Core: Leadership, Infrastructure, Futures

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This program is for library leaders at any level, from any type of library, including human resources, who are experiencing any of the following outcomes with their teams, organizations, or other library stakeholders: Employee disengagement, poor performance, inability to give and receive critical feedback, dysfunctional teams, negative attitudes, cliques, gossip, and turnover, disgruntled patrons, incivility, intolerance, and dysfunctional boards or friends’ groups.
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Mentoring is a common practice, especially in libraries. However, there is a wide variety in the practice and effectiveness of mentorships. Join Malia Willey and Jennifer Keach as we explore the uses and strategies for growing a mentoring network to support you in all of your professional development and career goals. Get inspired, informed, and prepared to develop your own mentoring network.
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Many early-career librarians are surprised to find that there is much to learn on the job that was not taught in their graduate programs. Inevitably, some knowledge and skills slip through the cracks as it is difficult for library schools to strike just the right balance between the theoretical and the practical in coursework. Join Kellie Barbato, Narine Bournoutian, Ashley Hoffman, and Laura Haynes as we explore what you did (or didn’t) learn in library school.
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Join this e-Forum to share your own collection development-focused outreach insights with colleagues and learn what others are doing. The moderators will also share their own experiences and insights.
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In this session, we will address the basic how-tos of beginning or expanding services to patrons with disabilities as well as a look at community collaboration, grant writing, needs assessments, Universal Design, emerging technology, and practical applications of services (i.e. programs, outreach, and virtual services) to meet the needs of this underserved population.
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Live Webinar: Wednesday, Dec. 1 from 1:00pm - 2:00pm Central Time.
Offered by Core: Leadership, Infrastructure, Futures, ALA's newest division starting September 1, 2020
Focus: Three years ago, I was encouraged to lead a newly formed DEI Task Force in our merged Library & IT division. We were charged with building a diverse team, arranging professional development opportunities for our staff, and providing diverse and inclusive services and resources. We not only have accomplished much but have come to be seen as a campus trailblazer.

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Live Webinar: Wednesday, Dec. 1 to Tuesday, Feb. 22 from 1:00pm - 2:00pm Central Time.
Offered by Core: Leadership, Infrastructure, Futures, ALA's newest division starting September 1, 2020
Focus: This 4-part webinar series will present information on leadership and management. You can register for the entire series, or you can register for individual webinars within the series.
Cost: $43 Core members, $59 nonmembers, $129 groups, $0 student members; series of four sessions: $138 Core members, $189 nonmembers, $413 groups, $0 student members

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Live Webinar: Wednesday, Nov. 17 from 1:00pm - 2:00pm Central Time.
Offered by Core: Leadership, Infrastructure, Futures, ALA's newest division starting September 1, 2020
Focus: This webinar explores the role of library manager as coach to motivate, empower, and engage staff for the future. It delves into what coaching is, what it is not, and how it differs from managing and mentoring. Participants will learn about the benefits of coaching and how to recognize coaching opportunities.

LiveWebinar

Live Webinar: Tuesday, Nov. 16 from 1:00pm - 2:00pm Central Time.
Offered by Core: Leadership, Infrastructure, Futures, ALA's newest division starting September 1, 2020
Focus: Community-led planning can be used to create programs and services that celebrate the strengths and interests of diverse communities; it is also a big cultural shift for many libraries. In this webinar, library leaders will learn about an evidence-based process to build their library’s capacity to make this change.

LiveWebinar

Live Webinar: Wednesday, Nov. 10 from 1:00pm - 2:00pm Central Time.
Offered by Core: Leadership, Infrastructure, Futures, ALA's newest division starting September 1, 2020
Focus: Asynchronous teaching can be a great way to reach busy students and integrate the librarian into an online class. This session goes over the best ways to take advantage of this instructional format, what to know about how asynchronous online learning differs from in-person, classroom-based instruction, and tools for making the most of asynchronous teaching.