Implications of Microaggressions

LLAMA Webinar Explores Implications of Microaggressions

Microaggressions are subtle, denigrating messages delivered to members of marginalized groups, and they can negatively affect an organization’s culture. Experiences of microaggressions can lead individuals to feel increasingly dissatisfied with their jobs, which may result in their physical or psychological departures from their organizations. The Library Leadership and Management Association (LLAMA) and the ALA Office for Diversity will present “Racial and LGBT Microaggressions: An Introduction for Library Leaders,” on Mar. 18, at 1:30 – 3:00 PM (Central time).

This webinar will define microaggressions, cover racial microaggressions and microaggressions toward LGBT people, and discuss how this affects librarians and the potential implications for the future of the profession.

By the end of this webinar participants will:

Understand the concepts of racial and LGBT microaggressions and their potential effects on the profession.
Be able to describe the manifestations of microaggressions in order to recognize when participants or their colleagues may be experiencing these phenomena.
Recognize strategies for addressing microaggressions in order to propose solutions to improve the climate at participants’ institutions.
Presenters: Alanna Aiko Moore, Librarian for Sociology, Ethnic Studies and Gender Studies, University of California, San Diego; Jaena Alabi, English & Psychology Librarian, Auburn University Libraries, Auburn, AL

Fees: LLAMA member $49; Non-LLAMA member $59; LLAMA group rate (5 or more people at one site) $199; Non-LLAMA group rate (5 or more people at one site) $239

Register online

Register with a purchase order or by mail: registration form (PDF, 1 pg.).

Can’t attend the live event? No problem! If you register, you will automatically receive a link to the recorded version for later viewing.

For questions about this webinar or other LLAMA programs, contact Fred Reuland. freuland@ala.org

CTLS Workshop: LeaderShift

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LeaderShift

Developed by Carla Penny, this interactive workshop will explore the values, mindset and priorities required to be a leader. Jennifer Patterson will review the 4 key responsibilities of a manager and give you tools to help you apply what you learn to the people you lead. You will have a baseline assessment of your own ability, and you’ll develop a motivational action plan for your team. Register now.

Jennifer John Patterson has been almost every kind of librarian and library consultant imaginable. She provides continuing education and consulting services wherever a highly opinionated person is needed. Feel free to contact her with any questions about this workshop.

Need some financial help attending this workshop? The Friends of CTLS generously offer a $50 stipend to cover registration and travel costs. Apply now for an FOCTLS stipend – it’s easy, and we would love to see you there!

Date: August 20, 2010
Round Rock Public Library 216 East Main St. Round Rock, TX
Time: Registration: 8:30-9am
Workshop: 9am-3:30pm
Who should attend: Workshop is limited to leads, supervisors, & managers
How much it will cost: $15 per member $35 per non-member

Invitation to apply to TALL Texans

Just a quick reminder that the TALL Texans Leadership Development Institute is currently welcoming applications for the Class of 2010. The deadline for applications is January 8. The seminar will be held June 13-17 at the Montserrat Retreat Center in Lake Dallas. Please consider applying for this transformational program. Information and online application forms are available on the TLA web site at http://www.txla.org/groups/talltex/tallldi.html.

Participants will study strategic and tactical planning, communication, collaboration, teambuilding, conflict resolution, power, and advocacy. You will be better equipped to serve your library and your campus community after the experience of TALL Texans.

Maureen Sullivan and Jack Siggins are scheduled to facilitate. Maureen Sullivan is an organizational development consultant to libraries and other information organizations. She has extensive experience on organizational development, strategic planning, leadership development, introducing and managing organizational change, organization and work redesign, establishment of staff development and learning programs for today’s workplace, revision of position classification and compensation systems, and the identification and development of competencies. She is a past president of ACRL (Association of College and Research Libraries) and LLAMA (Library Leadership, Administration, and Management Association). She is currently on the faculty of the annual ACRL/Harvard Leadership Institute and is a professor of practice in the new Ph.D./Managerial Leadership in the Information Professions program at the Simmons College Graduate School of Library and Information Science. She received her MLS degree from the University of Maryland.

Her husband, Jack Siggins, is head of the Gelman Library at George Washington University in Washington, D.C, since 1995.  Previously he served for ten years as Deputy University Librarian at Yale University. He has also held positions at the Library of Congress, the University of Maryland-College Park and the University of Chicago. He received a B.A. degree in Romance Languages from Princeton University, where he concentrated on Spanish and Portuguese language and culture, and graduate degrees from American University and the University of Chicago in Far Eastern Languages and Literatures and library science.  Jack served in the U.S. Army as a Japanese Language Interpreter and as a researcher for the Defense Intelligence Agency. Jack has been involved in the development and integration of automation in libraries throughout his career, from the pre-OCLC period to the present.  He has served as consultant and trainer at several academic institutions in the U.S. and around the world in the areas of strategic planning, team building, resource sharing, benchmarking, organizational restructuring, building design and personnel management.

Mentors for the2010 Institute will be top library directors and administrators from around Texas:  Maribel Castro-Garza (TLA President 2010-2011, St. John’s School, Houston), Joyce Baumbach (Plano Public Library), Danny Jones (Southwest Foundation for Biomedical Research, San Antonio), June Koelker (Texas Christian University, Fort Worth), Maria Elena Ovalle (Education Service Center 1, Edinburg), and the TLA President Elect for 2010-2011 (public librarian to be elected in early 2010).

This year is financially uncertain for many libraries. Numerous financial resources exist at the round table, district, and division levels to help with transportation and registration costs.

Register NOW for the ACRL/NY Annual Symposium 2009

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Register NOW for the ACRL/NY Annual Symposium 2009 – Space is Limited!

When: Friday, December 4, 2009

Where:  Baruch College, Vertical Campus Conference Center, 14th floor
(please note the change in location from previous years)
55 Lexington Avenue (at 24th Street)
New York, NY

http://acrlnysymp09.wordpress.com/about/

Topic: “Emerging Leadership in Academic Libraries”

Leaders inspire and motivate us. Leaders create vision and purpose. But what does it take to be a leader in today’s academic library? How do we mentor and sustain leaders within our organizations? How do we take charge of our own career paths and move into leadership roles? This symposium will address these questions while opening up a discussion of leadership across the different stages of librarianship.

Speakers:

Brian Mathews
Amanda Etches-Johnson
Mary Carmen Chimato
Damon Jaggars

Program:  http://acrlnysymp09.wordpress.com/program/

Register online from the symposium’s web site (and find information for registering by check/mail): http://acrlnysymp09.wordpress.com/about/

Walk-in registrations will not be accepted.

We hope to see you there!

Registration available for 2009 Women’s Leadership Institute

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ACRL is partnering with seven higher education associations to offer the 2009 Women’s Leadership Institute, to be held from Dec. 6-9, 2009 in Amelia Island, Fla. The early-bird registration deadline for the institute if Sept. 18. Complete program details, cosponsors and a link to registration materials are available at http://www.acrl.org/ala/mgrps/divs/acrl/events/womensleadership.cfm.

The institute brings together mid-level administrators from across campus functions to share experiences, develop a better understanding of the campus as a workplace and culture, and create new networks and networking skills. This year’s program will have a special focus on the economic challenges facing colleges and universities and what is being done to address them. Through presentations, small group exercises, and discussion, attendees will gain a practical understanding of what it takes to be a leader on a college or university campus.

The program is designed for directors of libraries and those who report directly to them in positions such as associate university librarian or assistant library dean. Institute content will also be useful to other campus administrators involved in senior-level decision making affecting the entire library operation and involving other important relationships on campus.

Registration fees include general and breakout sessions, program materials, two dinners, two lunches, brunch and two continental breakfasts. Institute participants will stay at the Ritz Carlton Amelia Island, where a discounted rate of $159 per night has been secured for the program.

Direct questions on the Women’s Leadership Institute to Margot Conahan at mconahan@ala.org or call (312) 280-2522.

Women’s Leadership Institute accepting applications through Sept. 25

ACRL is partnering with six higher education associations to offer the 2008 Women’s Leadership Institute, to be held from December 7-10, 2008 in Amelia Island, Fla. Application materials are now available and are due by September 25, 2008.

Be a part of this special institute for women seeking to become leaders in higher education administration. The unique program brings together mid-level administrators from across campus functions to share experiences, develop a better understanding of the campus as a workplace and culture, and create new networks and networking skills. Through presentations, small group exercises and discussion, participants will gain a practical understanding of what it takes to be a leader on a college or university campus—both the challenges and the rewards. The program explores the unique roles, skills and relationships needed for success as the landscape of higher education changes over the next decade.

The Women’s Leadership Institute is designed for directors of libraries and those who report directly to them in positions such as associate university librarian or assistant library dean. The program will also be useful to other campus administrators involved in senior-level decision making affecting the entire library operation and involving other important relationships on campus.

Space in the institute is limited to ensure adequate participation from each partnering association. ACRL members must apply through the ACRL Web site by September 25, 2008.

Registration fees are $775 (ACRL member) and $885 (non member), and include general and concurrent sessions, program materials, two dinners, two lunches, brunch and two continental breakfasts. Institute participants will stay at the Ritz Carlton Amelia Island, where a discounted rate of $159 per night has been secured for the program.

Complete program details and a link to the online application form are available online. Direct questions to Margot Conahan at mconahan@ala.org or call (312) 280-2522.

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Two deadlines approaching for PLA Leadership Fellows program

The application deadlines for the two schools participating in the Public Library Association’s (PLA) Leadership Fellows program are quickly approaching.

Applications for the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business Leading Organizational Change program are due to the PLA office on Sept. 1. The deadline for applicants for the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business Positive Change – Creating Spectacular Organizational Successes program is Sept. 12.

The fellows program offers PLA members who are public library managers a chance to attend executive leadership training at some of the best universities in the United States. The programs, which also include Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government, Senior Executives in State and Local Government program and Columbia University Business School’s Leadership Development Program, were reviewed and chosen by the PLA Leadership Taskforce because they focus on teaching management concepts not generally learned in a library school setting.

PLA Leadership Taskforce Chair Luis Herrera said, “Leadership and change management skills are vital for our public library leaders to understand in order to move their organizations forward. We want to extend unique learning opportunities to our members who want to broaden their perspectives, enhance their leadership skills, drive change in their institutions and plan with a strategic vision.”

Each executive leadership program varies in length, as well as scope and focus, and candidates are encouraged to research the programs to determine which is best suited to their needs before applying. The PLA Leadership Fellows program will cover the cost of tuition, as well as housing and most meals. Transportation and any additional meals are the responsibility of the attendee.

Candidates must be PLA members who are management staff in a public library system with a minimum of five years experience in a leadership role. Anyone interested in applying should review each program to determine which one is right for you. Selected participants will be asked to share their experience at a PLA program and provide input to the Leadership Taskforce in an effort to help shape a comprehensive leadership development program for PLA. Visit http://www.pla.org/ala/pla/leadership/index.cfm to apply.

PLA is a division of the American Library Association. PLA’s core purpose is to strengthen public libraries and their contribution to the communities they serve. Its mission is to enhance the development and effectiveness of public library staff and public library services.

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