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08-17-2018 

2018 Library Leadership Skills Development Institute
A full day conference for librarians at all stages of their careers from "newbies" to CEO's
University of Hartford, Harry Jack Gray Center
200 Bloomfield Ave.
West Hartford, CT 06117
http://www.hartford.edu

 

Don't miss this full day opportunity for librarians at all stages of their careers from “newbie” to CEO to sharpen their communication and leadership skills. This year's theme is Sorry, Are You Talking to Me? Overcoming Barriers to Communication.Breakout sessions will cover topics such as developing an “anti-fragile” annual review process, tips on how to both give and receive criticism, and much more.  Please see the attached flyer for full details.

Our keynote speaker this year is current ALA President Loida Garcia-Febo, who has served the library profession both domestically and internationally. Her organization, Information New Wave, is a non-profit that seeks to bring access to information to underserved populations.  She has also served as an elementary school librarian in Puerto Rico, librarian at the University of Puerto Rico, Library Services for Persons with Disabilities’ Assistive Technology Information Center, Chief of the SBPI, and Manager at the Queens Library.  Loida is the recipient of numerous awards including the 2015 REFORMA Elizabeth Martinez Lifetime Achievement Award; was named a Notable Member on ALA’s International Relations Round Table; received the Elizabeth Futus Catalyst for Change Award in 2010 and was named a Library Journal Mover & Shaker Freedom Fighter in 2007. An ALA/IFLA Fellowship was awarded to her for the 2004 IFLA Congress where she co-established the IFLA New Professionals.

Sponsored by CLA's Career Development Committee. Contact Richard Conroy (rconroy@essexlib.org) for more information. Laura Horn, co-chair.

Agenda:

9:00 - 9:30      Registration and coffee

9:30 - 9:45      Welcome from CLA President Kate Byroade and Dr. H. Frederick Sweitzer, University of Hartford Provost

9:45 - 11:00     Keynote Address, Loida Garcia-Febo 11:00 - 11:15   Break

11:15 - 12:00   Morning Breakout Sessions 

12:00 - 1:00     Lunch

1:00 – 3:00      Afternoon Breakout Sessions

3:00 – 3:15      Closing Remarks and Presentation of Certificates

3:15 – 4:00      Dessert Reception.  Please stay for this networking event. Résumé and cover letter reviews will be available, as well as opportunities to connect with a potential mentor. You will also be entered into a raffle for a door prize - but you must be present to win

The Connecticut Library Association seeks to provide reasonable accommodations by request for physical access, communications, or other needs to ensure that services, activities, and programs are available to individuals with disabilities. If you have a request for accommodation, please submit information in advance of the conference to Richard Conroy at rconroy@essexlib.org. Include a description of the accommodations are you requesting, and describe any equipment you are requesting to be provided.  

 

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