Presented on October 7, 2014 with Felton Thomas, Jr. and Dr. Rachel Rubin.
Public libraries have unique potential to create opportunities for those they serve: opportunities for growth, learning, and literacy; community and civic engagement; exposure to the joy of discovery and to the challenge of new ideas. We live in an era when equitable access to these opportunities is shrinking and threats to public libraries are growing. This is our call to arms. Now is the time for a library leadership revolution.
Before libraries can successfully combat these challenges, they first need to be healthy organizations. The long-term success of libraries has to start from within. This workshop will introduce library employees to the leadership skills they need to fortify themselves, each other, and the cultures of their organizations. From developing leadership self-awareness to navigating constant change to creating an environment in which employees are encouraged to support each other, the focus of this program will be on developing strong employees and strong organizations. Participants will leave better prepared to take on the challenges facing the modern public library and to help start the library leadership revolution.
Recording (available until 12/30/14)
Notes & Sticky Notes - I took photos of each of the flip chart pages and the I Will statements and posted them in Flickr.
Photo is of the I Will statements from participants. If you want to know what "Eat that Frog" means, check out this book.