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Library Leadership

Creatively Productive: Tackle Time Wasters and Clear Clutter for Success with Lisa Johnson

Lisa Johnson – Author of Creatively Productive

Have you ever thought to yourself that if you were only more organized you could be more productive? On today’s show Lisa Johnson an information professional in the school setting provides for us ideas from her book, Creatively Productive, to help tackle time wasters and clear clutter for success.

She shares the importance of having passion and purpose while using the best tools for calming the chaos – both for ourselves and for the information seekers in our organizations. Making sense of it all will be easy after you listen to this show. More information can be found on her blog.

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Data Driven Library Leadership

How to Express Our Worth: Solving the Value Dilemma with Constance Ard

Constance Ard

How do we, as librarians, communicate the value of our services? On this show we hear from Constance Ard, the Answer Maven, now utilizing her MSLIS and 20+ years of experience as the Research Services Resource Manager with an international law practice.

As we listen to Constance, we no longer have to be intimidated by expressing our value, nor will our message be lost in a changing world.

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Library Leadership

Assembling Superhero Library Teams with Kevin King

Kevin King

Assembling library teams can be challenging. It can also be a lot of fun, especially if you listen to Kevin King, Head of Branch and Circulation Services at the Kalamazoo (MI) Public Library. Kevin has a unique way to think about bringing together the right heroes for teams and capitalizing on their superpowers. He shares with us the important archetypes of teams and how to integrate those for great results in superhero style. Need a Hulk on your team? How about a Batman? Find out if you do on this super episode.

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Library Leadership

Who is your hero?

Adriane Herrick Juarez – Host of the Library Leadership Podcast

A special message of thanks and an invite to share your library heroes with the Library Leadership Podcast! Contact us here: Link

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Entrepreneurship Library Leadership

Assisting Entrepreneurs: Libraries as Launchpads with Eli Guinnee

Eli Guinnee

National Entrepreneurship Week is February, 16-23, 2019. In this special episode of Library Leadership Podcast we explore ideas on how your library can support the local economy by assisting entrepreneurs.

The New Mexico State Library is leading the way in assisting entrepreneurs. They received a grant for $50,000 from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) in implementing a creative economy initiative called, “Libraries as Launchpads.”

Want to find out how you can develop services and resources that create entrepreneurial success for individuals and your local economy? Tune in as Eli Guinnee, the State Librarian of New Mexico, shares the importance of libraries being involved in supporting start-ups and creative business ideas.

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Library Leadership

Pushing a Boulder Uphill: Leading Organizational Change with Phill Johnson and Jessica Hayes

Jessica Hayes and Phill Johnson

Have you ever felt leading organizational change is like the mythical story of Sisyphus, pushing a boulder uphill, only to have it roll down again? If so, you will want to tune into this show as we gain insights that help us lead organizational change, strengthen our skills for this challenge, and engage in techniques that increase success.

Phill Johnson, Dean of the Auburn University at Montgomery Library, and Jessica Hayes, the organization’s Head of Public Services, share their experiences in this area. Tune in to learn that pushing a boulder uphill really can get easier. 

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Library Leadership

Video Strategies for Libraries

David Lee King

Leadership in libraries means getting the word out about what we do. On this show we talk with David Lee King, Digital Services Director at Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library, about how videos can be a useful way to do that. He teaches us how making library videos can be easy with simple steps to create visual marketing.

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Library Leadership

Renew Yourself: A Six-Step Plan for More Meaningful Work with Catherine Hakala-Ausperk

Author Cathy Hakala-Ausperk

Why is it important to renew ourselves and find meaning in the workplace as we provide library services? Today’s guest Cathy Hakala-Ausperk  – librarian , speaker, trainer, and author – helps us answer that important question with information from her book, Renew Yourself: A Six-Step Plan for More Meaningful Work. It is important to stay engaged in our own development so that we may offer the best library services possible, creating meaning for ourselves and the communities we serve.

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Library Leadership

How to Improve Your Library’s Fundraising with Peter Pearson

Peter Pearson

Have you ever wondered how your library can tap into private funding to better accomplish your mission? On today’s show you will learn what programs and services are most appropriate for these kinds of efforts, who you can turn to to do your fundraising and how, which activities are easiest to start with, and even gain insight into the big question, “Should our library have a gala?”

Today we talk with Peter Pearson an active consultant in the area of library fundraising and Board development with 25 years of experience as President of the Friends of the Saint Paul Public Library in Minnesota. His deep knowledge provides all of us valuable insights. Enjoy the show!

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Library Leadership

Loida Garcia-Febo: American Library Association President, 2018-2019

Loida Garcia-Febo

Loida Garcia-Febo is the 2018-2019 American Library Association President. She is an inspiring figure sharing the important message that Libraries = Strong Communities. 

In this interview you will hear her talk about her experiences travelling to libraries across the country to see the many inspirations out in the field, along with the challenges in libraries with which ALA can help. She shares an important vision for diversity and inclusion, and talks about what ignites her soul on fire while offering advice for each of us to develop our own passions in libraries. You will leave with outstanding resources and insights about ways to serve with love, another message she is sharing during her term. Enjoy today’s show!

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