 12/02/2015. Access the recording and webinar materials now:

Feeling overwhelmed by deadlines as well as pressure from the many different demands on your time? Librarians and library staff members frequently report that they feel stressed by the need to multi-task, to keep up-to-date, and to manage tight schedules. There never seems to be enough time to get everything done on time. How can you work more efficiently and effectively and feel in control of your time? Will you ever see the top of your desk again? This webinar will provide practical strategies for gaining control of your time and setting priorities.

Learning Outcomes

Participants will learn practical strategies for:

  • Surviving information overload.
  • Taking control of their time.
  • Getting paperwork organized.
  • Prioritizing deadlines.
  • Managing multiple responsibilities.
  • Making decisions and saying “no” based on their priorities.

Who Should Attend

Collection development and technical services librarians and staff members


Marie L. Radford, Ph.D. is Professor in the Department of Information and Library Studies, at the Rutgers School of Communication and Information. Her dynamic presentation style is well-known from the presentation of frequent workshops/webinars on topics that include: assessment, professional communication, time management, customer service excellence, conflict management, and positive approaches to problematic people. Her latest book is: Leading the Reference Renaissance (Neal-Schuman, 2012). She received the 2010 ALA/RUSA Mudge Award for distinguished contributions to reference service.



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This webinar was presented on 12/02/2015. Access the recording and webinar materials now:

How to Register

No registration required.

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