Libraries must be more than nice amenities in our communities; we must be institutions that matter to our communities. Libraries must continue to become more “of, by, and for” their users.
This immersive leadership development program covered different theories of leadership, including intentional, adaptive, and reactive vs. thoughtful leadership, plus fundamental skills and traits required of leaders. One of the key aspects of leadership is a vision of what kind of leader you are.
Dan Stanton joined the SolarSPELL project to aid content curation for the SolarSPELL Library, then traveled to Rwanda to share these educational resources at schools with no electricity or internet.
The Catholic Legal Immigration Network (CLINIC) is a national organization that works with community legal immigration programs, including at least four library systems. They provide training and help programs qualify as Department of Justice-recognized and accredited citizenship programs.
The 5th annual LibraryCon event was a success, bringing in many members of our local community united in their love of comics, anime, manga, and all things nerdy! LibraryCon is a fun-filled event that is planned continuously all year long. The library has many staff members and volunteers working during LibraryCon. It is a program with a small budget and a large impact! LibraryCon has become such a success that it won a NACo, or National Association of Counties, award in 2016.
Three things I learned from the 2017 AzLA Conference: 1. Feedback and input from your community/stakeholders is now non-negotiable. 2. Be authentic; allow yourself to be vulnerable. 3. Enjoy recognizing our peers.
Keliann LaConte and Hannah Stewart provided a session on low-budget space-themed programs, entitled “Out-of-this-World Programs on a Down-to-Earth Budget” at the Association for Rural and Small Libraries annual conference in St. George, Utah (September 2017).
Fortunately, I got the Horner fellowship and I could visit many libraries for two weeks. So, I got off the plane at Phoenix with expectation that I could learn many things from libraries in the United States.