- MBA for Librarians Series – PDF of ALA-APA Management Series (Please note: This series is eight 1.5 to 2 hour management-related workshops. Participants will not receive a degree, certificate or diploma by attending. The workshops are regular conference programs, and participants may choose to attend none, some or all of them as part of their schedule.)
- ALA-APA Programs for the People by day and time – (PDF of ALA-APA Programs for the People)
- Committee, Board and Council Meetings – PDF of ALA-APA Meetings at 2011AC
- Location Abbreviations Key
(Please note: This series is eight 1.5 to 2 hour management-related workshops. Participants will not receive a degree, certificate or diploma by attending. The workshops are regular conference programs, and participants may choose to attend none, some or all of them as part of their schedule.)
MBA for Librarians: Marketing-Saturday, 6/25/2011, 8:00 – 10:00 am, MCC 348
Bring your ideas for new, needed, services and programs, and those that should be retired. Marketing is more than advertising; it’s also about building relationships, knowing your stakeholders, targeting promotions and services to customers, and adding value to programs and services. Make your next marketing effort your best by developing a realistic plan, assembling data, analyzing your markets and incorporating the results of national studies utilizing Web 2.0 tools. You’ll gain valuable and practical insights into how marketing can help change the way you think and do business. The goal: Smarter marketing to achieve maximum results! Led by Ernest DiMattia.
MBA for Librarians: Leadership I-Saturday, 6/25/2011, 10:30 – noon, MCC 348
This program will demystify leadership concepts and skills and illustrate their library applications. Leadership and management aren’t the same thing, but the best managers are also leaders. However, you don’t need a fancy title to be a leader at your library–leadership happens at all levels within the organization. Learn how your actions can inspire the people who work with you. The goal: Manage smarter. Led by Lauren Siebert & Nanette Donohue.
MBA for Librarians: Project Management-Saturday, 6/25/2011, 1:30 – 3:30 pm, MCC 348
This is a practical approach session for managers. Bringing in a new vendor, service or philosophy requires managers to understand operations and project management concepts and how to apply the techniques in an everyday world. When allocating resources, you need to know how to conduct a cost-benefit analysis to translate an idea into reality. Discussion will cover topics that are critical to a library functioning properly. Time will be allotted for real-life applications and case review. The goal: Manage smarter. Led by Elizabeth McClenney.
MBA for Librarians: Organizational Development-Saturday, 6/25/2011, 4:00 – 5:30 pm, MCC 348
This program will demystify Organizational Development (OD) concepts and skills and illustrate their library applications. OD provides insight on creating a more effective and viable organization through cultural change and long-term planning. This session will provide a brief overview of the field of OD and how organizational culture affects the effectiveness of an organization. Workshop activities will allow participants to practice specific OD strategies, such as appreciative inquiry and other types of reflective practice. The goal: Manage smarter. Led by Marie Jones.
MBA for Librarians: Budget and Finance –Sunday, 6/26/2011, 1:30 – 3:30 pm, MCC 353
This program will demystify 10 basic concepts and skills needed for developing a budget and illustrate their library applications. This includes basic vocabulary, different ways of developing budgets, decision making in tough times, three different types of funds libraries deal with, ways to justify your budget, the politics of budgeting, and much more. The goal: to Manage smarter. Led by John Sandstrom.
MBA for Librarians Budget and Finance Presentation (MS PowerPoint)
MBA for Librarians: Strategic Planning-Sunday, 6/26/2011, 4:00 – 5:30 pm, MCC 353
This program will demystify the steps that need to be taken prior to developing a strategic plan; provide a methodology toward involving staff and other constituents in the planning process; and give attendees a template for starting to write their own strategic plan. By the end of the session, attendees should feel comfortable initiating the process that will create a strategic direction for their libraries for the next 3-5 years. The goal: Manage smarter. Led by Linda Dobb.
MBA for Librarians: Leadership II-Monday, 6/27/2011, 10:30 am – noon, MCC 353
This program will demystify innovation and risk taking concepts and skills and illustrate their library applications. Too often librarianship is risk averse. Libraries must embrace a ready, fire, aim outlook and grasp true innovative processes. Pulling best practices from the experiences of successful entrepreneurs like Catarina Fake (Flickr) and Reed Hastings (Netflix) the program will engage in audience discussion of how we can truly innovate solutions to our most pressing problems. The goal: Manage smarter. Led by Debbie Moss.
MBA for Librarians: Statistics-Monday, 6/27/2011, 1:30 – 3:30 pm, MCC 353
- MBA for Librarians Statistics Presentation (MS PowerPoint)
- MBA for Librarians Statistics Pretest-Posttest (.pdf)
- MBA for Librarians Statistics Using Excel for Statistics (MS Excel)
This program will demystify statistical concepts and skills and illustrate their library applications. The instructor will show how data can and should influence all areas of library operations. Learn about studies, tools and resources to assist you in comparing your data with that from other institutions. Create information, knowledge and stories from numerical and qualitative data to enhance decision making. The goal: Manage smarter. Led by Diana Very.
Biographies of speakers and tips are listed with programs.
Are you certifiable? How you and your library can benefit from ALA certification programs-Friday, 6/24/2011, noon – 1:00 pm, MCC 333 – More about the Certified Public Library Administrator Program and More about the Library Support Staff Certification Program
Let’s take conference learning beyond the closing session! Certification is a great investment for you and your staff. Candidates in the Certified Public Library Administrator Program and Library Support Staff Certification Programs will tell you why they are participating and what difference it has made in their professional lives. The session will explore these national programs’ requirements, costs, and benefits. Speaker: Jenifer Grady
Making a positive lasting impression-Sunday, 6/26/2011, 8:00 – 10:00 am, MCC 397 – Speakers’ Biographies and Tips
This panel will give a variety of insights about how your communication preferences, body language, clothing styles, and personal brand impact your effectiveness and career prospects. Panelists are managers and non-managers who will discuss the relationships between your impression and your opportunities for positions, advancement and leadership. Speakers: Amy Arnold, Julius C. Jefferson & Kris Johnson
The side gig: How to supplement your income in tough economic times-Sunday, 6/26/2011, 8:00 – 10:00 am, MCC 269 – Speakers’ Biographies and Tips
Finding another income is critical for so many librarians and support staff. This program will feature library staff who have found second jobs to supplement their incomes. The audience will be introduced to traditional and non-traditional options, how to find a second job that fits, and their benefits and disadvantages. Speakers: Elizabeth Nelson, Monique DeLatte, Julie Ann Winklestein, Jennifer Stubbs, Cindy Mediavilla, Andria Tieman & Stacie Williams
- Julie Ann Winkelstein’s Notes
- Monique DeLatte’s How to Supplement Your Income in Tough Economic Times
Library Support Staff Certification Program Open Forum-Sunday, 6/26/2011, 4:00 – 5:30 pm, MCC 265 – More about the Library Support Staff Certification Program
ALA has developed a national, voluntary Library Support Staff Certification Program (LSSC Program). The program is focused on skills that public and academic library support staff have or need. This is an exciting time to attend and learn more about this opportunity. Speaker: Nancy Bolt
Welcome to Planet FURLOW: Advice for Furloughed, Underemployed, Restless, and Laid Off Workers-Monday, 6/27/2011, 8:00 – 10:00 am, MCC 352 – Speakers’ Biographies and Tips
- Vanessa Uribe’s results on survey about job searching from the employee’s perspective
- Vanessa Uribe’s results on survey about job searching from the manager’s perspective
Welcome to a place where you can listen, talk and learn about your employment related troubles. Join table hosts for mini-panels in this relaxed forum covering various topics of interest to those who have lost a job or are seeking a new job. Topics will include but not be limited to searching smarter, restarting your career after a furlough or layoff, making the transition to a different library type, school librarianship, and what a recruiter looks for in applicants. Hosts: Vanessa Uribe, John Sandstrom, Bonnie Smith, Emily Backe
Negotiation – What else is on the table?-Monday, 6/27/2011, 4:00 – 5:30 pm, MCC 348 – Speaker Biography
If we were playing Family Feud, the survey would say that salaries are number one when the topic is compensation. But there are many other elements of compensation that you may not think about when you are accepting a position or promotion – and some of those are also negotiable. You will learn the basics of negotiation for all aspects of the compensation package, from what to ask to when to ask to how to respond to the outcome. Speaker: Laura Francisco
Sit Still and Learn: Going the Distance with E-Learning-Saturday, 6/25/11, 10:30 am – noon, MCC 237 – Sit Still and Learn Presentation (MS PowerPoint)
|Friday||6/24/2011||11:00 am – noon*||HIL-Compass||ALA-APA Board of Directors|
|Friday||6/24/2011||3:00 – 6:00 pm||HIL-Chart||CPLA Certification Review (closed until ~4:30 pm)|
|Friday||6/24/2011||6:00 – 7:30 pm||HIL-Cambridge||All Committee|
|Saturday||6/25/2011||8:00 – 9:00 am||MCC-264||Salaries and Status of Library Workers Working Groups|
|Saturday||6/25/2011||1:30 – 3:30 pm||JW-Muses||Certification Program Committee|
|Saturday||6/25/2011||4:00 – 5:30 pm||LOEWS-St. Tammany||Salaries and Status of Library Workers|
|Sunday||6/26/2011||8:00 – 10:00 am||DOUB-Nottoway B||LSSC Certification Review|
|Sunday||6/26/2011||10:00 – 10:30 am||MCC-La Nouvelle BR C||ALA-APA Information Session and Council|
|Sunday||6/26/2011||4:00 – 5:30 pm||HIL-Pelican||Publishing|
|Sunday||6/26/2011||4:00 – 5:30 pm||HIL-Pelican||Promotion and Fundraising|
*subject to change
All programs table (also in .pdf above)
|Friday||24-Jun-11||noon – 1:00 pm||Are you certifiable? How you and your library can benefit from ALA certification programs|
|Saturday||25-Jun-11||8:00 – 10:00 am||MBA for Librarians: Marketing|
|Saturday||25-Jun-11||10:30 am – noon||MBA for Librarians: Leadership I|
|Saturday||25-Jun-11||1:30 – 3:30 pm||MBA for Librarians: Project Management|
|Saturday||25-Jun-11||4:00 – 5:30 pm||MBA for Librarians: Organizational Development|
|Sunday||26-Jun-11||8:00 – 10:00 am||Making a positive lasting impression|
|Sunday||26-Jun-11||8:00 – 10:00 am||The side gig: How to supplement your income in tough economic times|
|Sunday||26-Jun-11||1:30 – 3:30 pm||MBA for Librarians: Budget and Finance|
|Sunday||26-Jun-11||4:00 – 5:30 pm||MBA for Librarians: Strategic Planning|
|Sunday||26-Jun-11||4:00 – 5:30 pm||Library Support Staff Certification Program Open Forum|
|Monday||27-Jun-11||8:00 – 10:00 am||Welcome to Planet FURLOW: Advice for Furloughed, Underemployed, Restless, and Laid Off Workers|
|Monday||27-Jun-11||10:30 am – noon||MBA for Librarians: Leadership II|
|Monday||27-Jun-11||1:30 – 3:30 pm||MBA for Librarians: Statistics|
|Monday||27-Jun-11||4:00 – 5:30 pm||Negotiation – What else is on the table?|
MCC-Morial Convention Center
LOEWS-Loews New Orleans