Librarians in any stage of their career can learn to be influential leaders in not only their own organization, but the library world as a whole. Attendees will learn how to build and leverage strong mentor/mentee relationships, both formal and informal, allowing them to connect and influence from either role. By focusing on interpersonal and communication skills, attendees will be able to effectively support their colleagues and organization by leading from wherever they are.
1. Attendees will be able to leverage their role in their institution and in the larger library community in order to lead and influence.
2. Attendees will be able to apply interpersonal and communication skills in order to increase their influence and impact in the larger library community.
3. Attendees will be able to implement a variety of mentoring ideas and techniques in order to successfully serve as an effective mentor, inspiring new and more experienced librarians.
This program is intended for librarians from all backgrounds and at all points in their careers - early, mid, and late - who wish to know how, by becoming an influential leader, they can support/guide their organizations and the library profession. We hope to serve librarians interested in being mentored or mentoring and who wish to develop “soft skills”. Speakers will connect with the ALCTS membership by drawing on their experiences in technical services roles.
Co-sponsored by the New Members Round Table and the LLAMA Mentoring Committee
Meeting Type: Program
Content Area: Career Development
Interests: Career Advice, Leadership, Mentoring, Organizational Change, Technical Services
Type of Library: Academic, Public, School/Media Center, Special
Cost: Included with full conference registration.