Professionalism & Leadership at Every Level

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Professionalism & Leadership at Every Level

Implicit Bias and Librarianship

Implicit bias (defined below) is a topic that has been discussed extensively in both scholarship and in the media in recent years, especially in the context of law enforcement and the criminal justice system. But the notion of implicit bias has implications that are applicable to all professions and in all aspects of our lives, and is quite relevant to law libraries (of all types) given that we are a service-oriented ...more »

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Building relarionships through liistenting - Using Improv

Building on Alan Alda's new well received new book If I Understood You, Would I Have This Look on My Face?: My Adventures in the Art and Science of Relating and Communicating , this session will use techniques from improve theater instruct members on better methods for communicating complex information with clarity. Alda would be great if we could afford him, but I am sure we can get a drama coach or public speaking ...more »

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Do You Know a Person with Autism? There’s Another Library User!

The Centers for Disease Control and Preventions (CDC) estimates that Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) affects 1 in 68 US children. It affects males 5 times more than females; 1 in 42 boys and 1 in 189 girls. The overall rate in Maryland is 1 in 55 children, 1 in 34 boys, and 1 in 161 girls. A person with autism already might be your co-worker, your library patron and could even be you! Learn and explore what it might ...more »

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Transitions as Part of Professional Life

Transitions are a part of everyday life. Each day, we as professionals are in transition. We can no longer look at transition as the narrow time between jobs. We have to look as transitions more holistically and integrate them into our professional lives. A program of this sort would consist of a panel to talk about 1) transitions as part of every day life 2) the process by which a professional transitioned from one ...more »

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In the year two-thousand, uh, I mean, in the year 2040!

What will libraries look like in the year 2040? What are your predictions? How will we get there? This will be an opportunity for everyone to make their predictions on what this profession will look like in 23 years. Will libraries exist? Will books exist? Will humans exist? A fun thought experiment on the potential futures of our profession. A time capsule (virtual?) will be created and in the year 2040 we'll ...more »

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Keeping it current: Relating to & leading new(er) librarians

Librarians with many years of experience managing libraries often express a desire to stay connected to new librarians and learn how to cultivate their new and innovative ideas. At annual meetings, it is overheard that library managers and experienced librarians feel very disconnected from new(er) librarians. In fact, library directors and managers often do not know what new(er) librarians expect from them especially ...more »

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The Generational Divide: Building a Bridge and Getting Over it

People are living longer and prolonging retirement due to a multitude of reasons. What results is a very age diverse library! The mix of different viewpoints and knowledge can be used as a significant positive for tackling challenges in the library but with varied generations represented in most workplaces today, the possibilities for clashes are boundless. This is not necessarily an issue of age but one of differing ...more »

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Public Speaking and Storytelling Basics

This hands on and interactive session will teach attendees the basics of voice and speech, fundamentals of breath work, and pace utilizing improve, acting exercises and instruction. Storytelling techniques will also be shared and instruction will be provided on how to use storytelling effectively as a leader.

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Leadership Among the Challenges

It is logical to suppose that leaders in law librarianship and the larger legal information profession always had the internal ambition and support from key figures in order to become leaders. What if one has potential, but isn’t innately comfortable with leading? What if one wants to be a leader, but doesn’t have the backing from his or her supervisor and/or institution? This program will explore how to address and ...more »

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