The ACRL/LLAMA Spring Virtual Institute will offer a forum for an energizing exchange of ideas focusing on leading and managing libraries and staff in libraries. The conference theme, “Doing Well by Doing Good”: Entrepreneurial Leadership for Librarians, will explore different models and aspects of leadership and management and their impact on academic librarianship in today’s challenged and flat economic environments.
Leadership of academic and research libraries is always challenging, but it is harder than ever to offer effective, excellent patron services when funds for staff, programs, resources, and services are no longer available. Rather than the overly ambitious challenge of “doing more with less” librarians instead are faced with having to make hard decisions that ensure services, resources, and staff can continue the library’s mission. How do we not only keep up, but also lead the way in an economy in flux? What contribution can new technologies make to effective management in challenging times? How can we continue to serve as effective mentors and develop leaders for libraries of the future? What can an entrepreneurial attitude contribute to library leaders’ skills?
The Spring Virtual Institute will be held April 21-22, 2010, and will take place in an online conference community. The online community provides an environment in which groups of participants, both small and large, can gather electronically to learn, collaborate, and network. The conference will offer both synchronous and asynchronous sessions and programs will be archived for viewing on-demand for one year after the institute, until April 2011.
Webcasts (Synchronous): Interactive webcasts are offered in real-time, while presenter show visuals such as PowerPoint slides and desktop applications. Participants can interact with webcast presenters by talking with live audio or typing in questions and comments via the chat box. The webcast schedule and complete program descriptions are online.
Online Poster Sessions (Asynchronous): An online poster session is PowerPoint presentation that includes voice narration along with each slide. Poster sessions are asynchronous so you view them on demand, on your own schedule. The complete poster session descriptions are online.
All tools used as part of the Spring Virtual Institute are designed to work with both PC and Macintosh computers, at dial-up Internet connections or higher.
Registration includes unlimited access to the Spring Virtual Institute archive for one year after the event. Registration is open through April 19, 2010.
How to Register: Mail or fax the paper Spring Virtual Institute registration form orsubmit your registration online (click the “Register” button next to the Spring Virtual Institute listing).
ACRL member $135
LLAMA member $135
ALA Member $185
Full-time student, currently enrolled $95
Group registration, 3-5 at one institution $295
Group registration, 6-9 individuals or more at one institution $595
Group registration, 10+ individuals or more at one institution $995
Group registration, additional site license $25
Group rates: The institute will take place in an interactive, online classroom environment with one user/one login. If you select the group rate, one person must register, login, and keyboard during the event. A group registration allows an institution to project the institute to participants in the same location. You can purchase an additional site license(s) for $25 if you want multiple log-ins for your institution.
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Cancellation Policy: Refund requests must be submitted in writing prior to April 14, 2010 and are subject to a $25 cancellation fee. The conference may be cancelled in the case of insufficient registration.
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