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Self-Care and Increasing Productivity While Avoiding Burnout

Self-Care and Increasing Productivity While Avoiding Burnout

 

 

Increasing demands from our public for various library services can create an environment for burnout as a result of heavy workloads. While some stressors are unavoidable, prolonged exposure to stress can cause detachment, pessimism, and a loss of enjoyment in the public library profession.

In this interactive and informative session, Nicole will explore how to identify and overcome stressors while retaining optimal levels of efficiency during the workday.

• Identify signals of physical, behavioral, and emotional barriers that leads to burnout
• Understand methods to mitigate stressors caused by public service demands
• Learn how to retain optimal levels of efficiency and effectiveness at work by adopting self-care techniques in your workday

Original broadcast July 21, 2020 

Biography ~ Alan Ly
Alan Ly is the Technology Librarian at the Salt Lake City Public Library. He manages the Creative Lab, a multimedia makerspace, and specializes in makerspace technologies and software. In his spare time, he likes to paint models and 3D print.

Building CQ: Understanding Cultural Intelligence

Building CQ: Understanding Cultural Intelligence

 

You’ve heard of IQ and EQ, but what about CQ? Cultural Intelligence (CQ) refers to our ability to function effectively across national, ethnic, and even organizational cultural boundaries.

Cultural Intelligence involves four interdependent skills:
Knowledge
Motivation
Interpretation
Behavior

Cultural Intelligence building is a life-long journey, and all can improve their CQ over time. In a world of culture clashes, any effort towards cultural intelligence will make an immediate and effective impact.
This webinar introduces concepts and actions which shape our personal cultural competencies. Through interactive content, our conversation will change our perceptions and actions in ways which encourage and nurture.

At the end of this webinar, participants will be able to:

• Define CQ and explain the four skills which form the cultural intelligence framework
• Identify the impact that holding different values from the majority culture can have on a person’s
experiences and respond effectively to that knowledge
• Determine next steps in their own CQ journey

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Original broadcast July 7, 2020 

Biography ~ Marla Ehlers
Trained by CQ expert Dr. Pennylyn Dykstra-Pruim, Marla Ehlers has facilitated multiple workshops for a variety of learners. Marla most recently presented on cultural intelligence for PLA, ULC, and the California Library Association, and has spoken on a variety of other topics at state and national conferences. With 25 years in libraries and a background in teaching, library administration, and children’s services, Marla is currently leading her own consulting firm.

The Neuroscience of Making

The Neuroscience of Making

 

Making and Makerspaces been growing in popularity in schools and libraries over the last few years. Opportunities for student-driven exploration and tinkering seem intuitively appealing to many teachers and librarians, and it turns out there are very good reasons why.

This interactive and informative session with Conn McQuinn will explore the neuroscience behind why Making is so engaging, and the important benefits it can provide to students and library users in our busy and over-scheduled world.

Original broadcast June 9. 2020 

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Biography ~ Conn McQuinn
Conn McQuinn has spent forty years working in both informal and formal educational settings. He has had the privilege of working for two great institutions, starting his career at Pacific Science Center in Seattle for fifteen years, and then twenty-five years at Puget Sound Educational Service District in Renton, Washington. At Pacific Science Center he directed the nation’s largest traveling science education program, and at PSESD managed numerous projects and workshops on a broad range of topics, including science education, educational technology, robotics, and project-based learning, with much of the last ten years focused on neuroscience in learning.

He was worked with thousands of teachers and administrators from districts throughout Washington State and beyond and presented at conferences across the country. He has a Master’s Degree in Science Education and is the author of sixteen children’s activity books covering a range of seemingly random topics.

Programming and Modeling: Bringing Entrepreneurs into the Library with LinkedIn

Programming and Modeling: Bringing Entrepreneurs into the Library with LinkedIn

With more than 27 million small business and more than 50 million entrepreneurs in the United States (http://infomory.com/numbers/number-of-entrepreneurs-in-us/) there is a huge opportunity for your library to serve this growing and education hungry population with LinkedIn, the pre-eminent social media for businesses and business marketing.

This informative and interactive webinar will walk you through ideas and suggestions on programming for entrepreneurs to draw them into your library, and will share proven practices that model LinkedIn marketing techniques to make your library’s LinkedIn page stand out.

As a result of this program attendees will:

· Discover marketing techniques using LinkedIn company pages and librarians personal LinkedIn pages to be a model for entrepreneurs and small business to follow and learn from
· Discuss topics for seminars that entrepreneurs and small businesses can use to grow their businesses
· Learn about the elements of a “LinkedIn Kit” your library can make available to entrepreneurs and small business

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Original broadcast May 28. 2020 


Biography ~ Katherine Burik

At The Interview Doctor, Katherine Burik brings her extensive background in human resources and finding jobs herself to help candidates and companies create an effective recruitment search process to find the job or candidates they love. Katherine has published white papers and three books on job search as part of The Job Seeker Manifesto, including: The Job Search Marketing Plan: Declare to the World How You Will Find Your Next Job, Resumes 3.0: Tools to find your next job, and Tell Me About Yourself: Secrets to Successful Job Interviews. A fourth book targeting company talent acquisition, Talent Search Marketing Plan, is in the works.

Communicate Smarter and Better

Communicate Smarter and Better

 

Speaking is one of the first things people learn to do. But learning to speak does not equate learning how to communicate, which can have a serious affect on individual careers and success. Communication is arguably one of the most important business skills, no matter what the industry is and even more critical when your role involves dealing with customers. Have you ever heard the saying, “It’s not what you say, but how you say it”?
Whether eliminating misunderstandings or encouraging a peaceful work environment, efficient communication with those around you will allow you to get work done quickly, professionally AND with better results. Although everyone communicates differently, this program will give some pointers on how to improve your skills and increase your chances for success!

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Original broadcast May 21, 2020

Biography ~ Tonya Snider
Tonya is the founder and CEO of tenBiz, Inc. She oversees the marketing and strategic development aspects of the firm, while also working directly with clients. She specializes in business strategy, marketing and project management and helps companies grow, streamline and make significant improvements to their bottom line. Before becoming a full-time entrepreneur, Tonya trained and consulted hundreds of businesses in the economic development sector, was a commercial lender and developed entrepreneurship curricula and trainings for a state-wide non-profit organization.

Tonya is also a part-time professor of Business Management at Western Carolina University. She has worked directly in the non-profit, for-profit and education sectors and has a passion for “all things business” and helping people reach their goals.

 

The Difference Between Discussion, Debate and Dialogue and How to Use It to Build Healthy Workplaces

The Difference Between Discussion, Debate and Dialogue and How to Use It to Build Healthy Workplaces

 

Everyone is entitled to their opinion, but there are healthy limits to how far staff (co-workers and bosses) can take their opinions.  All too often, we forget to encourage a healthy dialogue and turn the conversation into a debate of one idea or belief versus another. Taken to the extreme, one or more staff members can dominate the discussion, hoping to gain support from the majority.

In this informative and interactive program, participants will learn the key differences between discussion, debate and dialogue and will be given time to reflect on the behaviors seen in their workplaces and the effects of those behaviors. Finally, we will look at techniques that all staff members can use to create healthier communication patterns in their workplaces to build connection, flexibility and cohesiveness.

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Original broadcast April 16, 2020 

Biography ~ Andrew Sanderbeck
Andrew has been developing and conducting training seminars and web-based 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 the author of two books and over 50 webinars.

Overcoming the Challenges of Working at Home for the Employee and the Manager

Overcoming the Challenges of Working at Home for the Employee and the Manager

 

Part 1: How to Stay Productive and Positive When Working Remotely
Suddenly, you’re thrown into a work-at-home situation with little preparation or possibly without any. Want to understand how to make working remotely easier, while staying productive? This webinar is for you! In part 1, Mj Callaway gives you strategies and tips to reset your routine, reconnect intentionally and resist the rescue. Working from home can work well for you with a plan, self-awareness, and a few fun ideas.
In this interactive and informative program, attendees will:
• Understand the three snafus that sabotage your productivity
• Get the five must-haves for a successful remote experience
• Incorporate ideas to make your workspace an energizing place to thrive

Part 2: Managing Your Employees from Afar – Overcoming the OBstacles
As the pandemic continues to dictate how business is done worldwide, organizations are looking to keep their employees healthy and their businesses running. In part 2, Andrew Sanderbeck will give you strategies and advice on the actions you need to take to help your staff members to be productive and engaged in their work.

In this interactive and informative program, attendees will:
• Learn the importance of making expectations clear and following-up
• Incorporate strategies and how-to’s for effectively communicating with staff
• Learn ways to help staff members with issues including distractions, isolation, lack of motivation and feelings of being disconnected

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Original broadcast April 9, 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.

Biography ~ 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.

Self-Care and Increasing Productivity While Avoiding Burnout

Self Care During a Crisis: Breathe, Think and Grow

As libraries deal with the global crisis of 2020, staff have many difficult choices to handle every day. From deciding whether to stay open to managing the constant flow of information, the work can be all-consuming. In this webinar, we will talk about how to take time out of your day to focus on yourself and to nourish your own growth.

Participants will:

Learn methods and exercises for staying in the moment and remaining mindful while dealing with stress and uncertainty
Spend time discussing their challenges and how they are working to handle them, while planning mindfully for the future
Focus on healthy self-care activities.

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Original  broadcast April 7, 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. She is a former Library Liaison to Sisters in Crime, an organization of 3600 crime writers and readers nationwide.

How to Get Things Done When You’re Not the Boss

How to Get Things Done When You’re Not the Boss

 

Sometimes you’re not in charge. You cannot tell people what to do. Yet you still need their help to do your job. Yes, it’s possible to get results, influence others, and lead projects without being a boss. But how? By establishing a reputation for integrity and trustworthiness, you’ve got a good start–yet you need to master certain skill sets to succeed. To this end, this Webinar explores strategies for helping you to achieve your goals regardless of your job title and standing in an organization.

More specifically, you’ll learn how to:

· Craft a compelling vision of your expectations;
· Rally and engage others;
· Tailor your work style and communications to fit those who you work with;      and
· Create win-win situations for you and colleagues.

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Original broadcast April 7, 2020 

Biography ~ Mitchell Friedman
Mitchell Friedman, EdD, APR develops people. Known as an enthusiastic, energetic, and insightful professional, he basks in opportunities to help others to achieve their full potential. Dr. Friedman is a Senior Lecturer in the Graduate School of Business and Public Policy at the Naval Postgraduate School. He concurrently serves as Northern California Director of the Institute of Advanced Advertising Studies, and helps a range of organizations to develop the communications and leadership skills of their employees.

The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom – Revisited (Part 1-4, 15 Minutes Segments)

The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom – Revisited (Part 1-4, 15 Minutes Segments)

 

The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom is a self-help book from 1997 by bestselling author Don Miguel Ruiz.

The book takes inspiration from a set of spiritual beliefs held by the ancient Toltec people to help readers transform their lives into a new experience of freedom, true happiness, and love. According to Ruiz, everything a person does is based on agreements they have made with themselves, with others, with God, and with life itself.

In this informative and interactive program, we’ll revisit the Four Agreements to help us to minimize our self-created limitations and suffering and to dramatically impact the amount of happiness we feel in our lives, regardless of the external circumstances.

Participants will learn about and better understand how to use:

Agreement #1: Be Impeccable With Your Word
Agreement #2: Don’t Take Anything Personally
Agreement #3: Don’t Make Assumptions
Agreement #4: Always Do Your Best

Original broadcast March 12, 2020

Biography ~ Andrew Sanderbeck
Andrew has experienced life as a commercial disc jockey, retail manager, corporate training manager and an adjunct professor. Today, he thrives as an introverted entrepreneur, spouse, parent and grandparent who loves animals, people, books, music, spiritual conversation, quiet time and travel. (The order varies from day to day)

People tell Andrew that they love his inspirational online publication, The Friday News Minute – which like Andrew, does not go out every Friday.