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Negotiations/Asking for a Raise

Negotiations/Asking for a Raise

 

Whether we’re starting a new job or working towards a promotion at our current one, we should be negotiating. Negotiation can be scary. But what’s even scarier is not doing it.
Ideally, we’d all get offered the salary we want and deserve, but if you’ve been working or job hunting for a while, you probably know that very few people receive a “perfect” offer right away.

Most of the time, we have to ask for what we want, build a case, and hope that the organization we’re negotiating with has the bandwidth to give us what we want or meet somewhere in the middle. This webinar will teach you how to prepare for a negotiation and it will equip you with tools for success.

As a result of this program, attendees will:
• Get into the right mindset
• Understand market value
• How to make your case
• Learn to talk about your accomplishments and how to tie it to their bottom line
• Exercises to help you relieve anxiety
• Understand biases and how to combat them

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Original broadcast July 29, 2021 

Presenter: Rachael Altman
Rachael believes that transferable skills, curiosity, passion, and mindfulness are the keys to success. She is a career coach, yoga teacher and meditation teacher, and jewelry maker. Her purpose is to inspire people to realize the value in their transferable skills and the fact that they can do anything with curiosity, creativity, and an open mind.

She has spent her career in market research and business development at Deloitte, Sidley Austin, and Deloitte and as an academic librarian at Rockford University and Alabama State University. Rachael currently works as a Market Research Analyst at G2, a tech company based in Chicago. You can connect on Instagram @itsrachaelaltman, by email at rachael.altman@gmail.com, and on LinkedIn.

The Six Questions to Ask Yourself About Your Underperforming Employee

The Six Questions to Ask Yourself About Your Underperforming Employee

 

An underperforming employee affects everyone in the organization including their co-workers and their customers. For the supervisor or manager, this can mean working with the employees to establish better performance standards.

But where do you begin? And how do you know if you are correcting the real performance problem(s) or just trying to correct the symptoms?

Remember: In managing others, just like in practicing medicine, prescribing a cure before a diagnosis is malpractice.

This interactive and informative program will give you the six questions to ask yourself to help you to work together with your employee to diagnose their performance problem(s) and to create a plan of action moving forward.

As a result of this program:
• Participants will be prepared for the sometimes, uncomfortable employee performance conversations
• Participants will ask the necessary questions to be able to collaboratively diagnose the cause(s) of the employee’s below standard performance
• Participants will be able to create a plan of action to help the employee in determining the next steps in the performance improvement process

Original broadcast July 27, 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 past board member of the Haywood County Public Library and a monthly donor to EveryLibrary, advocating for libraries everywhere that support is needed.

Creating Virtual Outreach that Works

Creating Virtual Outreach that Works

 

Successful library outreach involves going where your patrons gather. In an increasingly digital environment, just what does that look like? Our speaker will identify virtual spaces ripe for outreach, and discuss the best ways to utilize them, providing case studies along the way.

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Original broadcast July 28, 2021

Presenter: Nick Tanzi
Nick Tanzi has been incorporating emerging technologies into the library as a children’s librarian, the founding member of a digital services department, and most recently, as the Assistant Director of the South Huntington Public Library. During this time, he has spoken in the U.S. and abroad on topics ranging from social media marketing to 3D printing. He is the author of Making the Most of Digital Collections through Training and Outreach (2016), and Best Technologies for Public Libraries (2020). He writes “The Wired Library” column for Public Libraries Magazine. Tanzi was named a 2017 Dewey Fellow by the New York Library Association, and currently serves as President of its Making and STEAM Round Table.

Ensuring a Leadership Pipeline with Succession Planning

Ensuring a Leadership Pipeline with Succession Planning

Learn how to formalize talent development and ensure leadership continuity by developing and implementing a succession plan at your library. Don’t get caught off guard when a key staff member leaves! A succession planning process will help your library take time now to figure out how to effectively transfer institutional knowledge, increase job satisfaction, and retain emerging leaders’ imperative for the library’s future success.

By developing this strategic tool, your library can rest assured that you have the right leaders in place and can effectively respond to staffing changes without skipping a beat.

As a result of this program, attendees will:
• Understand why succession planning is an important and a necessary component of continuous improvement
• Learn how to structure and execute a succession planning process
• Understand how to implement a succession plan so your library can effectively respond to changes in leadership positions

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Original broadcast July 22, 2021

Presenters: Amanda Standerfer
Amanda’s passion is helping libraries and nonprofit organizations advance so they can create meaningful impact in their communities. Since 2002, Amanda has served as a consultant and facilitator, working with libraries and nonprofits on strategic planning, fundraising, organizational development, and capacity building.

Amanda is currently the Director of Development & Promotion for The Urbana (IL) Free Library. he’s spent half of her career working in philanthropy (as Program Officer for The Lumpkin Family Foundation based in Mattoon, IL and as Program Director with the Southeastern Illinois Community Foundation, serving Effingham and Mattoon, IL) and the other half in libraries (as Head of the Adult Division at the Decatur (IL) Public Library and as Director of the Helen Matthes Library in Effingham, IL). She loves melding her library and philanthropy knowledge – calling herself a “philanthro- brarian.”

When Programming Isn’t Fun Anymore: Fighting Job Burnout and Relighting Your Program Fire

When Programming Isn’t Fun Anymore: Fighting Job Burnout and Relighting Your Program Fire

Job-related burnout is especially prevalent in youth services, particularly during summer reading. We have had many bright young minds in this vocation burn out and change departments or career paths due to job-related stressors.

This session will be all about recognizing the signs of burnout and factors that can contribute to it. We will talk most about ways burnout can be avoided, including things like changing the SRP to be less stressful (does it stress you out to keep track of minutes read/pages read/books read? Stop doing it! Hate tracking down prizes at a reasonable price that won’t break immediately? Put an end to it!), keeping an inspiration folder, and finding ways to stop taking home work with you. I will also discuss my favorite ways to relight your “programming fire” and get inspired in creative ways.

These will include many different blogs, webinars, websites, as well as places to visit and events to attend. It’s hard to do your job with a smile on your face when you feel like you’re running on empty, and it can be particularly difficult when you’re a small library dealing with tiny budgets and a lack of staffing. This will focus on the positive, and attendees should leave with plenty of new resources and feel excited about their job.

Original broadcast July 20, 2021 

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Presenter: Chelsea Price
Chelsea Price is the director of the Meservey Public Library in Meservey, Iowa. Chelsea has presented at the Kids First Conference in Iowa and the ARSL conference in Springfield, Illinois, and she writes for the Programming Librarian blog. Her book, 209 Big Program Ideas for Small Budgets, is being published through ALA Editions and is set to hit shelves in the fall of 2020. Chelsea and her husband love volunteering at animal shelters throughout the Midwest, and they have four senior, special-needs dogs of their own.
Memes and Animated GIFS

Memes and Animated GIFS

Memes, you see them everywhere, and they appear on every social network from Facebook to TikTok. They have the power to influence elections and have become cornerstones of digital culture. It is effortless to create your own memes, which can be posted to social media and shared to promote events, library resources, and more. Memes can show how your organization fits into popular culture and isn’t just a collection of dusty books. In this webinar, you will learn how to create your own memes and GIFs. We will also consider copyright issues and where to find images that you can safely use.

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Original broadcast July 21, 2021 

Presenter: Kira Smith
Kira Smith currently works at TBLC as a virtual reference provider for Ask A Librarian and helps coordinate the statewide delivery service. She has a Master’s Degree in Library Science and Education. Kira is a former elementary school teacher and childbirth educator. She has lived in New York, Louisiana, Texas, and Florida. She enjoys teaching, technology, and travel.

Video Captioning

Video Captioning

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In this session, participants will learn the basics of video captioning. This webinar will be covering why it’s important to caption your videos, the problem(s) with automatic captioning, what (free) captioning tools you can use to caption your videos, how to perfectly caption a video, and answer any questions about video accessibility and captioning.

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Presenter: Madeleine Crew is the Access and Instructional Support Technician in the Library and Learning Services department at Sheridan College in Ontario Canada. She handles alternate format requests, captions library videos, and educates staff on accessibility best practices. She is passionate about library accessibility and universal design for learning. Madeleine has presented about accessibility at the eLearning in Libraries Symposium in 2016 and the Ontario Library Association Super Conference in 2018. Madeleine has a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Theatre and Film Studies from McMaster University and a Library and Information Technician Diploma from Seneca College.

 

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.

Cultural Humility: What It Is and Why It’s Important to You and Your Library

Cultural Humility: What It Is and Why It’s Important to You and Your Library

 

Most libraries were founded decades ago when the cultural makeup of the area they are located in was very different. Although innovative librarians and library staff have created new and improved services to meet the needs of a more diverse population, disparities in services still exist and the organizations as a whole have not sufficiently changed with the times.
Most individuals are not aware of the implicit bias they have in their everyday interactions with customers and employees. The culmination of each individual’s life experience produces the ideas of how we as individuals see everything.

This program is the first step into self-reflection and organizational awareness of cultural humility. Methods of analysis and action plan ideas are included.

As a result of this program, attendees will:
• Define “Cultural Humility” and why this practice is important in the workplace and in life
• Begin self-reflection process in order to create a life-style of Cultural Humility
• Begin the process of creating an action plan for individual and/or organization for path that fosters “other-oriented” relationships

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Original broadcast July 15, 2021 

Presenter: Suvi Manner
Suvi Manner is an educator and librarian with a passion for helping others through professional and personal development. She transformed library services by focused outreach to surrounding ethnic communities and is the creator of the Cultural Tapestry Series at Palm Springs Public Library. Since being an immigrant in her teens, she spent years studying and observing the history and experiences of diverse South Florida cultures culminating in an M.A. in Cultural Foundations of Education with a focus on Multicultural Education. She completed a Leadership Certificate program at FSU focusing on serving the underserved populations in

libraries and is a known library advocate with a decade of experience as an administrator during which she served on numerous committees in libraries and professional associations. She applied and received grants related to providing library services for economically and culturally marginalized groups. One of the grants she received provided an opportunity to participate in the PLA Inclusive Internship Initiative (iii) in 2019. In addition to mentoring the program’s selected teen in the PLA iii, she has also served as a mentor and supervisor for many participants in the Sunshine State Library Leadership program.
https://www.linkedin.com/in/suvi-katriina-manner-58b07732/

Advanced Copyright for Librarians

Advanced Copyright for Librarians

 

 

Do you already know some copyright basics, such as the general length of copyright, the fact that copyright is automatic, and the like? Would you like to learn a bit more about implied licenses, international copyright laws, and standardized rights statements (or copyright metadata)? If so, this course is for you.

By the end of this course attendees will:

· Understand what an implied license is and how to determine if one exists
· Understand how US law interacts with international treaties, such as the Berne Convention
· Understand copyright metadata and why it is important

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Original broadcast July 13, 2021 

 
Presenter: Sara Rachel Benson
Sara Benson is the Copyright Librarian and an Assistant Professor in the Scholarly Communication and Publishing Unit at the University of Illinois Library. She holds a JD from the University of Houston Law Center, an LLM from Boalt Hall School of Law at Berkeley, and an MSLIS from the School of Information Science at the University of Illinois. Prior to joining the Library, Sara was a Lecturer at the University of Illinois College of Law for ten years.

Sara is the host of the Podcast ©hat (“Copyright Chat”) available on iTunes at https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/hat/id1228231003?mt=2 and editor of the bestselling ACRL book titled “Copyright Conversations: Rights Literacy in a Digital World.

 
 
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How Do We Do That Again? Documenting Your Library’s Work

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Are you in charge of creating documentation for the processes at your library? Do you feel overwhelmed by this task, or like you don’t know where to start? This class will break down documentation creation into manageable chunks using the five-step technical writing process. Participants will learn how to plan, structure, write, review, and publish their documentation. This course includes many opportunities for hands-on practice with the creation of documentation.

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Original broadcast July 16, 2021 

Presenter: Emily Nimsakont
Emily Nimsakont is the Cataloging and Metadata Trainer at Amigos Library Services. She previously worked as Head of Cataloging and Resource Management at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s Schmid Law Library. She holds a master’s degree in library science from the University of Missouri-Columbia, a master’s degree in museum studies from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and a bachelor’s degree in history and psychology from Knox College in Galesburg, Illinois.

 

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.