Emotional Intelligence

What does it mean to be emotionally intelligent and how does the concept relate to success in leadership?  Emotional intelligence—including self-awareness, self-discipline and empathy—are far greater predictors of success at work than traditional intelligence.  Participants will learn what emotional intelligence is and how to develop EI traits in themselves and others.  Participants will also learn how those traits relate to success on the job, particularly for those who are or aspire to be leaders in the library field.   (Full Day)

The 21st Century Workplace

The library workplace has changed dramatically from what it was 20, 10, or even 5 years ago. Our tools have evolved, library user expectations have increased, and the fundamental nature of performance expectations in the 21st century workplace have changed. How can librarians take charge of their work in a contemporary climate? This workshop, aimed at non-managers, introduces the concept of the learning organization and plants the message of employee ownership. Participants will explore their own approaches to communication, change, and workplace relationships, learning practical strategies for shifting toward a more autonomous mindset along the way. (Full Day)