Core Library Leaders and Managers Interest Group

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Purpose: Organizes, moderates, and distributes summaries of virtual and face-to-face discussions on topics of interest to leaders and managers at all levels and types of libraries.

This interest group is part of Core's Leadership and Management Section.

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  • 1.  Thu Mar 30: Library Lounge Zoom Event: Remote and Hybrid Work

    Posted Mar 27, 2023 12:57 PM

    We will conclude this month's theme with an informal, lightly moderated, synchronous zoom discussion session around the topic of remote and hybrid work on Thursday, March 30, at 9am PST/10am MTN/11am CST/12pm EST .  Participants can stop in for a minute, or stay for the entire session.  Participants don't need to be a member of ALA or ALA Core to participate, but individuals will need to register for the March 30th zoom discussion on remote and hybrid work.

    We also encourage everyone to comment and add to the existing discussions here in our Connect site:
    - Benefits of offering remote or hybrid work schedules
    - Downsides of offering remote or hybrid works schedules

    We're looking forward to "seeing" people on Thursday!

    Erik Nordberg & Cinthya Ippoliti
    IG Co-chairs

    Erik Nordberg
    Dean of the Paul Meek Library
    University of Tennessee at Martin

  • 2.  RE: Thu Mar 30: Library Lounge Zoom Event: Remote and Hybrid Work

    Posted Mar 31, 2023 05:54 PM

    Hello everyone,

    Thank you for another great conversation! There were many topics discussed, here are a few of the highlights and as a reminder, our next discussion session is on April 27th on the topic of personnel issues. We will send out reminders and information as we get closer to that date.

    Erik and Cinthya

    1. Building team cohesion and how to ensure that there are opportunities for more serendipitous connections in a hybrid or virtual environment. How to celebrate the benefits of both approaches-being able to work remotely but also meeting and engaging in person
    2. Policies around offering remote and flex time and issues related to equity as well as how to emphasize that remote work is considered work. Staff vs faculty  as well as part-time vs full-time and how to ensure policies are as equitable as possible. Not all institutions have policies around remote work or support it, so what can the library do in that instance
    3. Personal benefits of not having to commute and savings on gas or public transportation costs
    4. How do remote schedules affect employee spaces if there are less people in the office and making sure folks have the tools they need to work remotely 

    Cinthya Ippoliti
    Auraria Library Director
    University of Colorado Denver; Metropolitan State University of Denver; Community College of Denver