How can we increase staff engagement and commitment to positive patron outcomes? Learn about a management model that holds that our employees are our first, and most important, customers.
If everyone understands our organizational brand, mission, and objectives we can improve service and reduce organizational dysfunction. Marketing to staff may seem like a big job. But, it takes everyone to “shoot for the moon”, as you’ll learn on this show.
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. www.techchef4u.com
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.
Have you ever wanted to create a new initiative in your library, but weren’t sure where to start? How can we make our plans fit the needs of our community, get investment, create involvement throughout our organization, and make it all pay off? On this show, we talk with Sari Feldman, Executive Director of Cuyahoga County Public Library.
Under her leadership the system received the highest overall score among America’s largest metropolitan library systems in Library Journal’s Index of Public Library Service for many years running. Sari served as Past President for both the American Library Association and the Public Library Association. She shares the ways in which she started a meaningful initiative for her community called, the Reconnect with Reading Campaign. It’s a successful example we all can use as we kick off initiatives of our own. It will also speak to the readers-heart in each of us. Thank you for tuning in.
Finding our root passion in leadership can be a difficult quest. Seeking an answer to the question “Why do we do what we do?” can lead us in many directions. What motivates each person is unique.
Today’s guest provides a pathway to developing as a passionate leader utilizing the letters in the word P-A-S-S-I-O-N, standing for Purpose, Action, Success, Support, Intention, and Now. Follow along as Andrew Sanderbeck an expert presenter, coach, and consultant for libraries takes us on a journey that helps clarify our passion and give us a direct pathway to personal development.
Change comes at us rapidly from all directions. What innovations do we implement in response to current developments in libraries? On this episode of Library Leadership Podcast we talk with Miguel Figueroa, Director for the Center for the Future of Libraries (www.ala.org/libraryofthefuture), an initiative from the American Library Association. Miguel shares how everyone in libraries can be empowered to think about the future with unique access points and perspectives. He guides us in evaluating innovations, based on the values of the profession to provide forward-thinking services to our communities. From virtual reality to daily resource allocation, this show helps answer your questions about when to act, or not act, and how to prioritize trends.
So You Want to Podcast…
Saturday, January 26
11:00 AM - 11:50 AM
Location: Washington State Convention Center, Exhibit Floor - PopTop Stage.
Are you or your library interested in producing your own podcast? Phil Morehart, American Libraries Senior Editor and host of the magazine's popular Dewey Decibel podcast, leads a panel of librarian podcasters in a conversation about podcasting: Why they started their podcasts; why librarians should (or shouldn't) start one; how to make the case for a podcast; what equipment is needed; what topics to cover in a podcast; and more. Panelists include: Gwen Glazer (The Librarians Is In), Joseph Janes (Documents that Changed the World), and Adriane Juarez (Library Leadership Podcast).
2018 Utah Library Association Conference
What’s Next? How Your Library Can Work Shoulder-to-Shoulder with Your Community
This library pre-conference session explores how using service design thinking can help us work with our communities to discover what's next. Presenters: Adriane Herrick Juarez – Park City Library Director, Samuel Passey – Uintah County Library Director, Carrie Valdes – Grand County Library Director
May 16 8:30am – 11:30am
Commencement Speaker for the Graduation of the
Utah State Regional Master of Library Science ProgramFriday, January 5, 7:00pm
Viridian Event Center
I will be giving a commencement speech for the graduating class of Cohort 12.
Utah Library Association Fall WorkshopSeptember 29, 2017
Park City Library, 1255 Park Avenue, Park City, UT
Panel: Big Issues for Small Libraries - Three experienced directors of small libraries find solutions to challenges and create new ways to deal with issues that small libraries confront every day.
Utah State History Conference
October 10th- 11th, 2017
Rio Grande Depot, 300 S. Rio Grande Street, Salt Lake City, UT
Honoring the Past, Moving Into the Future: The Renovation of the Historic Park City Library that Developed a Dynamic 21st Century Library while Achieving National Historic Register Designation.
Nevada/Mountain Plains Library Association Joint Conference October 16th - 18th, 2017
Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, 50 US-50, Stateline, NV89449
Lightning-round presentation on how The Park City Library recently underwent a $9.6M library renovation that included the creation of a media lab that included a sound booth, green screen, film equipment, and other high tech amenities to foster independent media production in a ‘film-centric’ mountain town that is accessible to everyone, not just movie producers.