Library Management

It’s Not “Just Part of the Job”: Strategies to Recognize and Address Sexual Harassment in the Library

Please note: This recording is approximately 3 hours in length. A portion of the event was devoted to small group discussions that were not included in the recording. As you watch the recording, you will notice sections with several minutes of no sound. Description: Have inappropriate comments or...

Negotiating Vendor Contracts

Negotiations don't have to be negative encounters nor fearful ones. Learn tips and tricks to build leverage and make bargaining a more pleasurable experience with favorable outcomes. Topics: * Planning & Information Gathering * Creating a Proposal * Meeting with Vendors * Trials and Assessments...

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Are you a collaborative and innovative Adult Services leader located in Lake or McHenry county? Then join us! We support managers, department heads, and supervisors of Adult Services in public libraries. Topics during meetings include leadership, services, innovation, organizational structure & culture, technology, strategy, budgeting, programming, and the kitchen sink!

Feel free to join even if your library is in a different county; we accept everyone!

Health Science Librarians of Illinois

HSLI sponsors and supports activities which promote and develop health science library services in Illinois. Our members promote health literacy by providing reputable health related resources to Illinois health care providers and consumers through resource sharing of library collections through interlibrary loan, training in selection of and access to health related resources, and collaborative reference initiatives to respond to provider and consumer health questions.

Leading Tough Conversations

People who work in libraries are passionate about what they do, which means that when people and ideas are in conflict, high-stakes emotions often run strong under the surface. Acknowledging and talking through strong feelings is a critical part of resolving conflict, but few managers and leaders...

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