Registration is now open for Dealing with change in the public library workplace, the 2013 Spring Workshop of the Pacific Library Partnership Staff Development Committee, with presenter Enid Berman.
Tuesday, March 12, 9:00 am – 12 noon (sign-in 8:30 – 9:00), at the Castro Valley Library (Alameda County).
The cost is only $15, and this workshop is appropriate for all levels of library staff.
Constant change continues to be a fact of life for library staff. Many library staffers have taken on new, unfamiliar duties due to diminished staffing and staff turnover. In some cases, we are no longer doing more with less, but actually LESS with less. Meanwhile, many libraries are offering new computerized services, with patrons expecting staff to help them use those services on a wide variety of electronic devices. The pace of change can be dramatic and intense.
This workshop will give participants practical strategies to adapt to change in ways that are healthy and successful. You will learn to deal with unexpected new duties, diminished capacity to provide services, learning new roles on the fly and other issues related to change in the library workplace.
Presenter Enid Berman is a popular trainer, public speaker and curriculum designer with over twenty years of experience in management and training. She’s aware of the rapid and dramatic changes occurring in libraries today and will review your experiences and discuss actions that you have control over. Enid has designed many workshops for national training organizations. She has worked with a number of libraries and library organizations, including Infopeople, Biblioteca, and the San Jose and Redwood City public libraries. She has led several previous workshops for the PLP Staff Development Committee. A video of Enid’s 2010 workshop for the Staff Development Committee can be viewed at http://rurallibraries.org/video/enid/index.html.
The workshop will held in the meeting room of the Castro Valley Library, a branch of the Alameda County library system. On-site parking is available, and the library is close to the Castro Valley BART station.
For more details and to register, go to http://host7.evanced.info/pls/lib/eventsignup.asp?ID=488.