Leadership and Stewarding the Talents of Others

Tuesday, 7/12/2022 - Wednesday, 7/13/2022
  • 10:00 AM-6:00 PM (Eastern)
  • 9:00 AM-5:00 PM (Central)
  • 8:00 AM-4:00 PM (Mountain)
  • 7:00 AM-3:00 PM (Pacific)

We all work with other people, either directly or indirectly. How individuals or colleagues work together matters and has a significant impact on each individuals’ well being as well as the quality of service provided to our patrons. If you are in a position of authority within a library, the way you lead and manage the people in your department, on your team, committee, or working group matters. Join seasoned leaders Cynthia Schwarz, John Sandstrom and Kellie Barbato to discuss practical tools to be a more compassionate leader and manager, whether it’s supervising direct reports, managing up to your boss or establishing general leadership and management priorities across the organization. 

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Learning Outcomes

In this e-Forum, we will share experiences as managers and leaders and what led to positive outcomes. Topics explored include: 

  • Different management styles and general approaches to management and leadership
  • Positive experiences and strategies for managing direct reports or those within your sphere of influence
  • Positive experiences and strategies for managing up to your supervisor or others in authority over you

Who Should Attend

  • Supervisors and managers
  • Those who want to learn to effectively manage up to their supervisor
  • Leaders of cross-departmental teams, committees or working groups
  • Anyone who is curious! All are welcome.


Kellie Barbato is the Director of Lineberger Memorial Library at the Columbia, SC campus of Lenoir-Rhyne University. Prior to this role, she served as Access Services Librarian at PalmBeach Atlantic University and Outreach Librarian at Roberts Wesleyan College. Her MLS is from the State University of New York at Buffalo and she is currently pursuing a Master of Arts in Transformational Leadership from Northeastern Seminary.

John Sandstrom has been a librarian for over 35 years. He was thrown into leadership and supervision at his first job and has been learning about it ever since.

Cynthia Schwarz is the Assistant Director for Library Technology at Temple University Libraries in Philadelphia. In this role, she oversees two departments, directly supervises six people and indirectly impacts the work of several more. She is passionate about compassionate supervision and servant leadership. 



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