ARCHIVED: AALL Programs: W-3 21st Century Organizational Effectiveness

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Saturday, July 20, 2002 - 9:00 a.m. - 4:15 p.m.
Orlando, Florida


One of the biggest challenges facing libraries and information centers today is becoming and remaining an *effective* 21st century organization. This workshop provides participants with an extensive handbook that outlines ten areas to focus on when assessing today's organizations for their effectiveness.

The workshop addresses the newest and most effective ways in which organizations are organized and examines how libraries will be organized in the future. Management styles for the 21st century non-profit manager will be discussed and how management style may need to be adapted in the changing library environment. Staffing issues, including job descriptions will be discussed. The top ten things that managers should change in order to be effective in the 21st century and tips for how to go about the change process will allow participants to go back to their library with plans for increasing their library's effectiveness.

Level: Intermediate

Participants will be able to:

  • Discuss what makes an organization effective
  • Identify the most effective library organizational designs
  • Explore contemporary and recommended classic management styles and identify changes they may need to make to become more effective managers
  • Outline job descriptions for their 21st century staff

This program addresses AALL Specialized Competency 2: Library Management. The complete AALL Statement of Competencies can be found at

    Who Should Attend This Program?

    This program is directed at law librarians from any type of library who have management responsibilities.


    Julie Beth Todaro is Dean of Library Services of the Austin Community College in Austin, Texas. She holds a MLS from the University of Texas at Austin and a doctorate in library services from Columbia University in New York City. Todaro has more than 25 years of experience in library and information environments, including 16 years as an academic library manager and eight years as a public library manager. She has presented more than 150 workshops on organizational development, staff development and other management issues.

    Registration Fee:
    Registration fee includes: program, handouts, continental breakfast and afternoon break.

    Nonmember $305
    AALL Member Discount $245

    Registration for 2002 Annual Meeting Workshops will open with the mailing of the preliminary program in mid March, 2002. Please register using the registration form.

    This professional development opportunity is brought to you by the American Association of Law Libraries. For additional information, please contact Mary Jawgiel, AALL Education Manager at 312-939-4764.


    AALL recognizes major support from BNA, Inc. for the Professional Development Program.