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What to Expect When You’re Constructing

What to Expect When You’re Constructing

 

Considering a renovation project and don’t know where to start? Hoping to suggest a renovation project to library administration or Board? Learn the basics of construction and renovation projects to ensure yours will be a success!

Consultant and former Director of the Union County Library System, Rieta Drinkwine, will provide an overview of the construction process from a public library perspective, including how to get started, community needs assessments, project milestones and timelines, different methods for completing projects, and potential revenue options. She will also share successes and challenges faced by the Union County Library System when completing their award-winning facility renovation in 2018. This webinar will provide useful knowledge to librarians and library staff of all levels, even those who may not supervise a construction project. Participants will gain the knowledge necessary to engage in conversations about and to lead future library facility projects.

Learning Objectives:
• Become familiar with construction project terminology
• Learn the basics of construction projects
• Know how to get started with a building construction project

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Original broadcast January 12, 2021 

Presenter – Rieta Drinkwine
Rieta Drinkwine earned her BA in Classics from the University of Kansas in 2009 and her Masters in Library Science from Indiana University in 2011. Since beginning her professional career, she has worked in a range of library and information settings, including records and archives, academic (2-year and 4-year), and public libraries. Most recently, she served as Library Director for the Union County Library System in Union, SC, which expanded from one service location to four, completed an award-winning renovation, and increased its operating budget and usage by 50% during her tenure. Rieta now provides consulting services through RAD Solutions Consulting, LLC (radsc.org). She is also pursuing a dual degree from Clemson University (Masters in City and Regional Planning and Doctorate in Planning, Design, and the Built Environment) in order to further focus on community development work and the role of libraries in communities.

The Art of Communication

The Art of Communication

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Have you ever worked with some who “just doesn’t get it??” Maybe the reason they don’t “get it” is that the two of you are on different “communication” wavelengths. Or perhaps it’s because one of you isn’t listening – and that must be them, right?? In this 90-minute webinar, we’ll take a close look at how you communicate – and why it matters. We’ll also discuss our listening skills – or lack thereof!

We’ll find out whether you are auditory, visual, or kinesthetic, and how to identify those communication styles in others. We’ll talk about just what that means in your everyday interactions. Want to know how to best get your message across to a specific person? This session will help you figure that out!

And if you’ve ever been guilty of “not listening” (who, me??), we’ll also look closely at how you can become a more effective listener – and improve your life! We’ll come up with a list of at least 20 tips you can use to make sure you are really listening to those around you.

You can’t help but communicate more effectively after attending this webinar!

Linda Bruno has been developing and conducting training workshops for libraries for more than fifteen years. She offers workshops on topics ranging from Leadership Skills to Emotional Intelligence – and lots of areas in between! Linda received her MBA from the University of Florida and has years of experience in hands-on management positions. She develops her workshops based on solid research and – more importantly – real-life application.

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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.

Added Value Negotiating: Helping Library Leaders Build Balanced Deals

Added Value Negotiating: Helping Library Leaders Build Balanced Deals

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As a training topic, negotiation skills often create anxiety for the partici-pants. If they have experienced a typical “I Win-You Lose” negotiation sem-inar, then those feelings are usually based on not wanting to have to do battle with a fellow participant just to learn or improve negotiation skills.

The five-step Added Value Negotiating (AVN) method presented in this webinar is about the mutual search for value, not on using tricks or tactics to try and overpower the other side. Many people who have experienced win-lose negotiation seminars find the AVN method to be unique, empower-ing, less antagonistic, less stressful, and it helps them create better deals in less time.

The five AVN steps are easy to remember and use: Clarify mutual interests; Identify options, using value factors; Create at least two “deal packages”; Discuss the deal packages; and Perfect the final deal.

Program Agenda:
The Need for a New Negotiating Approach
Our New Added Value Vocabulary
Psychological Blocks to Negotiating Success
The Usual Win-Lose Negotiating Method
The New Added Value Negotiating Method
The Value of Creating Multiple “Deal Packages”
The Power Of Transparency
12 Possible Value Factors
Doing Your Homework Knowing the Settlement Range
Understanding Personality Styles AVN Steps 1 through 5 Good and Bad Post-Negotiation Feelings
Avoiding Tricks & Tactics
Good Deals Take Time and Preparation
Case Study Examples

Who should attend this webinar:
Library directors, board members, managers, supervisors, or employees who must negotiate, internally or externally, as part of their jobs.

Biography ~ Dr. Steve Albrecht
Dr. Steve Albrecht has trained library audiences for 17 years. The ALA published his Library Security book in 2015 and he is a frequent presenter for them. He holds a doctoral degree in Business Administration, an MA in Security Management, a BS in Psychology, and a BA in English. He is board certified in HR, security, coaching, and threat management. He worked for the San Diego Police Department for 15 years. He has written 19 books on business, security, and criminal justice subjects.

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

If you have questions about a session, contact TBLC.

Starting a Friends Group

Starting a Friends Group

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Well-run Friends groups are vital for the prosperity of public libraries (and can be an asset for school and academic libraries as well).

What surprises some people is that a modern Friends group does more than run the traditional sale or thrift store. They can raise money, recruit volunteers, promote the library at public events and be an advocate for the library’s services and programs at community forums.

And, their activities provide a positive experience for volunteers of all ages. Learn the steps you can take to help ensure your new Friends’ success.

Outcomes:

  • Recruit a core team of supporters to help get your new Friends group up and running.
  • Ensure your Friends nonprofit leaders know their legal and financial responsibilities.
  • Develop a plan for the first year’s operations.

Pat Wagner has been a trainer and consultant for libraries and allied institutions since 1978. She has been a frequent visitor to Florida libraries and was a presenter with the Sunshine State Library Leadership Institute for several years. Pat is known for her good-humored and practical programs.

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.

Delegating Effectively: When, How, and To Whom?

Delegating Effectively: When, How, and To Whom?

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You know you should. You wish you could. But delegation has never been your strong suit. Take heart! This is definitely an area you can improve in – it just takes knowing yourself, knowing your employees, and knowing how to put that knowledge to work for you!

In this session, you’ll learn specific tips to help you delegate more effectively – not just more – and you’ll also discover why doing so is important to your success as a supervisor.

We’ll uncover some important questions to consider when you finally make that leap to delegating on a consistent basis. We’ll also look at not just whether a task should be delegated, but also to whom – and how to make sure the delegation process is successful.

This is a chance to learn more about yourself – which is especially helpful when you’re supervising others!

Linda Bruno has been developing and conducting training workshops for libraries for more than fifteen years. She offers workshops on topics ranging from Leadership Skills to Emotional Intelligence – and lots of areas in between! Linda received her MBA from the University of Florida and has years of experience in hands-on management positions. She develops her workshops based on solid research and – more importantly – real-life application.

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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 Share Your Sandbox: Developing Effective Partnership Agreements

Learning to Share Your Sandbox: Developing Effective Partnership Agreements

 

If you have a “love-hate” relationship with your community partners? You love the potential impact your combined efforts can create but hate how exhausting it is to maintain timely and effective communication.

This training teaches nonprofits leaders how to evaluate the organization’s current needs, identify potential partners, and cultivate partnerships that are efficient and effective.

Funding For Good’s Marie Palacios will break down the written partnership agreement process and share tips and templates for key agreements such as “Memorandum of Understandings (MOU). Finally, she will explain why strategic partnerships are more important than ever and how partnership agreements can hinder or help your partnerships efforts.

As a result of this program, attendees will:
• Understand the difference between sponsorship and partnerships
• Assess organizational needs
• Identify best partnership prospects
• Outline partnership agreements for community or grant writing purposes
• Learn effective methods to develop and maintain strategic partnerships

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Original broadcast December 3, 2020 

Biography ~ Marie Palacios
Marie Palacios, owner of MP ProConsult and Lead Consultant of Funding for Good, is a native of Morganton, NC. She began her nonprofit experience as a volunteer while completing a community service project in college. During her freshman year at Lenoir-Rhyne University in Hickory NC, Marie walked into a local nonprofit to volunteer with children and never left the field!

Over the past two decades, she has worn every hat imaginable in the nonprofit world: volunteer, board member, program director, executive director, and development consultant. Marie combines her experiences and expertise to help organizations grow for good. She is bilingual and uses her language skills to advocate for the Latino community, teach Spanish for Professionals courses, and offer consulting services in Spanish.

Her passions include program design, strategic planning, support for beginner nonprofits, board development, and fundraising.

The Power of Words

The Power of Words

 

Want to have more engaging conversations with your peers and patrons? Want to learn the words to avoid because they initiate resistance? This webinar is for you! Words weld extreme power. More so when non-verbal actions can’t offset a miscommunicated vocabulary choice. This program gives you the tools including Mj’s list of replacement words to create positive conversations.
Then, you’ll discover how your internal words influence your actions. You’ll learn Mj Callaway’s easy “Flip It” technique to flip negative words into positive ones and why it works. You’ll get her downloadable worksheet.
We’ll also discuss how industries use code words to hide derogatory messages. Yes, industries recognize the impact of specific words.

Participants in this webinar will:
• Understand your “word power” and how it impacts others.
• Discover the words that sabotage conversations and relationships.
• Learn the “Flip It” technique.

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Original broadcast December 1, 2020

Biography ~ Mj Callaway
As a former corporate sales trainer and only award-winning woman sales executive to rank #1 nationally, Mj knows first-hand the disruptions professionals, managers, and executive teams handle daily. Yet, they still need to be positive and productive.
She blends her experiences together, sales, speaking and journalism, to create interactive and impactful workshops. With more than 2,000 articles published in consumer magazines, she’s interviewed hundreds of people from youth entrepreneurs to CEOs to non-profit founders to professional athletes. She has a unique ability to make others feel like they’re talking to a friend.

Mj has earned Professional Member designation from National Speakers Associations (NSA), and she’s the current Co-President of NSA Pittsburgh.

Understanding Yourself as a Supervisor

Understanding Yourself as a Supervisor

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As a supervisor, it comes as no surprise to you that no two people are alike. Sometimes one person can even behave differently from day to day! The differences people exhibit can add interest and creativity to your workplace. But if you don’t understand what’s behind the differences, those “interesting” behaviors can also be a bit frustrating, especially when they aren’t behaving as YOU would behave!

In this fast-paced one-hour session, we’ll look at common characteristics – the good, the bad, and the ugly! – of the four primary behavioral styles. We’ll examine strengths and weaknesses so that you can recognize both aspects of your own behavior and apply that knowledge to your daily interactions with your staff.

This is a chance to learn more about yourself – which is especially helpful when you’re supervising others!

Linda Bruno has been developing and conducting training workshops for libraries for more than fifteen years. She offers workshops on topics ranging from Leadership Skills to Emotional Intelligence – and lots of areas in between! Linda received her MBA from the University of Florida and has years of experience in hands-on management positions. She develops her workshops based on solid research and – more importantly – real-life application.

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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.

Compassion Fatigue During a Crisis: Recognize and Heal

Compassion Fatigue During a Crisis: Recognize and Heal

Have you ever wondered if you have compassion fatigue? In this interactive and informative program, we will explore the concept of compassion fatigue, which can set in after time spent caring for others. Compassion fatigue is a type of emotional labor that can cause library professionals to burn out and become overwhelmed by stress.

Especially during a crisis, library professionals must be aware of compassion fatigue, take steps to acknowledge it in themselves and others, and develop strategies to cope with it.

As a result of this program, participants will:

• Define compassion fatigue
• Recognize the signs in self and others, at work and at home
• Learn ways to mitigate stress and handle emotions as they occur

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Original broadcast November 17, 2020

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

The Value of Simplicity in Library Operations, Policies and Life

The Value of Simplicity in Library Operations, Policies and Life

 

There is an art and beauty to making things simple. It is selfless. It
makes things simple for yourself, but more importantly it make things simple for others.

Simplicity in the library can be such a huge advantage. Over time, organizations pick up complexities that distract focus away from its core activities. Yet by striving for simplicity, the library can benefit from a healthier and much more efficient approach to staying focused on specific goals and outcomes.

In this interactive and informative program, Lance Werner will focus on how simplicity:• Gets things done (Think the path of least resistance and removing obstacles and barriers)
• Makes it easier to get uniformity
• Creates an environment with less unconstructive, unnecessary friction
• Promotes happiness
• Helps organizations save money – It is cost effective
• Can create an environmentally friendly workplace

Simplicity leads to success. It is that simple.

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Original broadcast November 19, 2020 

Biography ~ Lance Werner
Lance has served as Executive Director for Kent District Library since 2011. He received a juris doctorate degree from Michigan State University’s College of Law and his master’s degree in Library Science from Wayne State University (WSU). In 2018 he was chosen as Library Journal’s Librarian of the Year, and in years past he was the recipient of the Joey Rodger Leadership Award from the Urban Libraries Council, Librarian of the Year Award from the Michigan Library Association (MLA), the WSU Distinguished Alumni award, and Library Journal’s Mover and Shaker Award.

Lance is currently involved in the ALA Policy Corps, MLA’s Legislative Committee, and recently graduated from Michigan Political Leadership Course.