Real Leaders in a Virtual World: Tools and Strategies for Successful

*Real Leaders in a Virtual World: Tools and Strategies for Successful
Virtual Meetings*

Sept. 17-18, 2013

Hosted by Jane Gov and Valerie Buck

Please join us for an e-forum discussion. It’s free and open to everyone!

Registration information is at the end of the message.

Each day, discussion begins and ends at:

Pacific: 7am – 3pm
Mountain: 8am – 4pm
Central: 9am – 5pm
Eastern: 10am – 6pm


Working with a group of geographically dispersed colleagues to accomplish
committee and job objectives is increasingly possible with virtual meeting
technology. But it isn’t always easy to get started or to get buy-in (as
many on ALA committees know). This e-forum will explore needs, frustrations
(including techno-fear), ideas, and solutions for holding virtual meetings,
both for leaders and participants.

Topics will include:

– How to get buy-in from group members and administrators
– How to lead in a virtual environment
– How to make the transition to holding virtual meetings
– What are the best tools for virtual work
– How to engage and be engaged as a virtual participant
– How to accomplish goals and meet deadlines virtually

*Jane Gov, *MLIS (SJSU), is currently a public services Librarian at
Pasadena Public Library (CA). She was formerly head of the Support
Services Dept. at Beverly Hills Public Library and has also worked in both
public and technical services at Crowell Public Library (CA). Her
professional interests have grown to include a variety of areas in the
library world including electronic collections, cataloging, teaching and
leadership, literacy services, and youth services. In addition to ALCTS’
Leadership Development Committee, Jane is also active in YALSA and ALSC.

*Valerie Buck, *MLS (SCSU), MA (BYU), is the Rare Anglo-American Literature
Cataloger at Brigham Young University. Before this she was Senior Cataloger
at Brigham Young University-Hawaii in a small library where she gained
experience in all areas of librarianship. Presently Valerie is very active
in the Rare Books and Manuscripts section of ACRL, serving on their
Bibliographic Standards Committee. She also serves on the Research
Committee for ACRL’s Women and Gender Studies section, and on the
Leadership Development Committee for ALCTS.

*What is an e-forum?*

An ALCTS e-forum provides an opportunity for librarians to discuss matters
of interest, led by a moderator, through the e-forum discussion list. The
e-forum discussion list works like an email listserv: register your email
address with the list, and then you will receive messages and communicate
with other participants through an email discussion. Most e-forums last two
to three days. Registration is necessary to participate, but it’s free. See
a list of upcoming e-forums at:

*To register:*

Instructions for registration are available at:
Once you have registered for one e-forum, you do not need to register
again, unless you choose to leave the email list. Participation is free and
open to anyone.

Posted on behalf of the ALCTS Continuing Education Committee