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NJLA Commons: Virtual Keynote Sticky

The third in NJLA's brand new series of virtual keynotes, featuring some of the most well-known and coolest names in our profession. As an exclusive member benefit, participation is completely free! 

Emotionally Intelligent Influence: Mindful choices, meaningful results

Wednesday, April 9, 2014
10:30-11:30 a.m.
For NJLA members only. Cost: FREE

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You may or may not consider yourself a “leader,” but regardless of your position or title, you can (and do) exert influence through your words, actions, and quality of being. Research suggests a strong correlation between emotional intelligence and the ability to exert positive influence in your world. In this webinar we will discuss practical ways to increase influence quotient, your other IQ.

 
Peter Bromberg is the (soon-to-be) Associate Director of Public Services for the Salt Lake County Library System. He has been working in libraries for over 20 years including 16 years in New Jersey. Peter was dubbed "The Transformer" by Library Journal when they named him a 2008 Mover and Shaker. He has been involved with leadership initiatives on state and national levels, including co-facilitating ALA’s Emerging Leaders program, and more recently co-designing and delivering an intensive experiential leadership institute for the Oklahoma Library Association that was structured around the principles of emotional intelligence.
 
 
 

NJLA looks forward to seeing its members at the annual Conference in June!


 

NJLA Commons: Virtual Keynote Sticky

The second in NJLA's brand new series of virtual keynotes, featuring some of the most well-known and coolest names in our profession. As an exclusive member benefit, participation is completely free! 

Sustaining Excellence: Demonstrating the Value of Libraries

Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014
10:30-11:30 a.m.

For NJLA members only. Cost: FREE

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As we think about and plan our services there are several challenges that provide some context within which we will need to work. Given the challenges we face, how does the library position itself to provide services and remain relevant in the 21st century?

Trevor A. Dawes is an Associate University Librarian at Washington University in St. Louis. He was previously the Circulation Services Director at the Princeton University Library, and prior to that held several positions at the Columbia University Libraries in NYC. He has worked with staff in developing and providing training for various services; has written widely on access services topics in libraries; and has either planned or presented at various local, national and international conferences on a variety of topics. Since 2006, Dawes has been an instructor in the MSLIS program at the iSchool at Drexel University. Dawes earned his MLS from Rutgers University, and has two additional Master's Degrees from Teachers College, Columbia University. He is an active member of the American Library Association and is the 2013-2014 President of the Association of College and Research Libraries.

 


 SAVE THE DATE! The NJLA Commons: Virtual Keynote features Peter Bromberg on April 9, 2014 on the topic of Influence.


 

NJLA Commons: Virtual Keynote Sticky

 

This December, NJLA is launching a brand new series of virtual keynotes, featuring some of the most well-known and coolest names in our profession. As an exclusive member benefit, participation is completely free! 

Wednesday, December 11, 2013
10:30-11:30 a.m.
For NJLA members only. Cost: FREE
Space is limited; register today!

#NJLACommons 

 

Join John Chrastka and Patrick Sweeney from EveryLibrary for a rousing discussion of advocacy and libraries, and learn about ways to maximize your visibility in the community and new ways to frame your day-to-day work. Every budget is a referendum about your library, and your patrons and customers are also voters and constituents of city and county elected leadership. While you may not go out directly to the voters about next year’s budget, the same tools and techniques for running a get-out-the-vote campaign should be put to work for your library with local government.

EveryLibrary is the first national political action committee for libraries. It is dedicated to helping local library communities plan and win ballot measures like bonds, levies, and other referendum that renew or extend library funding. In their first year, they have helped secure over $8.5 mil of tax revenue in four library campaigns. More about their work can be found at www.everylibrary.org.

John Chrastka, the Executive Director of EveryLibrary, is a long-time library trustee, supporter, and advocate. Mr. Chrastka is president of the Board of Trustees for the Berwyn (IL) Public Library (2006–present) and is a former president of the Reaching Across Illinois Libraries System (RAILS) multi-type library system. He is a current trustee member of the American Library Association as well as the Illinois Library Association (ILA), and is a member of the American Political Sciences Association (APSA). He tweets @mrchrastka. 

 

Patrick Sweeney, Board Member of EveryLibrary, is a tireless and innovative advocate for libraries. A 2005 graduate of the San Jose School of Library and Information Sciences, Mr. Sweeney works for the San Mateo County (CA) Library managing the East Palo Alto and Portola Valley Public Libraries. He is active in the American Library Association where he is an at-large member of their governing Council. His most recent project, the Story Sailboat, works to provide library services and materials, by boat, to advocate for libraries and literacy in the San Francisco Bay area. He tweets at @pcsweeney.

 


SAVE THE DATE: On February 12, The NJLA Commons: Virtual Keynote features Trevor Dawes for a discussion of Demonstrating Library Value.


 

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