ALA Publishing: Workshops and eCourses for Library Professionals
September 16, 23, & 30, 2019
October 16, 2019
October 23 and 30, 2019
October 31, 2019
Library Director Bootcamp: Getting the Skills You Need Workshop
A 3-part workshop, each session runs 90 minutes on Mondays, September 16, 23, and 30, 2019, each starting at 1:30 Central.
So you’ve finally made it—you’re a library director…now what? You can learn about management, but it’s hard to find a library school course that teaches you how to be a boss. This workshop is a primer on how to be a library director provided over three sessions that dive into key topics necessary to run a library. Covering library finances, trustee and director roles, relationships, personnel, legal issues, building upkeep, and the different types of insurance needed, these webinars will offer core competencies for every director. Learn how to stay organized and set yourself up for success in each area with practical tips and checklists woven throughout the sessions.
Whether you have just become a director, want to be a director someday, or have been a director for a number of years, this workshop will answer the questions you might not have known to ask while increasing your understanding of the key topics needed to run a library.
A 90-minute workshop, Wednesday, October 16, 2019, 1:30 Central.
If you want a great library, you need a great team! In this workshop, Catherine Hakala-Ausperk—librarian, speaker, consultant, and author of Build a Great Team: One Year to Success—will show you how to get started. You’ll learn how to support and develop staff you already have and gain techniques to hire right in the future. Whether you’re a brand new supervisor or a long-time leader looking for a refresher, this workshop will help you enhance your management skills and provide you with valuable tips on how to be a great boss of a great team.
Patron-Driven Programming: Creating a Culture of Participatory Learning in Libraries
A two-part workshop, each session lasts 90-minutes on Wednesdays, October 23 and 30, 2019, starting at 1:30 Central both sessions.
Participatory learning in libraries involves making experiences more meaningful for patrons, allowing them, as users, to oversee their own learning. These types of experiences provide the opportunity for patron connections that strengthen the community.
In this two-part workshop, participants will learn strategies to define, design, and facilitate participatory experiences and programs by leveraging trends to inspire their communities and welcome shared ownership of library experiences. You’ll learn how to scale programs and spaces for your patrons, no matter your library’s size or budget, to encourage participation by your community.
Closing Time: Efficient and Effective End of Day Processes Workshop
A 90-minute workshop, Thursday, October 31, 2019, 1:30 Central.
It’s hard for some people to say “good-bye.” But at the end of our workday, we must efficiently, effectively, and with as much patience and grace as possible, move library users out of the building and secure it. This 90-minute, highly-interactive workshop explores basic practices followed in closing and securing libraries at the end of the day; techniques used to overcome the challenge of saying “good-bye” to those who just aren’t quite ready to go; and innovative ways to turn closing time into an event rather than a chore. Session participants will be encouraged to discuss ways they have overcome closing-time challenges and methods they have used to encourage patrons to leave on a high note rather than in frustration.