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Event New Leaders Discussion Group

by ALAConnect Helpdesk (staff) on Fri, Jun 15, 2012 at 01:07 am

Timezone:
US/Pacific (-7)

Anaheim Convention Center 205B
Sunday, June 24, 10:30am – 12:00 pm.

Join us for a fun discussion and meet some new friends! This program is open to everyone.

"Moving up the Ladder"
It's always a catch-22 situation when libraries send out job ads requiring prior supervisory experience for leadership/management/supervisory positions. How do candidates get supervisory experience without first obtaining jobs that provide that experience?

Timezone:
US/Pacific (-7)

Anaheim Convention Center 205B
Sunday, June 24, 10:30am – 12:00 pm.

Join us for a fun discussion and meet some new friends! This program is open to everyone.

"Moving up the Ladder"
It's always a catch-22 situation when libraries send out job ads requiring prior supervisory experience for leadership/management/supervisory positions. How do candidates get supervisory experience without first obtaining jobs that provide that experience?

Three Discussion Starters who have found a way around this obstacle will share their experience, advice and practical tips. Each "discussion starter" will have 8-12mins to share their experience, helpful tips/advice, and provide potential topics for discussion. There will be about 30 mins of "presentation" and 60 mins of roundtable discussions, where the Discussion Starters will join different tables to speak with the attendees, facilitate discussions, answer questions, etc. Attendees are encouraged to share their experience, ask questions, get to know each and make some new friends.

Discussion Starters:
1. Kayte Korwitts graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign's Library Information Science program (GSLIS) in 2009, where she served as the President of the SLA Student Group Association. Kayte was the sole campus Librarian for The International Academy of Design and Technology (IADT) for two years before getting promoted to her current position of Regional Director of Library Services. In addition to her 'home' campus of IADT in Chicago, she oversees the Learning Resource Centers at four other campus locations: Detroit, Nashville, Orlando and Tampa.

2. Joel A. Nichols manages (and drives) the Free Library Techmobile, a twenty-five foot long library outreach vehicle equipped with mobile broadband, laptops and tablets, for the Free Library of Philadelphia.He has also worked as a Children’s Librarian at Parkway Central and at the Lillian Marrero Branch. He was recently elected to a term on the GLBT-RT Executive Board, which begins in June. He has an MSLIS from Drexel, an MA in Creative Writing from Temple University and a BA in German from Wesleyan University, and won a Fulbright to Berlin in 2002. Nichols is also under contract with Libraries Unlimited to write a library iPad programming guide, which will appear in 2013.

3. Miriam Rigby has been working as a Social Sciences Librarian at the University of Oregon for about 3.5 years. She started taking on leadership roles during her MLIS (2006-2008), serving as secretary of the student ALA chapter and coordinating events. Since becoming a Social Sciences Librarian, she's been volunteering on university and library organization committees, and is now chairing a variety of committees and taking on responsibilities usually assigned to “senior librarians.” Nonetheless, her cats still let her know who's boss.

Miriam will be talking about the progression of her leadership roles and how to start
taking on responsibilities and work your way up in organizations. Particular interests of hers are librarians' self-esteem and their ability to self-promote their accomplishments so as to advance quickly in the field, as well as how to not get bogged down in committee work that is unrelated to your goals. So she's happy to talk about how to promote one’s accomplishments so that you look like a great candidate, even if you don't have years of experience in librarianship, as well as how to say no to work occasionally.

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Discussion New Leaders Discussion Group at 2012 ALA Annual - Moving up the Ladder

by Leo Lo on Wed, Jun 13, 2012 at 03:39 pm

LLAMA/NMRT New Leaders Discussion Group Meeting (http://ala12.scheduler.ala.org/node/1018)
Anaheim Convention Center 205B
Sunday, June 24,  10:30am – 12:00 pm.

Join us for a fun discussion and meet some new friends! This program to open to everyone.  

LLAMA/NMRT New Leaders Discussion Group Meeting (http://ala12.scheduler.ala.org/node/1018)
Anaheim Convention Center 205B
Sunday, June 24,  10:30am – 12:00 pm.

Join us for a fun discussion and meet some new friends! This program to open to everyone.  

Moving up the Ladder
It's always a catch-22 situation when libraries send out job ads requiring prior supervisory experience for leadership/management/supervisory positions. How do candidates get supervisory experience without first obtaining jobs that provide that experience?

Three Discussion Starters who have found a way around this obstacle will share their experience, advice and practical tips.

Format:
This is an informal group discussion meeting. The "Discussion Starters" will have 8-12mins to share their experience, helpful tips/advice, and provide potential topics for discussion. There will be about 30mins of "presentation". The remaining hour will be roundtable discussions, where the Discussion Starters will join different tables to speak with the attendees, facilitate discussions, answer questions, etc. Attendees are encouraged to share their experience, ask questions, get to know each and make some new friends.

Discussion Starters:
1.  Kayte Korwitts
graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign's Library Information Science program (GSLIS) in 2009, where she served as the President of the SLA Student Group Association. Kayte was the sole campus Librarian for The International Academy of Design and Technology (IADT) for two years before getting promoted to her current position of Regional Director of Library Services. In addition to her 'home' campus of IADT in Chicago, she oversees the Learning Resource Centers at four other campus locations: Detroit, Nashville, Orlando and Tampa.

2. Joel A. Nichols
manages (and drives) the Free Library Techmobile, a twenty-five foot long library outreach vehicle equipped with mobile broadband, laptops and tablets, for the Free Library of Philadelphia.He has also worked as a Children’s Librarian at Parkway Central and at the Lillian Marrero Branch. He was recently elected to a term on the GLBT-RT Executive Board, which begins in June. He has an MSLIS from Drexel, an MA in Creative Writing from Temple University and a BA in German from Wesleyan University, and won a Fulbright to Berlin in 2002. Nichols is also under contract with Libraries Unlimited to write a library iPad programming guide, which will appear in 2013.

3. Miriam Rigby has been working as a Social Sciences Librarian at the University of Oregon for about 3.5 years. She started taking on leadership roles during her MLIS (2006-2008), serving as secretary of the student ALA chapter and coordinating events. Since becoming a Social Sciences Librarian, she's been volunteering on university and library organization committees, and is now chairing a variety of committees and taking on responsibilities usually assigned to “senior librarians.” Nonetheless, her cats still let her know who's boss.

Miriam will be talking about the progression of her leadership roles and how to start taking on responsibilities and work your way up in organizations. Particular interests of hers are librarians' self-esteem and their ability to self-promote their accomplishments so as to advance quickly in the field, as well as how to not get bogged down in committee work that is unrelated to your goals. So she's happy to talk about how to promote one’s accomplishments so that you look like a great candidate, even if you don't have years of experience in librarianship, as well as how to say no to work occasionally.

This program is sponsored by the LLAMA/NMRT Joint Committee on Collaboration.

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Event New Leaders Discussion Group (NMRT / LLAMA)

by ALAConnect Helpdesk (staff) on Thu, Jan 12, 2012 at 01:07 am

How can professional organization involvement enhance your day-to-day job? Join us for a discussion and networking with LLAMA and NMRT leaders, new librarians, new members of LLAMA and/or NMRT, librarians making career shifts, and anyone interested in developing leadership skills.

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Discussion 2012 Midwinter New Leaders Discussion Group Topics and Session Agenda

by Leo Lo on Wed, Dec 28, 2011 at 10:46 am

How can professional organization involvement enhance your day-to-day job? Join us for a discussion and networking with LLAMA and NMRT leaders, new librarians, new members of LLAMA and/or NMRT, librarians making career shifts, and anyone interested in developing leadership skills. 

Our three Discussion Starters will be:

How can professional organization involvement enhance your day-to-day job? Join us for a discussion and networking with LLAMA and NMRT leaders, new librarians, new members of LLAMA and/or NMRT, librarians making career shifts, and anyone interested in developing leadership skills. 

Our three Discussion Starters will be:

  • The Perks of Being a Joiner:  How to make the most of your professional involvement, Jessica Pryde (Archbishop Carroll High School, Washington, DC)
  • Why Current Library Science Students Need to be Involved in Professional Organizations, Julia Wright (University of North Texas)
  • "We Could Do That!" - Bringing Your Conference Ideas Home, Andrea Mullarkey (Berkeley Public Library, NMRT Governance Chair)

Session Agenda:

  1. Discussion Session Welcome, overview, and introductions - Linda Crook, 5-10 min: 10:30-10:40am
  2. Discussion Starters - Jessica Pryde, Andrea Mullarkey, and Julia Wright, 5-8 min each: 10:40-11:00am
  3. 3 Discussion Sessions - 3 tables each with a presenter, a rep from NMRT, and a rep from LLAMA, 10 min each: 11-11:30am
  4. Giveaways and Thanks to presenters, 10 min: 11:30-11:40am
  5. Networking and Continuing Discussions: 11:40am-12:00pm

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Discussion Continuing: A Conversation about Leadership (from Library Leadership & Management 25:4)

by Linda Crook on Thu, Nov 10, 2011 at 04:58 pm

NMRT President Linda Crook and her neighbor/supervisor/LL&M Associate Editor Beth Blakesley interviewed each other about leadership in the latest issue of Library Leadership & Management at: http://journals.tdl.org/llm/article/view/5947/5573

How would you answer their questions?

Q: What makes someone a leader?

Q: What makes someone a good leader?

Q: How do you know if you’re a leader? How do you know if you’re a good leader?

NMRT President Linda Crook and her neighbor/supervisor/LL&M Associate Editor Beth Blakesley interviewed each other about leadership in the latest issue of Library Leadership & Management at: http://journals.tdl.org/llm/article/view/5947/5573

How would you answer their questions?

Q: What makes someone a leader?

Q: What makes someone a good leader?

Q: How do you know if you’re a leader? How do you know if you’re a good leader?

Q: If you’re not a leader, can you become one? How?

Q: How do you nurture leadership skills?

Q: Do you ever wish you weren’t a leader? Is it possible to stop being a leader?

Q: How (much) should a leader delegate? What do you do if you delegate a task and it’s a disaster?

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Discussion Call for Discussion Starters - 2012 Midwinter Conference

by Leo Lo on Tue, Oct 18, 2011 at 10:28 am

LLAMA/NMRT New Leaders Discussion Group invites the submission of proposals for “Discussion Starters” at its meeting at the 2012 ALA Midwinter Conference in Dallas, TX. A Discussion Starter is a short and informal presentation that aims to provide a starting point for lively conversations.

LLAMA/NMRT New Leaders Discussion Group invites the submission of proposals for “Discussion Starters” at its meeting at the 2012 ALA Midwinter Conference in Dallas, TX. A Discussion Starter is a short and informal presentation that aims to provide a starting point for lively conversations.

We look for enthusiastic Discussion Starters to share their experience (it could either be a positive experience or a lesson learned), helpful tips, and advice on the topics. A panel discussion format will be used for this part of the program. Each Discussion Starter will have 8 minutes to present their topic. We will then break into small groups (joined by Discussion Starters) for in-depth discussions of the topics and ideas raised. Dual-facilitators (one LLAMA member and one NMRT member) will facilitate discussions at each table.

At this year’s Midwinter conference, we are interested in topics focusing on “how professional organization involvement and/or leadership can enhance one's day-today job”. We seek proposals for discussion starters that address this topic from a variety of angles, including (but not limited to):

  • how to get your organization to recognize that your involvement is worth the membership fees/time spent attending local or national conferences;
  • how librarians might translate experience on a committee to become a more innovative & effective employee;
  • what transferable skills can be gained in professional organization involvement, and  specific ways to apply them to the workplace;
  • how to make the most of your professional involvement;
  • how to get the most out of the conference;

Proposals are due by Nov 20, 2011. Notification of acceptance will be made by Dec 20. Please include the following information in your proposal:
1. Your name, title, institutional affiliation (or LIS program), mailing address, phone number, and email address.
2. The title and a 150 word (max) description of your discussion starter. The description should clearly identify the topic, your personal experience with this topic, and how it will generate interesting discussions among new and experienced librarians.

Keep in mind that there will be no use of technology for these presentations as they are meant to be informal in nature. Any information (notes, further reading, etc.) discussion starters would like to share can be posted to our ALA Connect community,http://connect.ala.org/node/150557.

The LLAMA/NMRT New Leaders Discussion Group is scheduled to meet on Sunday, January 22, from 10:30am-12pm.

Please submit proposal by email to Linda Crook (LLAMA/NMRT NLDG convener) at lcrook@wsu.edu by Nov 20, 2011.

 

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Discussion LLAMA Human Resources Section Presents a Free Webinar on How to Find a Job

by Leo Lo on Thu, Sep 15, 2011 at 02:18 pm

You have your MLS degree—but what’s next? Applying for and interviewing for a job can be fraught with anxiety and frustrations. But you can put yourself ahead of the herd with the right information. The Library Leadership and Management Association’s Human Resources Section (LLAMA-HRS) will present “Job Hunting for Today’s Libraries in Today’s Job Market,” Wednesday, October 19, 1:30 pm -3:00 pm CST. This free webinar is intended for library students or recent MLS graduates about to enter the workforce or start a job search.

You have your MLS degree—but what’s next? Applying for and interviewing for a job can be fraught with anxiety and frustrations. But you can put yourself ahead of the herd with the right information. The Library Leadership and Management Association’s Human Resources Section (LLAMA-HRS) will present “Job Hunting for Today’s Libraries in Today’s Job Market,” Wednesday, October 19, 1:30 pm -3:00 pm CST. This free webinar is intended for library students or recent MLS graduates about to enter the workforce or start a job search.

Participants will: increase their confidence and raise their success rate; gain a comprehensive understanding of how libraries conduct searches and make hiring decisions; and learn what libraries are looking for through practical tips and insight from a seasoned recruiter.

Speaker: Brian Keith is Assistant Dean for Human and Financial Resources at the George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida. He will share his insight and advice from years of experience recruiting librarians.

Register online at: https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/404003538

Space is limited.

 

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Discussion LLAMA/NMRT NLDG presenter publishes article in LL&M (LLAMA's official journal)

by Leo Lo on Fri, Aug 12, 2011 at 02:19 pm

Megan Hodge, one of the presenters at the 2011 ALA Annual Conference LLAMA/NMRT New Leaders Discussion Group, has adapted her presentation, “How to Be a Library Leader Even If You’re in School or Underemployed” into an article. The article is published in a new column, titled New Perspectives on Leadership, of the newest issue of Library Leadership & Management (LL&M) (volume 25, no. 3, 2011). 

Megan Hodge is Assistant Branch Manager for Chesterfield County Public Libraries in Virginia.

The LLAMA/NMRT New Leaders Discussion Group (NLDG) is an exciting joint venture between LLAMA and NMRT. This Discussion Group is open to everyone and is designed to provide opportunities for discussion and networking among:

  • new librarians, 
  • new members of LLAMA and/or NMRT, 
  • experienced librarians who are interested in gaining fresh perspectives from newer colleagues, 
  • librarians who are making career shifts, 
  • anyone who is interested in developing leadership skills, and
  • those who are interested in mentoring the next generation of library leaders.

The NLDG meets at both ALA Midwinter and Annual Conferences. It is an informal group, and attendees are encouraged to share their thoughts and experience, offer advice, and network during the program. 

This ALA Connect Community is created to enhance communication between the organizers and people who are interested in the Discussion Group. 

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