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The Anti-Procrastinator’s Guide to Time Management

The Anti-Procrastinator’s Guide to Time Management

 

What do we call a person that is the total opposite of a procrastinator? Someone who does everything in his/her life right away, way before it needs to be done? Maybe you are one of us…we’re the anti-procrastinator’s.
Carrie Rogers-Whitehead, former librarian and self-proclaimed “anti-procrastinator” shares her tips for tackling big projects in small chunks and better managing time. Tips from working at home and virtually will be shared, as well as advice from Carrie’s years of working at an extremely busy reference desk.


As a result of this informative program, participants will learn:
• The power of single-tasking and micro-chunking tasks
• Apps to help with time management
• Suggestions to help focus at home
• Dealing with tech distractions
• The art of prioritizing

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Original broadcast April 8. 2021

Presenter ~ Carrie Rogers-Whitehead
Carrie Rogers-Whitehead worked in libraries for nearly a decade and now consults and trains librarians. She is the author of the book Teen Fandom and Geek Programming with Rowman & Littlefield and her new book Digital Citizenship: Teaching and Practice from the Field comes out in fall 2019. She is the founder of Digital Respons-Ability, a mission-based company that educates students, parents and educators on digital citizenship. She is also a college instructor, event planner who regularly writes on technology for various media outlets.

Successfully Managing People Series

Successfully Managing People Series

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Successfully Managing People Webinar Series

Leading others through the process of achieving organizational objectives is a challenging yet rewarding assignment that requires excellent administrative, interpersonal, and communication skills. In today’s professional worlds, successful supervisors and managers not only need to create a proactive environment, but they must also remain flexible in face of continual change.

Learning Objectives: Upon completion of this series, participants will be better able to apply situational leadership, practice emotional intelligence, manage performance effectively, handle differences constructively, and move their teams forward in times of change. They will leave understanding that there is no one-style fits all approach to management and communication.

Session 1: Leadership 101
What makes an effective manager or supervisor? By applying the principles of Situational Leadership, participants will learn how their leadership styles and development level of their employees are connected. They will leave with a better understanding of how to lead, communicate, and delegate more wisely.

Session 2: Emotional Intelligence: Our Other Intelligence
Leaders set the tone. With better understanding of the connection between our cognitive and emotional intelligences, individuals can become more effective at handling themselves, people, and situations with calm and confidence. Participants will leave knowing how to harness the energy of emotion to achieve constructive outcomes.

Session 3: Performance Management Process
Why is there so much stress at performance review time? Participants will learn tips to organize their thoughts, write professionally, set clear expectations, share constructive feedback, and coach towards success. They will leave understanding the essential role of performance management on individual and team goals.

Session 4: Managing Differences Constructively
Everyone encounters at least one difficult person or situation to deal with at some time. Managing conflicts, differences, and diverse personalities are a part of life, personally and professionally. Participants will leave knowing how to keep issues and people from having a negative and stressful effect on them.

Session 5: The Dynamics of Change
Change is not always easy, yet it has become a way of life for those living in today’s professional environments. By learning to strategically plan, communicate effectively, encourage involvement, and manage reactions constructively, it becomes an opportunity for people to grow from the experience. Participants will leave with the tools to move themselves and others forward to achieve their objectives.

Claudia Monte is founder and principal of CAM Consulting Group LLC, a full-service HR consulting and training firm, which she started in 1993 to assist individuals and organizations achieve success. She has extensive experience nationally as a speaker, trainer, coach, and consultant for clients in the private, public, library, legal, and nonprofit sectors. She specializes in helping individuals strengthen their Emotional Intelligence (EI) in the various facets of their personal and professional lives. Prior to starting her firm, Claudia held sales and leadership positions with several Fortune 500 companies. She received her degree from Widener University.

Session 1: Leadership 101

Session 2: Emotional Intelligence: Our Other Intelligence

Session 3: Performance Management Process

Session 4: Managing Differences Constructively

Session 5: The Dynamics of Change

In partnership with PLAN,  webinars originally presented to their membership can now be found and accessed through Florida Library Webinars.

If you have questions about a session, contact PLAN.

Leading During a Crisis ~ How to Develop a Crisis Strategy – Part 2

Leading During a Crisis ~ How to Develop a Crisis Strategy – Part 2

 

 

Knowing how to communicate is the first step toward addressing a crisis situation. Developing a plan is the next step. How does one plan for a pandemic? (I don’t remember the pandemic chapter in library school!) Numerous strategies already exist.

This presentation explores how to implement different strategies to best serve library staff, the public, community partners, and elected officials.

Original  broadcast March 31, 2021 

Presenter: Gavin J. Woltjer
Gavin J. Woltjer is the Library Director for the Billings (MT) Public Library. When not held hostage in a good book, he enjoys exploring the wilds of Montana with his wife, Rena, and their three children.
His research interests include: data analytics; library leadership; economic development and libraries; archives and record management; and, librarian as public historian.

Effective Workplace Communication Skills for New(er) Supervisors

Effective Workplace Communication Skills for New(er) 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 practice, patience and a desire to be more effective every day.

More importantly, your success as a supervisor will greatly depend on how effective you are in communicating your message to others in your library.

This webinar program will focus on the dos and don’ts of effectively communicating with others (including your boss)!

Specifically, we will discuss:
• How to effectively use the Communication Cycle to determine the best way to create and send your messages (verbal and written)
• Body language including tips in how to deliver your message without being seen as threatening in your delivery
• The one question to NEVER ask your employees again
• Tips on writing emails that get read and responded to by your employees

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Original broadcast March 23, 2021

Presenter ~ Andrew Sanderbeck
Andrew has been developing and conducting training programs for libraries and library organizations for more than fifteen years. He has presented Web-based, On-line, and Face-to-Face sessions on Management and Leadership, Customer Service and Communication Skills in the U.S. and numerous countries around the world.

He is a board member of the Haywood County Public Library and a monthly donor to EveryLibrary, advocating for libraries everywhere that support is needed.

Learning on the Fly: Responding to the Need for Remote Training, Remotely

Learning on the Fly: Responding to the Need for Remote Training, Remotely

 

During the summer and fall of 2020, parents and caregivers struggled to support students learning remotely. With schooling models changing constantly and caregivers confronted with new technology, Twinsburg Public Library was in a unique position to provide tools and resources to help the schools supporting those caregivers.
In this informative webinar, Cari and Sam will discuss how they developed this partnership and how your library can be proactive in responding to similar needs in your community.

As a result of this program, participants will:
• Hear about how Twinsburg Public Library responded to the need for remote learning in the community during the pandemic
• Explore potential partnerships and ways to find out what the community needs in terms of learning and educational support
• Learn how to keep momentum going during difficult times with limited resources

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Original broadcast March 16, 2021 

Presenter ~ Cari Dubiel
Cari is the Adult Learning and Information Services Manager at Twinsburg Public Library. She is also a writer, teacher, and podcaster.

Presenter ~ Sam Bell
Sam is an Adult Learning and Information Services Associate at Twinsburg Public Library. He supports the computer education program at the library while also pursuing a degree in Library Science and Education.

Leading During a Crisis ~ What is Crisis Communication and Crisis Leadership? – Part 1

Leading During a Crisis ~ What is Crisis Communication and Crisis Leadership? – Part 1

 

Communication is of the utmost importance during times of crisis. How do we effectively communicate? What information needs to be shared? How and who shares this information?

This presentation provides the necessary foundational understanding of crisis communication and how to navigate leadership responsibilities during these times.

Participants will gain a better understanding of their own communication style, how to be an effective communicator, and develop leadership strategies.

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Original broadcast March 10, 2021 

Presenter: Gavin J. Woltjer
Gavin J. Woltjer is the Library Director for the Billings (MT) Public Library. When not held hostage in a good book, he enjoys exploring the wilds of Montana with his wife, Rena, and their three children.
His research interests include: data analytics; library leadership; economic development and libraries; archives and record management; and, librarian as public historian.

Library Technology Planning for Today and Tomorrow (5 of 5)

Library Technology Planning for Today and Tomorrow (5 of 5)

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The prospect of technology planning can seem overwhelming and time-consuming, especially for those who work in an already short-staffed library and today in a post-COVID-19 world. You may be thinking:

  • We haven’t had a technology plan up to now, and things seem fine. Why change?
  • There’s not enough money to add new equipment, so why should we even bother with planning for technology?
  • Let’s just continue to deal with technical issues as they arise.
  • It’s easier to “go with the flow” and buy new technology when we have some extra funds.
  • The city’s (or county’s or school district’s) IT department handles technology for our library, so we don’t need to worry about it.

Such thinking will prevent your library from becoming all that it might be. In truth, creating and implementing a technology plan can help you open the door to the modern era. Sound planning can lead to increased funding for technology in your library. Most importantly, a solid technology plan can help you create an environment that truly meets the needs of the community your library serves.

Lofty goals? Maybe so, but this is 100 percent true. Having a plan will allow you to prepare for the future instead of merely reacting to technology crises. Determining the technological needs of the library and its users will equip you with the ability to better use existing funds.

During this series, attendees will develop and work to implement a custom technology plan for their library or department. 

With the help of author Diana Silveira, attendees analyze the library’s current technology, understand their community and staff needs, develop a budget, and create a practical, comprehensive plan for them to implement. 

Diana Silveira is a librarian and President of Novare Library Services, where she works with libraries to develop, implement, and utilize technology effectively. Previously, she was employed by the Tampa Bay (FL) Library Consortium and the Charlotte Mecklenburg (NC) Library. She has an MLIS from UNC-Greensboro and a BS in psychology from Catawba College. Her book, Library Technology Planning for Today and Tomorrow, published by Rowman and Littlefield in 2018, is now available.

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In partnership with PLAN,  webinars originally presented to their membership can now be found and accessed through Florida Library Webinars.

If you have questions about a session, contact PLAN.

Social Media Content Trends for 2021 and Beyond

Social Media Content Trends for 2021 and Beyond

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Social media has always had trends, and this year is no exception. Find out what professional marketers are focusing on now and in the near future, and how some of these trends might work for your own library.

Stay on top of what’s working and what’s not!

Laura Solomon, MLS, is the Library Services Manager for the Ohio Public Library Information Network and a W3C-certified front-end web developer. She has been doing web development and design for more than twenty years, in both public libraries and as an independent consultant. She specializes in developing with Drupal. She is a 2010 Library Journal Mover & Shaker. She’s written three books about social media and content marketing, specifically for libraries, and speaks nationally on both these and technology-related topics. As a former children’s librarian, she enjoys bringing the “fun of technology” to audiences and in giving libraries the tools they need to better serve the virtual customer.

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In partnership with PLAN,  webinars originally presented to their membership can now be found and accessed through Florida Library Webinars.

If you have questions about a session, contact PLAN.

Making a Collection Count

Making a Collection Count

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Make your collection count! This program talks about the overall quality of a library collection.

We will deep dive into collection philosophies, objectives, benchmarks, and all sorts of metrics to keep library collections in tip-top shape.

Our holistic approach to collection management will help all types and sizes of libraries keep pace with the demands and expectations of their communities.

Holly Hibner is the Adult Services Coordinator at the Plymouth District Library in Plymouth, Michigan. She has a mild obsession with weeding (ok, maybe not so mild), and can often be found walking the stacks looking for missing, damaged, and just plain weird titles. She also loves all things techie and the challenge of a good reference question. Holly is riding high and pulling all the glory out of her second term as a Councilor-at-Large for the American Library Association.

Mary Kelly is the Digital Resources and Emerging Technologies Librarian at the Plymouth District Library in Plymouth, Michigan. She is passionate about collection quality and, when she’s not wrangling with Overdrive, she is usually hunched over the computer looking at spreadsheets. She spent a few years in Youth Services, molding young minds through Toddler Disco, but recently returned to the promised land of Adult Services. For street cred, Holly and Mary co-authored the book “Making a Collection Count: A Holistic Approach to Library Collection Management.” Reading it will surely change your life, so interlibrary loan a copy today! They are also co-authors of the popular blog “Awful Library Books.”

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In partnership with PLAN,  webinars originally presented to their membership can now be found and accessed through Florida Library Webinars.

If you have questions about a session, contact PLAN.

Learning to Love and Leverage a Remote Workplace

Learning to Love and Leverage a Remote Workplace

The current pandemic has forced many workplaces to operate remotely. How do you conduct productive meetings, manage staff, and move projects forward in this environment? What tools can help foster engagement and collaboration? Our speakers will examine best practices for remote work, including meeting and project management. The focus will be flexible, addressing challenges facing managers as well as employees managing up.

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Original broadcast February 25, 2021 

Presenter ~ Jim Walther
Jim Walther is TBLC’s 5th Executive Director as we approach our 42nd year. This year, he will be focusing on the strategic course for TBLC, member outreach, our eServices offerings to members, COVID response and working with our association partnerships. He taught management, leadership and Human Resources Administration at Emporia State University’s School of Library and Information Management.

Presenter ~ Amy Carr
Amy Carr has experience in academic, public and law libraries. From 2006-2020 she worked in the research department of a law firm with offices across the United States and around the world. She successfully managed staff she didn’t meet in person for years. Her team was widely known for their excellent project management skills despite the fact that they worked remotely from each other and their colleagues. Amy has presented on leadership and the creation of a virtual onboarding program at the annual law libraries conference.