Leading from the Middle

A PLA 2020 Virtual Conference On-Demand Session

PLA 2020 Virtual Conference On-Demand logoLeaders in middle management face a unique set of circumstances: they are responsible for carrying forward the key goals of upper management as well as the goals and needs of the staff they directly supervise. In this session, we identify which key skills are helpful to hone as a middle manager, possible pitfalls to avoid, and techniques on how to find points of cooperation in difficult situations.

Originally presented as part of the PLA 2020 Virtual Conference on February 27, 2020.

Learning Outcomes

At the conclusion of this on-demand session, participants will be able to:

  • Negotiate the needs of staff you supervise with high-level administrative goals;
  • Identify key skills most useful for middle managers and how to utilize them in everyday situations; and
  • Learn to effectively communicate between various communication styles and diverse populations.

Who Should Attend

This on-demand session is intended for those with some previous knowledge of the topic.

Speakers

Jessica Trujillo is currently the head of Youth & Teen Services at the Montclair Public Library in New Jersey. She has held positions as a young adult and children's librarian. She received her B.A. from the University of Washington, Seattle and M.L.I.S. from Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ. She is currently serving as a member-at-large for the New Jersey Library Association's Executive Board and was a 2008 ALSC sponsored ALA Emerging Leader.

Selwa Shamy is assistant director at Montclair Public Library in New Jersey. In the middle of her library career, which started in 1989, she took a break and co-owned a yoga/bodywork studio. She brings a holistic lens to library work and is passionate about advocating for library users and workers, focusing on directing more resources and services to traditionally marginalized communities. She is a fan of organizational structures that empower and value all library workers.

Registration

Cost

Individual – PLA Personal Member $33.00
Individual – ALA Personal Member/Nonmember $49.00
Group* $199.00

 

* Group rate is for single library access, including all its branches/outlets. It applies if an on-demand webinar will be viewed by multiple people—viewing on an individual basis and/or in groups. Please contact plawebinars@ala.org for special pricing if you wish to share access to an on-demand webinar across multiple libraries in a consortium.

How to Register

Please note: As ALA transitions to a new, centralized eLearning site, this on-demand webinar is temporarily unavailable for one-click purchase via the ALA Store. If you’d like to purchase this on-demand webinar, please contact PLA at plawebinars@ala.org.

If you will be viewing alone or with one other viewer, please purchase at the individual rate. If you plan on viewing this on-demand webinar with a group of 3 or more people, please purchase at the group rate. Group access is for a single library, including all its branches/outlets. It applies if an on-demand webinar will be viewed by multiple people—viewing on an individual basis and/or in groups. Please contact plawebinars@ala.org for special pricing if you wish to share access to an on-demand webinar across multiple libraries in a consortium.

The purchase of an on-demand webinar includes instructions and a password to access the archived recording of the webinar. You'll have access to the on-demand webinar for one year from date of purchase.

On-demand webinar are intended for the sole use of the purchaser, whether an individual or group. Neither individual nor group purchase includes permission to rebroadcast or redistribute this webinar. Thank you for your cooperation.

Tech Requirements

To playback an archived webinar you should have either the latest version of Flash running on your computer, or use a browser with native HTML5 support. Please use the most up-to-date version available of Chrome, Safari, Firefox, Opera, or Internet Explorer. A fast Internet connection and computer is recommended.

Credits or CEUs

PLA does not award credit hours, CEUs, or certificates of attendance/completion/participation for its on-demand webinars and cannot verify participation.

Contact

If you have questions or problems accessing a recording, send a message to plawebinars@ala.org or call 800-545-2433 ext. 5PLA (5752).