Leadership and Management Skills SIG

Date: Thursday, February 3, 2022*
Time: 9:30am-10:30am
Location: online via Zoom
Facilitator: Joanna Goldfarb, Ramapo Catskill Library System
*Inclement weather date: Friday, February 4, 1pm-2pm

This group is for library workers from all library types who handle administrative tasks and are becoming leaders in the field. If you aspire to, or are currently working as, a: director, assistant director, manager, program manager, trustee, or serve in a leadership role within a professional organization, this meeting is for you! Topics we will cover in this meeting may include:

  • Supervising other staff, volunteers, and/or interns
  • Introducing and running programs and services at the library
  • Onboarding new employees
  • Getting professional development for management skills
  • Doing advocacy work on behalf of the library
  • Creating and maintaining a budget
  • Work/life balance in the light of growing work responsibilities
  • Networking with other library workers who may become future colleagues
  • Staying committed to social justice issues
  • Working within union structures
  • Influencing the culture of the library from within
  • Deciding when and if to apply for different positions

The nature of the conversation will be based on the interests of the people who attend, and my change from meeting to meeting. You can view the notes from previous meetings here.