Category Archives: Admin/Management

Organize Your Work Life, and Set Yourself Free – 1 LEU


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Is your desk a disaster?  Your office a dumping ground?  You know you need to get organized, but don’t have time, or even know how to get started.  If you are tired working from piles, it’s time to free yourself!  Lynn Hobbs, Director of the Pendleton Community Public Library, will share tips to inspire you to tackle your mess and get it organized, once and for all.

Date Recorded: 3/14/19

Format: Archived YouTube Video

Presenters: Lynn Hobbs, Director  / Pendleton Community Public Library

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Beyond the Orientation Checklist – 1 LEU


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Few things are as important as setting clear expectations for employees, and providing them with the training they need to meet those expectations. Employees who understand what is expected and are confident in their skills are more likely to provide consistently great service to patrons. Untrained and undertrained employees are often less efficient and engaged; they can cost your organization time when routine errors require correction, and worse, they can cost your library customers. In this webinar, Carina Mulcrone, Circulation Services Manager from the Bettendorf Public Library (IA), will share her library’s switch to Standard Evaluation Guidelines and Daily Observation Reports.

Date Recorded: 1/30/19

Format: Archived YouTube Video

Presenters: Carina Mulcrone/ Bettendorf Public Library (Iowa)

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How to Conduct a Community Needs Assessment CAN – 1 LEU


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This webinar will show you the state and Federal resources used by the Northwest Indiana Center for Data & Analysis to provide accurate and timely data for our CAN projects. Resources to be previewed will include but are not limited to: American Community Survey, American Factfinder, STATS Indiana, Hoosiers by the Numbers, and Stats America.

Date Recorded: 3/28/18

Format: Archived YouTube Video

Presenter: Scott Sandberg / Indiana University Northwest


Strategic Planning When You Can’t Afford a Consultant – 1 LEU


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Your library has a mission to effectively serve the community, This cannot be achieved without a strategic plan that outlines your goals, priorities, resources, strengths and weaknesses.  How can this be accomplished without the funding to hire an outside facilitator or consultant? This presentation will give you guidance on how research and write a strategic plan in-house. You will learn the major components of a strategic plan, how to conduct community research that will be incorporated into the planning process, and how to organize and delegate tasks.

Date Recorded: 9/5/18

Format: Archived YouTube Video

Presenter: Michele Stricker / Deputy State Librarian of Lifelong Learning at the New Jersey State Library


Above and Beyond: Developing a Culture of Organizational Citizenship – 1 LEU


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A healthy and effective workplace often stems from strong leadership. For supervisors, it’s important to develop a team of individuals who work well together, do what needs to be done, and help each other succeed. Join us for a dynamic session to learn what it means to develop a healthy organizational culture, with an introduction to the concept of organizational citizenship behavior and its relevance to public libraries. You’ll learn techniques to build and support a team that is willing and able to go above and beyond, and to help your library succeed.

Date Recorded: 5/10/18

Format: Archived YouTube Video

Presenter: Rachel Rubin / Capital University Library (Columbus, Ohio)


Change Management: Anything Can Happen in the Zone – 1 LEU


image of a butterflyAll libraries face catalysts for change, and rather than being afraid of change, with effective consideration of the personal aspects felt by staff or patrons, libraries can change many things at the same time. Butler University Libraries had already made progressive changes in public services areas, but Technical Services workflows and organization remained unchanged and bound to legacy practices from decades past. For us, the best catalyst for change was a system migration to a cloud-based library management system. This system migration was tied to organizational restructuring, building rearrangement, and a new strategic plan, each of which intertwined with the details of the migration project and was underpinned by thoughtful analysis of how to help employees through change. Research on technical services departments is discussed in light of how roles change through the streamlined workflows available in a new ILS, and how those changes can have a domino effect, creating space or opportunity to shift responsibilities or spaces in ways long awaited or newly identified. Join us to learn how changes can help refocus a library’s efforts to fulfill what can be an evolving mission, while retaining core strengths and values. This webinar, while delivered by an academic librarian, will also be useful to public libraries wanting to work through big changes.

Date Recorded: 11/28/17

Format: Archived YouTube Video

Presenter: Josh Petrusa / Butler University

 


Writing Policy for Small to Medium Sized Public Libraries – 1 LEU


image illustrating policy writingLibrary board, director and staff need to be attentive to the library policies that support the library and the staff and are fair to everyone. This is an introduction for small and medium sized libraries on assessing the needs of a policy, drafting, reviewing and revising. It is important that policies conform to current law and are reasonable. Library policies are informed by the library profession’s ethics and confidentiality practices.

Date Recorded: 12/6/17

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Format: Archived YouTube Video

Presenters: Karen Ainslie / Indiana State Library


Just Ask: Partnerships that Provide Funding and Opportunity – 1 LEU


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Many libraries encourage staff to participate in opportunities for the library to engage in their community outside of their walls, this session will discuss ways that partnerships can provide opportunities for funding.  Join Susan Miller and Megan Martin as they discuss ways that they’ve utilized partnerships to drive fundraising and greater awareness of the library in their community.  This session will include strategies for asking for funding to support specific programs for your Library, and how fundraising can strengthen partnerships and lead to community buy-in.  The presenters will share lessons and tips learned from a combined 30 plus years working in libraries.

At the end of this session you will be able to:

  • Create a strategy for fundraising.
  • Evaluate when to ask.
  • Leverage supporters as part of your “team.”

Date Recorded: 8/9/2017

Handouts from the webinar:

Format: Archived YouTube Video

Presenters:

Susan Miller, Director of the Bedford Public Library and Megan Martin, Director of Community Engagement for the Bedford Public Library


Interlocal Agreements – 1 LEU

 

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Is your library close to the Indiana border and you would like to serve non-residents that live across the border in another state? Or, are you interested in partnering with a neighboring township to provide library service to the unserved residents of that township? Are you interested in working with a nearby school system to provide library services to students? If any of this applies to you and your library, join IU legal extern, Trevor Oakerson, for a webinar on interlocal agreements. The types of agreements to be discussed include interstate compact agreements, service agreements with townships, and partnerships with other local government entities. This webinar will cover the minimum requirements for these agreements by law as well as some tips on how to draft a thorough agreement.

Date Recorded: 7/26/17

Format: Archived YouTube Video

Slides in PDF Format

Presenter: Trevor Oakerson / Indiana State Library