What Great Library Leaders Know and Do
A full-day, live, interactive Lead the Change workshop that brings library thought-leaders, directors, and staff together to learn how today’s top libraries are leading change and transforming their communities.
All change starts with a leader taking action and now more than ever, all librarians, regardless of job title, need to see themselves as leaders and change agents. Lead the Change is an interactive workshop that guides attendees through a series of collaborative exercises that will help you harness your ideas, clarify your goals, and create a personal leadership plan.
Produce your own action plan for success
As a participant, you will receive an action planner, and work both individually and in groups during reflection and discussion periods to build a framework for innovation and change. Throughout the day, David Bendekovic, program developer and lead instructor at the Pennsylvania Library Association Academy for Leadership Studies, and his co-facilitators, including recent LJ Librarians of the Year and Movers and Shakers, provide insights, best practices and leadership tools that will help you tap into personal leadership qualities to transform your career, your library and your community, no matter what your stage of career.
Participants will also get access to The Commons, an online alumni community where librarians can share resources, make connections, and crowdsource solutions to their challenges.
|The Lead the Change agenda and takeaways will guide attendees in harnessing their ideas, their innovativeness, and their ability to lead. Attendees will receive a Personal Action Planner and will be led through a series of exercises to help bridge key thoughts and concepts to individual leadership. All will walk away with a personal action plan for success.|
|10:00-12:30 PM||MORNING SESSIONS
It All Starts With Leadership
Enhance personal leadership skills, while examining today’s leadership best practices in depth.
You Don’t Need a Title To Be a Leader
Know The Library’s Purpose
|1:30-4:00 PM||AFTERNOON SESSIONS
Develop A Plan Of Action
Develop the framework for your library’s future growth and development.
Focus On The Library’s ROI: Results, Outcomes, Impact
Position The Library In The Mind Of The Community