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LILRC Continuing Education Brochure July-December 2011 Now Available

The July-December 2011 LILRC sponsored continuing education programs are now available in an electronic version of the brochure here (in PDF format).  Please look for the printed version, which will be mailed very soon.

Guest speakers include:

  • Nicole Engard, Director of Open Source Education at ByWater Solutions
  • Cindy Stark, Associate Librarian, New York State Library.  Cindy Stark has worked at the New York State Library for over 20 years. She is currently the associate librarian in charge of interlibrary loan, document delivery, and acquisitions. The State Library uses ILLiad software to process interlibrary loan requests and belongs to IDS, a resource-sharing cooperative within New York State.
  • Lisa Carlucci Thomas, Digital Services Librarian, Southern Connecticut State University. Lisa Carlucci Thomas is an experienced manager and librarian known for her leadership and innovation in academic libraries and for her research on mobile devices & ebooks. Lisa is Digital Services Librarian at Southern Connecticut State University, where she is responsible for exploring, developing, and coordinating library technologies, systems, and digital initiatives. Lisa previously worked at the Yale University Library in the areas of digital collections, e-resource management, archives, reference, and access services. Lisa was named a 2010 Library Journal Mover & Shaker and was recognized by the American Library Association as a 2009 Emerging Leader.
  • Blake Carver, Owner, LISHost.org

Be sure to visit the LILRC Continuing Education Calendar online at http://lilrc.org/calendars/cont_edcalendar.php for additional information on upcoming workshops.

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Critical Strategies for Implementing and Managing Organizational Change–March 28th

Libraries are all too familiar with the critical importance of undergoing fundamental change, including effectively responding to rapidly evolving technologies, greater external competition, fiscal instability, and/or shifting functional needs among library patrons. In order to react strategically and proactively to these developments, libraries must be agile, flexible, and adaptable.

Join LILRC on Monday, March 28, 2011 from 9:30AM-3:30PM at the Brentwood Public Library for a day-long workshop which provides a framework for facilitating, enabling, and sustaining organizational change.  In addition to an introduction to organizational change theory, an applied approach to understanding and managing change will be taken. Participants will work in large and small groups with the end goal of designing an action plan for implementing a change scenario.

Emphasis will be placed on:

  • Examining one’s own reaction to change
  • Cultivating an awareness of others reactions to change through a study of the various behavioral stages that people experience in light of organizational change
  • Identifying key stakeholders and change agents within one’s organization
  • Developing effective tools, including the necessary communication skills to enable staff to understand, accept, and embrace change
  • Designing a metric for charting the progress of change

http://vivo.cornell.edu/individual/vivo/individual22044PRESENTED BY:

Deb Schmidle
Director
Research and Learning Services Olin/Uris Libraries, Cornell University

CLICK HERE FOR REGISTRATION FORM*

*Registration fee includes morning coffee and lunch


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LILRC Continuing Education Brochure January-June 2011 Now Available

The January-June 2011 LILRC sponsored continuing education programs are now available in an electronic version of the brochure here (in PDF format).  Please look for the printed version, which will be mailed very soon.

Guest speakers include:

  • Arlene Bielefield, Chairperson, Department of Information and Library Science, Southern Connecticut State University.  A member of the Committee on Legislation (COL) of the American Library Association, she chairs the COL Subcommittee on Intellectual Property. She is also the author, with Lawrence Cheeseman, of a number of books for Neal-Schuman including two on copyright and is presently finishing the manuscript on a new edition of a copyright book.
  • Joe Murphy, Science Librarian, Coordinator of Instruction & Technology, Yale University
  • John LeMasney, Manager of Technology Training, Rider University.  He is also Chair of the Ewing Township Website Committee, a mentor for the Team 2016 Ewing Robotics Team, a graduate student in Rider University’s Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership Program, and a devoted advocate of Open Source Software. John is a father, husband, artist, designer, poet, writer, technologist, manager, consultant and open source evangelist, living and working in New Jersey and beyond.
  • Deb Schmidle, Director, Research and Learning Services Olin/Uris Libraries, Cornell University

Be sure to visit the LILRC Continuing Education Calendar online at http://lilrc.org/calendars/cont_edcalendar.php for additional information on upcoming workshops.

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LILRC to Sponsor “Build Your Executive Team—Success for Libraries of All Sizes”

Build Your Executive Team—Success for Libraries of All Sizes
LLAMA Webinar
Date: November 30, 2010                                                  REGISTER NOW
Time: 3:00 p.m.-4:30 p.m.
Location: Plainview-Old Bethpage Public Library

Many people will define your success by your ability to build a team that extends leadership beyond your fingertips. How can you be sure the team is not sabotaging your best efforts?

Participants will be able to:

  • Create a collegial and productive executive team that supports employee success
  • Oversee and evaluate the team’s execution of the library’s strategic plan
  • Find, recruit and grow executive talent, inside and outside the library

About the Series: This is one of four interactive webinars from the Library Leadership and Management Association (LLAMA) of ALA series: Webinars for New Library Directors and Deans designed to meet the needs of new library leaders at the dean, director, department head or branch manager level. It will feature library consultant Pat Wagner of Pattern Research, Inc. More details at: http://bit.ly/caUrsc.

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LILRC to Sponsor "Build Your Executive Team—Success for Libraries of All Sizes"

Build Your Executive Team—Success for Libraries of All Sizes
LLAMA Webinar
Date: November 30, 2010                                                  REGISTER NOW
Time: 3:00 p.m.-4:30 p.m.
Location: Plainview-Old Bethpage Public Library

Many people will define your success by your ability to build a team that extends leadership beyond your fingertips. How can you be sure the team is not sabotaging your best efforts?

Participants will be able to:

  • Create a collegial and productive executive team that supports employee success
  • Oversee and evaluate the team’s execution of the library’s strategic plan
  • Find, recruit and grow executive talent, inside and outside the library

About the Series: This is one of four interactive webinars from the Library Leadership and Management Association (LLAMA) of ALA series: Webinars for New Library Directors and Deans designed to meet the needs of new library leaders at the dean, director, department head or branch manager level. It will feature library consultant Pat Wagner of Pattern Research, Inc. More details at: http://bit.ly/caUrsc.

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Beyond Merely Surviving: How Libraries Remain Relevant in Changing Times

On May 29, Dr. Rush Miller, Hillman University Librarian and Director of the University Library System at the University of Pittsburgh, gave a very informative and engaging presentation to a group of library directors and librarians.  He provided helpful advice on what kind of change would be needed to cope with the changing environment and how that change might be accomplished.

He emphasizes that libraries need to make not incremental but fundamental and transformative change in order to survive and thrive.  “Transformative change sets an organization on the road to remaining a vital player in whatever scene lies just beyond the horizon,” he said.  In terms of library services, he mentioned “user-oriented services must be replaced by user-designed services” and libraries should position themselves as knowledge provider.

Dr. Miller also talked about leadership, organizational assessment and development, staff development, collaboration and outreach development.  You can read more about these topics and case studies in the book which Dr. Miller co-authored “Beyond Survival: Managing Academic Libraries in Transition.”

Although he uses the examples of how changes have been managed at a large university library system setting, other types of libraries or smaller sizes of libraries can relate the information to their organization.