AALL EDUCATION SURVEY
We Want to Hear from You
How can you maximize your value to your organization? How can you best anticipate your stakeholders’ needs and move them to the next level? The answers to these questions evolve over time, and so must AALL’s educational offerings.
In order to shape learning opportunities that address your needs, we need your input. You are invited to participate in a survey and share the topics and focus areas that affect you most—in your workplace and in your professional growth. This anonymous survey will close on Friday, November 18.
AALL MANAGEMENT INSTITUTE | REGISTER NOW
The AALL Management Institute will help you become equipped to manage effectively and produce results. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to learn skills to build partnerships, develop a strategic plan, engage staff for high performance, learn conflict resolution strategies, and much more. Hone your management skills, collaborate with colleagues from different library types, learn in a small group setting, and develop techniques to manage with confidence. Registration is first-come, first-served.
“I highly recommend the AALL Management Institute to any manager who wants to better understand their role within their organizations.” -George Taoultsides, Harvard Law School Library (2015 AALL Management Institute Attendee)
AALL 2017 PROGRAMMING UPDATE
Next Step in the Process
In November, the AMPC’s content area team leaders will meet in Chicago to select and schedule the programming, including the must-have programs that AALL members requested. Proposers will be notified about the status of their program proposals in early December, and programming will be announced later this winter—stay tuned!
Mark your calendars and book your housing–you won’t want to miss the 110th AALL Annual Meeting & Conference!
Ask the Experts: Tough Questions and Essential Lessons on Personnel Management
Wednesday, November 30, 2016 | 11:00 a.m. (CST)
Register by Monday, November 28
AALL Members – Complimentary; Non-members – $60
The complexities of personnel management cut across all types of libraries and impact staff at all levels of the profession. Whether you are just starting to manage student workers or have supervisory responsibility for an entire multinational firm’s library personnel, this program is for you. Three librarians with significant management experience in government, law firm, and academic settings will share best practices and valuable lessons for personnel management. Jump start the discussion by submitting issues you’d like to see addressed during the webinar.
Complimentary AALL 2016 Session Recordings Now Available
At this past summer’s AALL Annual Meeting & Conference in Chicago, attendees gathered to learn, network, and share knowledge. As an AALL member, you can now access the educational session recordings, whether you joined us in Chicago or not. Take advantage of this complimentary member benefit—ways to “make it new” are just a few clicks away.
Webinars Now Available On-Demand
- Telling the Story of Research: Altmetrics at Pitt
- Copyright Issues in Institutional Repositories and Digital Archives
- Creating Engaging Digital Content to Teach and Promote Library Services
Pick of the Month
Selected by AALL’s Continuing Professional Education Committee.
Find this and many more continuing education programs and webinars on AALLNET.
FOR THE LEADER IN YOU
Many of the traits that are associated with leadership, such as charisma, having a wide social circle, and commanding the center of attention tend to be associated with extroverts. Introverts often possess a quieter, calmer disposition which, while different, can be just as effective. Introverts are people who need alone time to recharge. Following are some resources on leading for introverts. Introverts will learn more about how to be great leaders; extroverts will learn how to work more effectively with an introverted leadership style.
Here are some suggested articles to help you learn about introverted leadership:
- “5 Habits of Effective Introverted Leaders” by Trina Isakson
- “Leadership Tips for Introverts” by Courtney L. Vien
- “The Top 5 Introvert Leadership Challenges (and How to Beat Them)” by Tyler Tervooren and Emily Lundberg
For more in-depth reading on the topic:
- Introvert Revolution: Leading Authentically in a World That Says You Can’t by Andy Johnson
- Self-Promotion for Introverts: The Quiet Guide to Getting Ahead by Nancy Ancowitz
- Quiet Influence: The Introvert’s Guide to Making a Difference by Jennifer B. Kahnweiler
To encourage all of us to think about leadership, the Leadership Development Committee highlights short articles in the monthly AALL eNewsletter and Education Update. Next month our focus will be on fostering creativity. Have a suggestion or request for a topic? Please email Becka Rich.
AALL PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT RECOMMENDATION
Thinking about continuing your education? AALL’s Education Department recommends the following:
Mobile Learning and Electronic Learning: Is There a Difference?
Many people think that mobile learning (m-Learning) and electronic learning (e-Learning) are the same. M-Learning, according to Learning Solutions Magazine is “learning—in all forms and formats—that follows you.” According to the E-learning Heroes, e-Learning is the use of electronic media (computers, tablets, or phones) to educate or train learners. The term e-Learning has been broadly used to encompass the entirety of internet learning. It is difficult to keep up with the terms and trends of the day, but LearnDash helps make distinctions between both m-Learning and e-Learning in six areas: aim, approach, medium, content and design, duration, and user access. To read more about the topic, Shift Learning provides additional details and includes four articles that outline the differences of each format.