Leadership & Management


e-Forum: A two-day moderated email discussion.
Dates: May 18 and 19, 2021
Offered by Core: Leadership, Infrastructure, Futures, a division of the American Library Association (ALA).
Focus: With more efforts underway to scale up or fully implement faceted vocabularies in cataloging and metadata work, a new challenges arises: How to convince discovery teams or public service colleagues to adopt these vocabularies in the public-facing search interfaces? This e-forum looks at the role advocacy plays in negotiating the full utilization of faceted data.

Learn how to make any weeding project a public relations dream! In this on-demand webinar, Holly Hibner and Mary Kelly discuss communication, transparency, and timing. Get the staff and patrons on board, be clear with your weeding plan, and set a pace that allows for careful decision making. They also talk about how to dispose of weeded materials properly and respectfully. No one wants their library in the headlines for a weeding fiasco, so learn how to weed smart! — PREVIEW AVAILABLE
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.
LiveeCourseAttendance Cert.
Who Manage, Who Leads Part Two: Mentor, Progress, Succeed is the second of a two-part series of four-week interactive programs, to introduce and continue educating existing managers and leaders to advanced theory and practice. Some managers face a continuum of managerial issues, tasks and nightmares on most average days.
Are you starting a partnership or have an existing partnership and want to measure the results of your combined efforts? A collaborative partnership is about having a common goal around better serving the ever-changing needs of your community and measuring outcomes can help you and your partner identify better ways to align your work to deliver more impactful community-based services. This on-demand webinar focuses on how to plan for collaborative outcome measurement with a partner, with a focus on partnerships between libraries and schools to stop the summer slide.

Live Webinar: Wednesday, Oct. 27 from 1:00pm - 2:00pm Central Time.
Offered by Core: Leadership, Infrastructure, Futures, ALA's newest division starting September 1, 2020
Focus: Zotero is a free, open source program for saving and sharing citations and creating bibliographies. In this session, attendees will learn how to use Zotero and discuss best practices for supporting and teaching it in libraries.
Cost: $43 Core members (incl. ALCTS, LITA, LLAMA), $59 nonmembers, $129 groups, $0 student members

Self-PacedeCourseAttendance Cert.
In this class, participants will review the skills and experiences needed to be exemplary project managers in a library organization. Interactive and dynamic activities such as discussions, reading assignments, and class exercises will accompany each week’s lectures. The four-part topical tour of project management will culminate with a final project based on project management principles. The course is self-paced.
Self-PacedeCourseAttendance Cert.
Need help managing projects in your library? Want to become a manager or are early in your management career? Don't have a lot of patrons taking advantage of your library offerings? If you answered yes, this three-part eCourse strategy series is for you! First in the series is Project Management in Libraries; Review the skills and experiences needed to be an exemplary project manager. Second up, Who Manages, Who Leads?; A dive into practical working knowledge for a prospective, new or current manager.
Enhance the customer experience by increasing staff engagement! Learn how the Plano Public Library created a cohesive customer service experience by training staff to share “just one thing” about the library. Staff became more comfortable with patron interactions and engaged with more people during outreach. This concept became a cornerstone to the Outreach & Engagement team’s training and communications. With this concept in place, specific staff were identified for different types of outreach events to address the needs of different communities in their city.