ALCTS New Supervisor's Workshop in Seattle Kirsten Ahlen 28 Oct 2003 21:45 UTC

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A Supervisor's Academy: Essentials of Supervision for the Professional
November 17 - 18, 2003 from 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Holiday Inn Seattle Center, Seattle, WA

The Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS), a
division of the American Library Association, is pleased to announce its
newest workshop.

It is not easy being the boss - one day you are a professional
technical services librarian and the next day you are promoted to
manager and your world changes. If not handled correctly, new
supervisors will make mistakes that may make their new job a living
hell, ruin relationships with former colleagues, as well as disrupt the
organization. Mistakes like over-managing, becoming a workaholic, or
believing that she is irreplaceable can lead to disaster for any manager
and for her organization.

Great managers may be born, but the overwhelming majority are made into
leaders through training and positive work experiences. Managers need to
understand the people they supervise and treat them as their most
important customers, building relationships that are beneficial to both
the manager and the employee. Managers must help all workers to succeed
and that the best way to accomplish this is through positive
communication and employee empowerment.

Taught by William Sannwald, Assistant to the City Manager and Manager
of Library Design and Development, engaging institute speaker, and
former Library Administration and Management (LAMA) President, this full
two-day workshop provides library managers with the skills and tools
required to go from being a library technical expert to a supervisor. It
explores modern management techniques ranging from communication to
understanding organizational culture in order to ease the transition
from being a professional to becoming a manager of professionals. The
workshop is participatory with discussion, role-play, exercises, and

Advance registration fees are $325 for ALCTS members; $350 for ALA
members; $375 for non-members; and $165 for full-time students.  Advance
registration ends November 3rd.  Onsite registration will be available,
if space permits.  Non-ALCTS members: Join ALCTS now for $45 and save on
your registration!

Group Special - Register in groups of two or more and save $35 on each
registration!  Group registrations must be sent together with one full
payment for all registrations.

For more information and to register, visit the ALCTS Web site at or contact Julie Reese; ALCTS; 50 East
Huron Street; Chicago, IL 60611; (800) 545-2433 ext. 5034; (312)
280-5033, fax;