[ptpl-l] PTPL Summer School--Workshop Announcement--A Supervisor's Academy: Essentials of Supervision for the Professional Librarian June 7-8 @ the Library of VA Mykie Howard 24 Apr 2007 14:29 UTC

This is a reminder of our Summer School workshop in June.  Spots are filling
up quickly.  Reserve yours today!



From: ptpl-l-bounce@wrlc.org [mailto:ptpl-l-bounce@wrlc.org] On Behalf Of
Mykie Howard
Sent: Thursday, March 15, 2007 4:38 PM
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Subject: [ptpl-l] PTPL Summer School--Workshop Announcement--A Supervisor's
Academy: Essentials of Supervision for the Professional Librarian June 7-8 @
the Library of VA

A Supervisor's Academy:

Essentials of Supervision for the Professional Librarian

an ALCTS Workshop

June 7-8, 2007

9:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m.


The Library of Virginia

(Registration begins @ 8:30 a.m.)

It is not easy being the boss - one day you're a professional librarian
working in a technical services department 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 they
are irreplaceable can lead to disaster for any manager and for their

Great managers may be born but the overwhelming majority is made into
leaders through training and positive work experiences. That said,
management is not a common subject in library school and organizations do
not spend time training and developing management skills in new technical
services professionals. 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.

This two-day workshop (geared toward heads of technical services departments
and library directors who supervise both professionals and
paraprofessionals) provides you with the skills and tools required to go
from being a technical services 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. It also examines what
motivates people at different levels, as well as why one type of motivation
might not fit all types of workers. This workshop is participatory with
discussion, role-play, exercises, and videos.

Location and Parking

The Library of Virginia ( <http://www.lva.lib.va.us/>
http://www.lva.lib.va.us/ )

Conference Room A

800 East Broad St.

Richmond, VA

Parking is not available at LVA for workshop attendees.  Please go to
1.html for parking suggestions.

Developed and Presented by

William Sannwald is an Assistant to the City Manager and Manager of Library
Design and Development and was City Librarian of the San Diego Public
Library from 1979 to 1997. For more information about Bill, please visit:



Registration is limited to 30 people on a first come first serve basis.  The
registration fee is $150.   For  ONLINE REGISTRATION , PLEASE CHECK THE PTPL
WEBSITE  <http://www.lib.virginia.edu/ptpl/>
http://www.lib.virginia.edu/ptpl/ .  To pay with a check, fill out the form
linked here:
_reg.doc.  Mail the registration form and a check made payable to PTPL to
Linda Wirth: 5250 Signal Hill Dr. , Burke, VA  22015.  All registration fees
and forms must be received by May 31st, 2007.  Registration fee includes
workshop handouts, a continental breakfast, and snack breaks (all
compliments of PTPL).  Meeting space and equipment underwritten by the
Library of Virginia.


For more information contact Tom Ray, PTPL Past-Chair, at
<mailto:TRay@lva.lib.va.us> TRay@lva.lib.va.us  or 804-692-3753.


Mykie Howard

PTPL Chair