Issues and Trends

Event Planning 101: You're Already an Event Planner. Here's How to Be an Even Better One (webinar)

Competency: Adult (General)

Designs, implements and sponsors library programs
that provide opportunities for information, entertainment and lifelong learning

don't always think of themselves as event planners, we prefer the word
"programmer." But programs and events are very similar and very important to
library missions and goals. Proper event planning can make or break a program,
and set your library apart.

this interactive training and discussion, you'll learn that you're already an
event planner, but may just be missing out on some of the knowledge. In this
webinar you'll get some of that knowledge, and receive guidance on navigating
library structure, policies, personalities and more to create a signature


will learn about:

  • Pre-event
    planning, how to focus your event and create a timeline

  • Basics of
    vendors and sponsorships

  • Marketing and PR
    tips and tricks

  • Help to navigate
    event planning within library structure, locations and policies


SERLS Member Libraries: $0.00

All Other Libraries: $15.00

Thursday, January 12, 2017 -
14:00 to 15:00

So You Think You Want to Be a Manager: What the Job Description Won't Tell You (webinar)

Competency: Library Management

Sub-Category: Personnel

Not everyone wants to become a manager, but for those who think they
do, it's important to consider "Why?" Is it better pay, greater
power, or more prestige?

During this webinar, we will review expectations that people often have about managerial positions and how those expectations compare to reality.  

We will discuss the skills and abilities you need to be an effective manager and how you can adjust expectations in order to have a successful transition to management instead of a rude awakening. 

will learn:


  • Identify their own motivations
    for wanting to become a manager

  • Compare their expectations to
    real-life managerial scenarios
  •  Learn which skills, abilities and
    qualities will help them become an effective  and successful manager

      SERLS Member Libraries: $0.00

      All Other Libraries: $15.00

      Thursday, January 26, 2017 -
      14:00 to 15:00

      How-To Identify Your Stress Triggers and Manage Your Stress for a Happier, Healthier Life (webinar)

      Competency: Personal/Interpersonal

      Sub-Category: Anticipates
      stressful situations (fear, conflict, negativity, complacency) and applies
      strategies to address it


      Let's face it. Our work environment can be
      very stressful. While you can't make that stress magically disappear, you can
      learn how to manage what comes up, how to maintain your calm in the middle of
      the chaos and make decisions that get the best job done without you losing it
      or being detrimental to your health and well-being.


      In this interactive and informative session,
      you'll learn how to identify what triggers your stress and where your stress
      may be coming from, and easy-to-implement ways to manage it if it does come up
      along with "new" habits to implement into your life to keep you stress-free in
      the first place.


      A stress-free, healthier and happier you will
      lead to a stress-free, healthier and happier work environment.

      SERLS Member Libraries: $0.00

      All Other Libraries: $15.00

      Thursday, January 19, 2017 -
      14:00 to 15:00