LLAMA Webinar Helps Managers Decide What Really Matters

One of the most difficult challenges for library managers and leaders is trying to make their libraries be everything to everyone. How do you start adding new initiatives without letting go of any of the old ones? The simple answer is you can’t. New initiatives cannot always be added to the plate without seriously considering what you can stop doing because it is no longer relevant. The Library Leadership and Management Association (LLAMA) will present “Uncommit: How Do We Stop So We Can Start Doing What Really Matters,” on Wednesday, November 7, at 1:30-3:00 pm Central Time. This webinar will look how to assess the value and strategic impact of your library’s activities, and will present a model for deciding what to stop doing.

Participants will learn:

  • Methods for establishing the value of current efforts
  • How to communicate clearly and with confidence about the reasons to stop doing things in your library
  • How to frame the change management of ‘uncommitting’ using the ‘complex change model.’

This webinar addresses several of LLAMA’s Foundational Leadership Competencies including: change management, evidence-based decision making, and critical thinking.

Who Should Attend: Library managers and leaders who are looking at how to add new programs and services without increasing staff and are finding it hard to let go of existing services.

Our presenters:

Cheryl Gould, Principal, Learning Facilitator, Fully Engaged Libraries, Petaluma, California, is a learning facilitator and training consultant who believes in the transformative role libraries can play in their communities. Cheryl’s professional role is to help libraries with the culture shift required to move from an institution that provides access to resources to one that promotes conversation, learning and engagement at all levels. Cheryl’s ability to connect people and ideas, to facilitate conversation and to enhance learning has been demonstrated through 23 years of working with libraries in thousands of hours of consulting, mentoring and training. Her work is a synergy of her background in anthropology, her passion for learning crossed with current developments in neuroscience and her involvement with applied improvisation to create cultures of “Yes, And”. http://fullyengagedlibraries.com/

Sam McBane Mulford, strategist at Ideation Collaborative has consulted with libraries as well as other public and not for profit agencies for over twenty years. Her design career has been focused in strategic initiatives, process design and facilitation, and creating environments that empower organizations to achieve their vision and goals.

Sam brings inquisitiveness and a risk-embracing attitude to work and life – and her mom swears her first word was “Why?” Once answers reveal themselves, she’s committed to helping libraries develop strategic perspective through dialogue around “What if, What then, How might we?”

Registration: LLAMA member $49; Non-LLAMA member $59; LLAMA group rate (5 or more people at one site) $199; Non-LLAMA group rate (5 or more people at one site) $239; Student: $29

Register online: http://tinyurl.com/3zhtecm

Register with a purchase order or by mail: registration form (PDF, 1 pg.).

Can’t attend the live event? No problem! If you register, you will automatically receive a link to the recorded version for later viewing

Tech Requirements: This webinar uses GoToWebinar software, which may require a small download.

For questions about this webinar or other LLAMA programs, contact: Fred Reuland. freuland@ala.org

About the Library Leadership and Management Association

The Library Leadership and Management Association (www.ala.org/llama) advances outstanding leadership and management practices in library and information services by encouraging and nurturing individual excellence in current and aspiring library leaders. LLAMA is a division of the American Library Association.


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