I found myself drawn into odd conversations with librarians, archivists, and other information professionals soon after I started teaching library school. Not the conversations about how terrible I am and how bad I am at what I do and how whatever I’m doing in the classroom is automatically the wrong thing—those conversations are standard, and I am as inured to that angry dismissiveness as anyone can be. No, the odd conversations I landed in over and over again went something like this:
In February 2013, WebJunction hosted a webinar, Self-Directed Achievement: if you give library staff an hour, with Jami Carter and her team from the Tooele City Library in Utah. We have heard from a number of libraries that they have begun to use the Self-Directed Achievement model presented in the webinar to address staff training and development needs and that they are seeing impactful results. This article was written by Susan Green, branch manager for the Morrison Regional branch of the Cha
Making personal connections in a digital age is hard. But the people who can talk to each other are the ones who'll succeed. They can ask for and give advice, share information, make a sale, secure an investment....
Some of the most creative and flexible librarians I know have been working for more than a few years in libraries. Some of the most inspiring and influential professionals in our field have had distinguished careers and still continue to make a mark on our governance and future. I was lucky to learn about collection development, reference service, and weeding during my public library days from professionals who had worked in the system for multiple decades. These are the same folks who did not s
ATD Research recently completed a comprehensive study on the use of coaching by managers. This summer, 575 learning leaders from a wide range of industries completed an online survey on the status of coaching in their organizations.
If you are following along in order, first, we made a little time. Second, we defined what having it together would look like. Third, we made a list of the things in our way. Now let’s pick a place to start.
Increase your Emotional Intelligence Everyone has had to deal with a difficult challenge, the poor performance of others, or something that didn’t go as planned. When such a situation occurs, we may begin to experience an emotional reaction.
Emotional Intelligence Matters After one of our recent Leadership workshops, I found myself participating in a rather thought provoking discussion around how much power any leadership position in a business should be allowed to have.