Building Virtual Team Cohesion - Tips for Managers (A free webinar from Core)

Wednesday, 1/13/2021
  • 2:00 PM-3:00 PM (Eastern)
  • 1:00 PM-2:00 PM (Central)
  • 12:00 PM-1:00 PM (Mountain)
  • 11:00 AM-12:00 PM (Pacific)

COVID-19 has forced libraries to adapt and manage their teams from home in times of uncertainty. 2020 has made significant shifts in traditional workflows and virtual programs, but as library managers, have you​ had to step up to build team cohesion remotely? Learn how to reposition team management through empathy, connection, and staff engagement by participating in this webinar.

Learning Outcomes

At the end of this webinar, the attendees will be able to:

  • Learn strategies to reestablish connections with staff to their employer, workplace, and colleagues.
  • Support cross-communications styles through empathy, cultural humility, racial lens, and trauma-informed practices.
  • Gain insights into team dynamics and virtual forums to support staff engagement with remote teams.

Who Should Attend

This webinar is for library managers or directors who are task​ed with repositioning and evaluating their team and the pandemic's and racial toll on library services.


Taina Evans has worked with Brooklyn Public Library since 2007 and currently oversees 10 library branches. Taina brings with her a vision to better connect librarians and support staff, as well as a passion for engaging team cohesion with technology. Taina serves as the chair of RSS Library Service to Aging Population Committee of Reference and User Services Assn. (RUSA), is active in New York Library Association (NYLA) and teaches Collection Management for the Division of Library and Information Science Program at St. John's University. Taina has a B.A. in Government and Politics and a Master’s Degree in Library Science from St. John’s University in 2009.



FREE! This webinar is being offered at no charge as a courtesy to Core members and the library community as a whole as we seek new and better ways to adapt to the Covid19 pandemic.

This webinar is being recorded. All attendees will receive the link to the recorded session so if you are unable to attend the webinar at the time it is presented, you will have the opportunity to listen to the recording at your convenience.

How to Register

Click Here to Register and receive a confirmation email with link to join the webinar. 

Core Code of Conduct

Please review the Statement of Conduct before registering.

Tech Requirements

Computer with Internet access (high-speed connection is best) and media player software. Headphones recommended.

Core webinars are presented through GoToWebinar. Check to see if your system supports GoToWebinar.

Test your connection or audio.




For questions about registration, contact ALA Registration by calling 1-800-545-2433 and press 1 or email

For all other questions or comments related to the webinars, please contact Core CE staff at