Professional Development

5 Steps to Marketing Library Services Using Social Media

Today I gave my presentation on marketing library services using social media at the Texas Library Association’s 2015 Annual Conference in Austin. For some reason, the app was not making the slides available so I wanted to make them available here and below. Please let me know if you have anything to add or any questions!… Continue reading 5 Steps to Marketing Library Services Using Social Media

Professional Development

Library Management in the Digital Age with Dr. Julie Todaro: FREE!

TLA is hosting a webinar with Dr. Julie Todaro, dean of libraries at Austin Community College and current candidate for President of ALA. For FREE! Register here.

April 7, 1-2pm Central Time

Managing and leading in library and information settings today requires: different techniques to address change in general; techniques for identifying change specific to organizations and workers; timing considerations for faster moving work and umbrella organization settings; using contemporary visuals for illustrating issues; finding unique data for articulating value; and, persuasive content to match techniques to target populations. This one-hour webinar offers specific ideas and techniques for managers and leaders as well as a handout with extensive web links of content and examples.

via Digital Age Management and Leadership: Five Critical Steps to Integrating Digital Age Techniques into the Workplace | Texas Library Association.

Professional Development

I was visited by the Ghost of ALA Future last night.

This video of Barbara Striping talking about voting in ALA Elections started playing on my computer in the middle of the night for some reason waking me and my husband up. [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z5MwzUDNHOg] Needless to say, it was a little unsettling. Professional Confessional: I have not ever voted in an ALA election before. I probably… Continue reading I was visited by the Ghost of ALA Future last night.