Basics of Facilitating and Leading a Meeting Recording

Date: Wednesday, October 13, 2021
Time: 2:30pm-4pm
Location: online via Zoom
Trainers: Peyton Powell, Clarisa Rosario-DeGroate, Lara Sibley


(Note: due to connectivity issues, some of Clarisa's presentation was glitchy, she has provided a transcript which you can download here if you want to follow along.)

No matter what your role at work, being able to confidently lead a meeting is a useful skill. Once you are comfortable with the basics of planning and preparing to facilitate a group discussion, you can confidently volunteer to take more active roles in committees, boards, and special interest group meetings. Learn from three people who stepped out of their comfort zone and into the role of facilitator right here at Southeastern! Peyton Powell, Lara Sibley, and Clarisa Rosario-DeGroate will lead an interactive discussion to help you gain insight into how to run meetings successfully.

Participants in this workshop will learn how to:

  *   understand the role of the meeting facilitator
  *   use techniques for encouraging balanced participation among attendees
  *   facilitate through conflict or difficult discussions
  *   start and end meetings fluidly

Presenter bios: 
Clarisa Rosario-DeGroate is a graduate of Mount Saint Mary College who enjoys merging her passion for libraries and education. She currently works at the Mount's Kaplan Family Library and Learning Center and the Goshen Public Library and Historical Society.

Peyton Powell is a council member for the Coalition for Library Workers of Color (a NYLA roundtable), as well as an educator in the East Ramapo Central School District. Coming from a family of librarians, she has a passion for information literacy and integrating a love of libraries with her education background by creating equitable access to information through programming. 

Lara Sibley has just started as Public and Research Services Librarian at Marist College in Poughkeepsie after 5 years working as a community college librarian.  By far her favorite part of being a librarian is helping students with research or whatever other questions they might throw her way. Lara's primary professional interest is the library's role in student success, particularly the first year experience and for science and allied health students.  She has a bachelor's degree in geology from Mount Holyoke College and a Master's in Library Science from Clarion University of Pennsylvania.