Spring Workshop

Each Spring, the PLP Staff Development Committee coordinates a workshop  targeted towards all levels of library staff. The workshop is administered at two separate locations within the PLP network order to make it more accessible to all PLP staff. Spring Workshop themes and content are chosen based on feedback received from PLP libraries. If you have recommendations for a theme for an upcoming Spring Workshop, contact info@plpinfo.org.

To review previous workshop themes and related resources, access our archived workshops linked below.


Stewards of change: Library staff shaping organizational culture

Is your organization’s culture evolving? How can you ensure that your organization’s culture is connecting with your staff and community? In this three-hour workshop, Dr. Michele Villagran will focus on the role of frontline staff in organizational culture and change, how staff become stewards of change, and develop strategies to move an organization’s culture forward. Learn key steps in evaluating and managing your organization’s culture and the importance of adjusting a culture to changing environments.

Date: Thursday, April 7, 2022

Time: 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Location: Virtual Workshop via ZOOM

Registration Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0kc-qoqTIqH9YK4zH-CtQkIES7O95-_-mG

Registration Fee: Brought to you by the PLP Staff Development Committee, this interactive training is exclusive to all staff of the Pacific Library Partnership member libraries. Registration fees are waived for this training through the support of the PLP Executive Committee.

NOTE: This interactive workshop has limited capacity. To allow a chance for staff from all PLP member libraries to participate, we encourage each library to ask their frontline staff to register in quantities considerate to the rest of the PLP member libraries.

Description: A three-hour workshop focused on organizational culture and organizational change appropriate for all levels of staff.

About the trainer: Dr. Michele A. L. Villagran is based in the Los Angeles area and serves as a CEO of CulturalCo, LLC consulting in areas of diversity & inclusion, cultural competency and cultural intelligence, bias, emotional intelligence, and conflict management. Additionally, Dr. Villagran is an Assistant Professor with the San José State University School of Information focusing on cultural diversity. Her research focuses on diversity and social justice issues in library and information science and cultural intelligence phenomena within libraries.

Email: Melvyn Yabut at melvyn.yabut@mountainview.gov or Fiona Potter at potter@plsinfo.org for questions about the program.