Programs

4.22.2019 - Beyond Rosetta Stone: How Libraries Can Support English Language Learners [Archive]
Providing Library access to English Language Learners (ELL) can be much more than developing your foreign language and ESL collections.  Those learning English can have more pressing information needs and all staff can play a part in creating a . . .
4.26.2019 - A Firm Grasp: The Nonverbals of Influential Leaders [Archive]
Three objectives, you will be able to: . . .
4.30.2019 - Myers Briggs Communication
An ideal complement to the introductory workshop, “Understanding Your Myers-Briggs Personality Type,” this workshop will focus specifically on how you can use your Myers-Briggs personality type to maximize your communication skills and . . .
5.2.2019 - Collaboration Connection: Planting the seeds to building successful community partnerships
Are you waiting for a collaborator in order to get your great idea off the ground or to apply for a grant?  Do you have services, collections, skills, etc. that you or your organization could offer to potential collaborators?  How do . . .
5.8.2019 - A Day for Public Service
This is a day for all public service staff.  We will start with "Providing Great Customer Service" followed by "Verbal De-escalation" and end with a roundtable discussion to help one another. . . .
5.9.2019 - Gripes, Grumbles and Grievances: Improving Labor-Management Relations through Effective Communication and Grievance Processing
This highly interactive course will help participants build strong labor-management relationships through effective communication and grievance handling skills.  Participants will get information and hands-on experience in communication, . . .
5.14.2019 - RDA in Practice: Enrichment vs. Original Cataloging
Join us for an overview of RDA and its use in enrichment vs. original cataloging.   . . .
5.15.2019 - Free Tools for Working with Graphics and the Web
Do you spend a good part of your job working with graphics, social media or websites? The web is filled with tools vying for your attention, but some of the best lie waiting under the radar. Learn about these online gems, which you can use to . . .
5.22.2019 - 2019 Directors' Retreat: Steps to Stress Free Leadership
This year we will focus on you the leader.  The first day will be devoted to Facilitative Leadership with topics to include: developer of people, developer of teams, manager of conflict and master of problem solving.   The evening will . . .
6.5.2019 - 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 as she walks you through the basics of Human . . .
6.6.2019 - 2019 Emerging Tech Symposium: AR/VR- Immersive Realities
The 2019 Emerging Tech Symposium will focus on exposing library staff interested in emerging technologies to a broad array of possibilities.  The day-long format of the Symposium will include two speakers and four breakout sessions as well as a . . .
6.7.2019 - Academic Library Directors' Networking Meeting
Join your fellow academic library directors for a lively discussion.  Please send your discussion topic ideas to Laura Ponikvar.
6.12.2019 - Caring for the Mind
Library staff are often the first line of response for mental health issues, whether answering questions or dealing with afflicted patrons. In this class, participants will learn how to effectively provide mental health information using the best . . .
6.19.2019 - Team + Work = TEAMWORK
“Teamwork” can’t exist unless you have a motivated “TEAM” and are willing to put in “WORK”.  In this presentation, we will discuss how to facilitate a staff development session that demonstrates how . . .
6.26.2019 - Bullet Journal Basics
Have you seen bullet journaling on social media? Are you wondering what it's all about? This webinar will teach you about bullet journaling, which is a flexible organization method that can be your planner, to-do list, notebook, calendar, and more - . . .
6.27.2019 - Brainstorming and Innovation
Brainstorming is an incredibly powerful innovation tool. From solving problems to generating creative, groundbreaking ideas, the act of brainstorming can spark fresh and extraordinary concepts, vision and actions.  However, is there a . . .
7.10.2019 - 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 . . .
9.18.2019 - Soft Skills for Strong Management: Cultivating Good Critical Thinking
Soft Skills for Strong Management: Cultivating Good Critical Thinking . . .