Tips & Tactics for Time Management & Organizational Skills

Feeling overwhelmed by deadlines as well as pressure from the many different demands on your time? Librarians and library staff members frequently report that they feel stressed by the need to multi-task, to keep up-to-date, and to manage tight schedules. There never seems to be enough time to get everything done on time. How can you work more efficiently and …

Successfully Developing Employees Through Coaching

Some library organizations are seeing the benefits of using coaching with their people. Many organizations do not feel ready to have their managers take on a coaching role. In a 2016 survey of nearly 800 managers and leaders by SHRM/Globoforce, 93% of those surveyed said that their managers needed training to effectively coach their employees. Whether you are wanting to improve …

Strategic Planning 101

Strategic planning is similar to preparing for a family trip. You do some research, figure where you want to go – and how you will accommodate the conflicting desires of parents and siblings – align calendars, check the budget, and figure out how you will launch the trip, including getting the car tuned and finding a trustworthy place to board …

Beyond Basic Searching with NoveList Plus

NoveList has some great resources right on the home page but there are some hidden gems you might not know about. Learn a few search strategies that can quickly uncover new recommendations or lists. Explore the Advanced Search limiters and use field codes to specify exactly what you want NoveList to search. Only have 10 minutes to share NoveList tips …

Getting to Yes

This workshop is intended to help staff break free from saying “No” to patrons as a general rule, and to get to the “Yes” in every transaction. We’ll explore our mental models of customers, our jobs and the mission of the library. We’ll practice seeing things from the patron’s perspective and then use the groups creativity and experience to create …

2018 Multicultural Youth Leadership Day At The Capitol

March 7, 2018 9:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Utah State Capitol 350 North State Street Salt Lake City, Utah 84114 Multicultural Youth Leadership Day at the Capitol is an annual event, hosted by the Utah Office of Multicultural Affairs, for 10th, 11th, and 12th-grade students and educators. The program engages youth in the legislative process and promotes the importance of …