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Discussion Greetings from HRS Emerging Trends Discussion Group: ALAMW16

by Aisha Conner-Gaten on Mon, Dec 28, 2015 at 09:29 pm

Greetings from Illinois! My name is Aisha and I am the Chair of the LLAMA HRS Emerging Trends Discussion Group. Now that we have made it through most of the holiday season, it's time to look to ALAMW16!

The Emerging Trends Discussion Group is a great opportunity for librarians, library administrators, new professionals, and students to gather together and discuss issues in hiring, training, and development in library environments. All you have to do is find the room and take a seat!

Greetings from Illinois! My name is Aisha and I am the Chair of the LLAMA HRS Emerging Trends Discussion Group. Now that we have made it through most of the holiday season, it's time to look to ALAMW16!

The Emerging Trends Discussion Group is a great opportunity for librarians, library administrators, new professionals, and students to gather together and discuss issues in hiring, training, and development in library environments. All you have to do is find the room and take a seat!

Just to kick us off, Feel free to check out our past announcements and business at the ALA website: http://www.ala.org/llama/llamahrs-emerging-trends-discussion-group

We also have a location!

Emerging Trends Discussion Group (LLAMA-HRS) at ALAMW16

Saturday, January 09, 2016
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, Room 157C
 
Before the big day:

  • Add your burning questions and topics to our shared google doc: http://ow.ly/VvmUt
  • Follow #hrstrends on Twitter to follow the chat!

Hope to see you in January!

 

Aisha Conner-Gaten

LLAMA Human Resources Section Emerging Trends Discussion Group Chair

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Discussion Greetings from the HRS Emerging Trends Discussion Group!

by Aisha Conner-Gaten on Fri, Dec 4, 2015 at 02:53 pm

Greetings from Illinois! My name is Aisha and I am the Chair of the LLAMA HRS Emerging Trends Discussion Group (what a mouthful!). We are one month from the big day!

The Emerging Trends Discussion Group is a great opportunity for librarians, library administrators, new professionals, and students to gather together and discuss issues in hiring, training, and development in library environments. All you have to do is find the room and take a seat!

Greetings from Illinois! My name is Aisha and I am the Chair of the LLAMA HRS Emerging Trends Discussion Group (what a mouthful!). We are one month from the big day!

The Emerging Trends Discussion Group is a great opportunity for librarians, library administrators, new professionals, and students to gather together and discuss issues in hiring, training, and development in library environments. All you have to do is find the room and take a seat!

Just to kick us off, Feel free to check out our past announcements and business at the ALA website: http://www.ala.org/llama/llamahrs-emerging-trends-discussion-group

We are still waiting on our official date and space at ALA MW16, but in the meantime:

  • Add your burning questions and topics to our shared google doc: http://ow.ly/VvmUt
  • Follow #hrstrends on Twitter to follow the chat!

Hope to see you in January!

 

Aisha Conner-Gaten

LLAMA Human Resources Section Emerging Trends Discussion Group Chair

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Discussion ALAMW16: Greetings and Welcome!

by Aisha Conner-Gaten on Wed, Oct 28, 2015 at 03:57 pm

Welcome to Emerging Trends Discussion Group (LLAMA HRS)!

I'm Aisha, discussion group chair, just saying hello as we move towards ALA Midwinter 2016! Midwinter will be in Boston, MA this year from January 8-12, 2016. 

If you are still planning your trip, check out the ALA site: http://2016.alamidwinter.org/register-now

We don't have a time for our meeting yet but it usually falls on the Saturday (January 9th) during the afternoon.

Welcome to Emerging Trends Discussion Group (LLAMA HRS)!

I'm Aisha, discussion group chair, just saying hello as we move towards ALA Midwinter 2016! Midwinter will be in Boston, MA this year from January 8-12, 2016. 

If you are still planning your trip, check out the ALA site: http://2016.alamidwinter.org/register-now

We don't have a time for our meeting yet but it usually falls on the Saturday (January 9th) during the afternoon.

Safe a space for us!

 

Aisha Conner-Gaten, MSLIS

 

 

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Discussion One Week Until ALA: LLAMA HRS Emerging Trends Discussion Group for 2015

by Aisha Conner-Gaten on Fri, Jun 19, 2015 at 11:44 am

 

Greetings from Illinois!

Just a reminder to bookmark our little group, LLAMA HRS Emerging Trends Discussion Group for 2015: http://www.ala.org/llama/llamahrs-emerging-trends-discussion-group

Also, join us at ALA Annual: 

Event Details:

LLAMA HRS Emerging Trends Discussion Group

 

Greetings from Illinois!

Just a reminder to bookmark our little group, LLAMA HRS Emerging Trends Discussion Group for 2015: http://www.ala.org/llama/llamahrs-emerging-trends-discussion-group

Also, join us at ALA Annual: 

Event Details:

LLAMA HRS Emerging Trends Discussion Group

Saturday, June 27th at ALA Annual, 1pm in the Mason Room at Hilton San Francisco Union

http://alaac15.ala.org/node/29738

I like to start our conversation early and online. Feel free to post your topics here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1t9irVF4hk4h1ApPH56PIsgha3KAcfVY8SKn4...

I will also send out notes after our meeting for those unable to attend and will live tweet with #llamahrstrends and at my account, Aisha_CG.

I look forward to meeting everyone at ALA Annual!

 

Sincerely,

 

Aisha Conner-Gaten

LLAMA-HRS Emerging Trends Discussion Group Chair

Computer-Assisted Instruction Specialist

Instructional Technology and Design Office

Graduate School of Library and Information Science

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

 

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Discussion LLAMA HRS Discussion Group Meeting @ALA Annual 2015

by Aisha Conner-Gaten on Mon, Jun 15, 2015 at 11:25 am

Greetings from(a floody rainy) Illinois!

My name is Aisha and I return as your chair for the LLAMA HRS Emerging Trends Discussion Group for 2015. 

ALA is fast approaching so a quick reminder to mark our little group on your calendar [feel free to flag us as a high priority ;)  ]

LLAMA-Human Resources Section Emerging Trends Discussion Group 

Greetings from(a floody rainy) Illinois!

My name is Aisha and I return as your chair for the LLAMA HRS Emerging Trends Discussion Group for 2015. 

ALA is fast approaching so a quick reminder to mark our little group on your calendar [feel free to flag us as a high priority ;)  ]

LLAMA-Human Resources Section Emerging Trends Discussion Group 

Saturday, June 27th at ALA Annual, 1pm in the Mason Room at Hilton San Francisco Union

This discussion group aims to foster a robust conversation about trends you see and face as HRS professionals. I like to start our conversation early and online. Feel free to post your topics here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1t9irVF4hk4h1ApPH56PIsgha3KAcfVY8SKn4...

I have started our little doc with some of my own challenges this year:

  • Handling sensitive data and worker protocol

  • Supporting workers with disabilities

  • Handling independent workers (How to avoid micromanaging)

I will send out notes after our meeting for those unable to attend and will live tweet with #llamahrstrends and at my account, Aisha_CG.

Feel free to reply to this post with questions or topics of concern. 

I look forward to meeting everyone at ALA!

 

Sincerely,

 

Aisha Conner-Gaten

LLAMA-HRS Emerging Trends Discussion Group Chair

Computer-Assisted Instruction Specialist
Instructional Technology and Design Office
Graduate School of Library and Information Science
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
aconner3@illinois.edu | 217-300-0264

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Discussion Greetings from your HRS Emerging Trends Discussion Chair!

by Aisha Conner-Gaten on Mon, Jun 1, 2015 at 10:42 am

Greetings from Illinois!

My name is Aisha and I return as your chair for the LLAMA HRS Emerging Trends Discussion Group for 2015. 

I wanted to start by simply offering an open call for agenda items for our group meeting on Saturday, June 27th at ALA Annual, 1pm in the Mason Room at Hilton San Francisco Union

Greetings from Illinois!

My name is Aisha and I return as your chair for the LLAMA HRS Emerging Trends Discussion Group for 2015. 

I wanted to start by simply offering an open call for agenda items for our group meeting on Saturday, June 27th at ALA Annual, 1pm in the Mason Room at Hilton San Francisco Union

I would love to see you there. The discussion group aims to foster a robust conversation about trends you see and face as HRS professionals. I like to start our conversation early and online. Feel free to post your topics here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1t9irVF4hk4h1ApPH56PIsgha3KAcfVY8SKn4...

I will send out notes after our meeting for those unable to attend and will live tweet with #llamahrstrends and at my account, Aisha_CG.

Personally, as a graduate student supervisor and library school staff member, I have encountered several instances that I would like to discuss:

  • Handling sensitive data and worker protocol

  • Supporting workers with disabilities

  • Handling independent workers (How to avoid micromanaging)

Feel free to reply to this post or contact me directly at aconner3@illinois.edu with questions or topics of concern. 

I look forward to meeting everyone at ALA!

 

Sincerely,

 

Aisha Conner-Gaten

LLAMA-HRS Emerging Trends Discussion Group Chair

Computer-Assisted Instruction Specialist
Instructional Technology and Design Office
Graduate School of Library and Information Science
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
aconner3@illinois.edu | 217-300-0264

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Discussion Highlights from ALA Midwinter 2015 Meeting!

by Aisha Conner-Gaten on Fri, Feb 6, 2015 at 01:19 pm

Greetings from Illinois!

I'm Aisha, the current chair of the LLAMA HRS Emerging Trends Discussion Group!

Thanks to all those who attended our Midwinter meeting! For those unable to attend, here are some highlights: 

Greetings from Illinois!

I'm Aisha, the current chair of the LLAMA HRS Emerging Trends Discussion Group!

Thanks to all those who attended our Midwinter meeting! For those unable to attend, here are some highlights: 

  • Hiring and Supervising Millenials
    • Clear and concise job descriptions so you only get really interested candidates (name day to day tasks, don't give broad overviews)
    • Many hires need to hear clear and honest expectations of their new position and the culture of your library and fellow coworkers
    • Some libraries are able to allow telecommunicating where millenials can remain flexible for scheduling and family life 
      • Important balance of both
      • Must have talk with other staffers so they know why new hire is allowed to work from home (builds trust and respect)
    • Meet millenials where they are. Recruit from schools and show them that your organization is more than a stepping stone to the next great position
  • Supervising Undergrads on the Circulation Desk
    • Establish expectations early. No cell phones, no homework according to your policies from the start
    • Be honest with workers about disciplinary action. You may have to fire people but be okay with that to better your services.
    • Get supervisor support. Make sure that all your coworkers enforce the same rules for your employees. Dissent causes confusion.
    • Use peer reinforcement. Allow older students to supervise. They gain experience and the younger/more inexperienced workers learn from their peers.
    • Create checklists for specific tasks. Award workers for consistent and good performance. 
  • Training non-MSLIS staff on reference
    • Use gamification to get staff excited about new skills and reference interviews (badges, prizes, etc.)
    • Create modules for specific skills to gauge worker abilities in databases and searching.
    • Get the rest of the team on board. Get updates from librarians and specialists about your library's resources.
    • Sieve services for users. Staff handles basic and directional questions while librarians make appointments for in depth inquiries
  • Changing Services
    • Be willing to Shift your policies with patron needs. When are students using services? What resources are the most used?

Thanks for your participation in LLAMA! We will be at ALA Annual so I hope to see you there!

 

Sincerely,

 

Aisha Conner-Gaten

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Discussion 4 Days To Go! : LLAMA HRS @ ALAMW15

by Aisha Conner-Gaten on Wed, Jan 28, 2015 at 04:39 pm

Greetings from warmish Illinois!

My name is Aisha Conner-Gaten and I am the chair for the LLAMA HRS Emerging Trends Discussion Group. I am so happy to be heading up this year's meeting! Our group is like the cooler younger sister of the larger LLAMA sections. We don't require your allegiance or blood oaths, just some interesting conversation about the roles managers, supervisors, and HR professionals play in the hiring process and those trends that we noticed in the last year and beyond. 

Greetings from warmish Illinois!

My name is Aisha Conner-Gaten and I am the chair for the LLAMA HRS Emerging Trends Discussion Group. I am so happy to be heading up this year's meeting! Our group is like the cooler younger sister of the larger LLAMA sections. We don't require your allegiance or blood oaths, just some interesting conversation about the roles managers, supervisors, and HR professionals play in the hiring process and those trends that we noticed in the last year and beyond. 

Event Details: http://alamw15.ala.org/node/26122

LLAMA HRS Emerging Trends Discussion Group

Saturday, Jan. 31st at 1pm CT

McCormick Place West, W185A

We don't really have an agenda (we thrive off with live discussion!) but here are some things I have noticed in my year as a brand spankin' new supervisor:

  • The Rise of the Millenials: flexible scheduling, on demand information, and defining their work
  • Minority Hiring Is Not Working. What Now?
  • New ways in which we encourage or support professional development for employees/team members

These are just a few things that I may bring up at our meeting Saturday. Of course if you have anything you want to add, I'm all ears! I've got a discussion document going here: http://bit.ly/1EqOuUc

 

Thanks for you continued support and I hope to see you Saturday!

Sincerely,

 

Aisha Conner-Gaten

Follow me on twitter for this event: Aisha_CG and #llamahrstrends

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Event Welcome and Give It Up for ALA Midwinter 2015!

by Aisha Conner-Gaten on Wed, Nov 19, 2014 at 10:33 am

Greetings from Illinois! My name is Aisha and I am the Chair of the LLAMA HRS Emerging Trends Discussion Group (what a mouthful!). I know it's early but I will be updating this event as we head into ALA MW 2015!

The Emerging Trends Discussion Group is a fairly low key and low maintenance affair at Midwinter. We gather librarians, library administrators, new professionals, and students together to discuss issues in hiring, training, and development in library environments. It's a great way to network and does not require you to do anything but show up!

Greetings from Illinois! My name is Aisha and I am the Chair of the LLAMA HRS Emerging Trends Discussion Group (what a mouthful!). I know it's early but I will be updating this event as we head into ALA MW 2015!

The Emerging Trends Discussion Group is a fairly low key and low maintenance affair at Midwinter. We gather librarians, library administrators, new professionals, and students together to discuss issues in hiring, training, and development in library environments. It's a great way to network and does not require you to do anything but show up!

Just to kick us off, Feel free to check out our past announcements and business at the ALA website: http://www.ala.org/llama/llamahrs-emerging-trends-discussion-group

The Emerging Trends Discussion Group will be meeting on Saturday, January 31, 2015 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm at McCormick Place West, W185A at ALA Midwinter 2015.

Hope to see you in January!

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Discussion LLAMA HRS Discussion Event at ALA Annual 2014 and Twitter Chat!

by Aisha Conner-Gaten on Fri, Jun 20, 2014 at 04:10 pm

Greetings!

ALA is only 6 days away! I'm excited to see everyone and have a great discussion about HRS Trends!

A reminder of our meeting date and time:

Greetings!

ALA is only 6 days away! I'm excited to see everyone and have a great discussion about HRS Trends!

A reminder of our meeting date and time:

LLAMA HRS Emerging Trends Discussion Group @ ALA Annual
Date/Time: Saturday, June 28th at 1pm 
Location: Siena Room, Caesars Palace, 3570 South Las Vegas Boulevard, Las Vegas, NV 89109
 
Also, I received requests for a Twitter chat of our discussion! I will be happy to moderate as @Aisha_CG
 
Our hashtags for the event:
 

#llamahrstrends

 
Feel free to pass these on to any Twitter users who want to join our discussion!
 
Thanks and I will see you in Vegas!
 
Sincerely,
 

Aisha Conner-Gaten
LLAMA HRS Emerging Trends Discussion Group Co-Chair
Computer-Assisted Instruction Specialist
Instructional Technology and Design Office
Graduate School of Library and Information Science
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
217-300-0264 (w) | itd@support.lis.illinois.edu

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