Programs

4.25.2018 - HR Stuff that Every Supervisor Should Know
In order to successfully lead others, supervisors need to feel empowered, knowledgeable, capable of exciting their team members and inspiring them to do their best work every day. Join Robin S. Wood, MBA, MLIS, Assistant Director of Public Service - . . .
5.2.2018 - Effective Workplace Communication for New Supervisors
Experts suggest that we are communicating in one way or another more than 90% of the time we are awake! Communication can be positive or negative, verbal, non-verbal or in writing.  Communicating effectively is a learned skill that requires . . .
5.11.2018 - Branch Managers Network
As a result of the Day for Small Libraries and Branches we are starting a Branch Managers Network.  Here is an opportunity to share your challenges and successes with other branch managers within the region.  This will be the first . . .
5.16.2018 - 6th Annual Directors' Retreat
 The 6th Annual Directors’ Retreat will focus on training directors, assistant directors and deputy directors from multi-type libraries in the purposeful collection, analysis and use of data for effective decision-making.  Conducted . . .
5.30.2018 - Collaboration Connection: A Mixer for All Types of Libraries
Are you waiting for a collaborator in order to get your great idea off the ground or to apply for a grant?  Are you at a university or community college library that would like to work with a special library?  A public library that would . . .
6.1.2018 - Human Resources Networking Event
Join your peers for a lively discussion of the latest issues facing human resources. . . .
6.6.2018 - We Can't Stop Doing That!
Why is it so easy to start new projects or formulate new procedures and policies, yet so hard to stop doing things that are no longer important, efficient or effective, especially if they were once necessary or successful?  How can you help . . .
6.7.2018 - Volunteers: How to Manage Them
When money is tight, libraries frequently look to volunteers to help get work done. Even if money isn’t tight, free labor is hard to ignore. However, is it really free? The benefits of having volunteers, however, can be far greater than the . . .
6.13.2018 - The Iron is HOT - Libraries as Innovative and Dynamic Community Catalysts
Public library director, Mary Lou Carolan, has worked to dynamically transform libraries using a blend of innovative marketing techniques, community-centered projects, storytelling, and placemaking principles.  Carolan believes public libraries . . .
6.15.2018 - Small Libraries Network
As a result of the Day for Small Libraries and Branches we are starting a Small Libraries Network.  Here is an opportunity to share your challenges and successes with other branch managers within the region.  This will be the first . . .
6.20.2018 - Quick Copy Writing Tips that Work
Brush up on your writing skills in this one-hour Webinar focusing on content, style, tone and structure. Many library workers write their own program descriptions and promotions, as well as their own newsletters, and this workshop will provide some . . .
6.27.2018 - Best Practices in Performance Documentation
Proper employee performance documentation can protect a library from future litigation and benefits its employees by providing concrete and specific feedback on areas in need of improvement. . . .
7.11.2018 - Time Management: Yours and Theirs
Almost everyone has more to do than they can get to in any one day.  When you become a manager/supervisor you generally inherit even more things to do in even less time.  Poor personal time management skills take a toll on us as individuals . . .
8.1.2018 - If It's Broke, Fix It: Handling Leftover Challenges Effectively
If It’s Broke Fix It: Handling Leftover Challenges Effectively . . .
10.17.2018 - Soft Skills for Strong Management: Cultivating Good Critical Thinking
Soft Skills for Strong Management: Cultivating Good Critical Thinking . . .