This webinar will explore the meanings of community engagement, and will discuss what it takes to build productive relationships that are as valuable as the effort we put into them. We’ll discuss how to seek out strategic relationships that align with organizational priorities and provide a model to determine whether you are in the right relationships. This webinar addresses four of LLAMA's Foundational Leadership Competencies: Communication Skills, Collaboration and Partnerships, Leadership, and Management and Organization
This webinar provides multiple strategies for incorporating emotional intelligence into a library culture and describes the impacts, both positive and unintended, that this can have on the organization. This webinar addresses two of LLAMA's Foundational Leadership Competencies: emotional intelligence and team building.
Join the Directors of St. Louis County Library and St. Louis Public Library as they discuss public relations challenges they have weathered over the past few years and the techniques they employ to respond. This webinar will address several of LLAMA's foundational leadership competencies including: Communication skills, marketing and advocacy
In this webinar, presenters from a public library system and an academic library will demonstrate how libraries can adopt learning methods used in games to increase engagement and improve training results. Attendees will learn how to use specific tools including physical and virtual badges, scavenger hunts, and free online tools to integrate gaming into their learning management systems. This webinar addresses team building (personnel), one of LLAMA’s Foundational Leadership Competencies. It is presented by the Management Practices Committee of LLAMA’s Technology Community of Practice.
In this webinar, we will share proven strategies for creating an environment for productive coaching conversations, discuss best practices on how to give and receive feedback, and walk through scenarios of feedback gone wrong (and how to repair relationships). We will draw examples from several library organization structures, ask participants to reflect on their experiences as both deliverers and recipients of feedback, and provide resources to support participants in future feedback conversations.
In this webinar, Gregg Dodd, Director of Marketing, Columbus Metropolitan Library, Columbus, Ohio, will provide an overview of a shooting incident that took place at CML’s Main Library and how he executed his crisis communications plan. He’ll share practical strategies that will help libraries develop and implement a plan and navigate the complexities of message dissemination during a crisis.
This webinar offers participants a new perspective on challenges and opportunities in their workplace and field, and tools to continue to grow, whatever your current position. The webinar is based on presenter's new book: Be Opportunity Minded: Start Growing Your Career Now (to be published by ALA Editions in January 2019)
LLAMA Webinar: “Burnout Prevention and Mitigation: The Role of Values, Communication, and Job Crafting”
In our fast-paced libraries, workplace burnout is all too common. Add to that the stressors of the coronavirus pandemic and it can feel like almost like an inevitability. While we have no magic bullet to prevent or immediately banish burnout, it can be effectively minimized and prevented via recognition, skilled communication, job crafting, and building alignment between each employee’s work and values. Library administrators as well as those not in supervisory roles can have meaningful results using this unique approach.
LLAMA webinar: “From Transactional to Interactional: Leading in Frontline Public Services in Academic & Public Libraries”
“From Transactional to Interactional: Leading in Frontline Public Services in Academic & Public Libraries” This webinar will focus on changing service models, how libraries manage the change, and how to guide staff through the process.
Like most organizations, a library is only as good as the people who work for it. For library supervisors and managers the ability to select and support the right staff is among their most important skills. But all too frequently it can be a supervisor’s greatest weakness. How can you as a supervisor or hiring manager make sure you are hiring the best people?