Leadership & Management

LiveeCourseAttendance Cert.
Who Manages, Who Leads Part Two: Mentor, Progress, Succeed, Lead 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. Managers see mission. Leaders see vision. To every leader you will have a manager and to every manager a leader. Issues in managing other staff, resources, and services, as well as leadership roles and expectations are daunting tasks. Yes, some leaders are born, but others can be trained.
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.
Join us to explore ways libraries are fostering a culture of well-being at work by creating policies and practices that empower staff to make choices that improve their health. We will explore the following eight aspects of workplace well-being: physical environment, mental and emotional well-being, workload and job design, recognition and appreciation, flexibility and work-life balance, clear communication and transparency, supportive leadership, and Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility (DEIA).

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.