Engaged Librarianship: Finding Professional Fulfillment for Yourself and Your Staff

Engaged Librarianship: Finding Professional Fulfillment for Yourself and Your Staff eCourse

You must complete your registration in advance of the eCourse by following the instructions contained in the PDF download that accompanies your purchase. The download can be found on the final confirmation screen after you complete your purchase and may also be accessed from your account. Select "My Account" and then select the "Files" tab to see all of your digital downloads.

$199.00
Item Number:
1541-9460
Dates: 
From:  February 3, 2020
To:  March 1, 2020
Delivery Method: 
Asynchronous
Credentials: 
Attendance Cert.
Duration: 
4 weeks
Estimated Hours of Learning: 
24 Hours
Publisher: 
ALA Publishing eLearning Solutions
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Getting stuck in a professional rut can be toxic for the workplace. In order to be successful at your job, you need to be engaged and fulfilled and ensure that you are constantly growing and reflecting.

In this eCourse, you’ll learn how you can avoid getting stuck in a rut as well as how you can get yourself or your staff members unstuck when it happens. Within a “cone of safety,” you’ll work with the instructors to gain objective feedback and reflection on your work and management techniques and learn how to cultivate engagement and fulfillment.

Through your participation in this course, you will:

  • Determine aspects of your job or other library work that you would like to explore
  • Decide, using data provided on employee engagement, what you can do in your daily work to remain engaged and not become stuck
  • Using guided discussion, reflection, and the collective wisdom of the experienced facilitators and participants, map out a specific path to stay engaged within the profession
     

Upon purchase you will receive a registration PDF in the form of a digital download. This PDF contains a link to our Registration page and a password. You must download this PDF and follow the instructions in order to complete the registration. The download link can be found on the final confirmation screen after you complete your purchase, and may also be accessed by selecting "My Account" at the top of your screen and then selecting the "Files" tab. Confirmation with login instructions, reminders, and alerts will go to the email address used in the registration.

How this eCourse Works
The eCourse begins on February 3, 2020. Your participation will require approximately four to five hours a week, at times that fit your schedule. There are no live sessions. All activities take place on the website, and you will be expected to

  • Read, listen to or view online content
  • Post to online discussion boards
  • Complete weekly assignments or activities

Instructors Richard Moniz & Martin House will monitor discussion boards regularly during the 4-week period, lead group discussions, and will also answer individual questions. All interaction will take place on the eCourse site, which will be available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. It's recommended that students log into the site on the first day of class or within a few days for an overview of the content and to begin the first lesson.

User Requirements

Participants will need regular access to a computer with an internet connection for online message boards participation, viewing online video, listening to streaming audio (mp3 files), and downloading and viewing PDFs and PowerPoint files. ALA Publishing eLearning Solutions eCourses are fully compatible with Windows and MacOs.

Bulk Orders

This eCourse is licensed for a single user. For pricing on bulk purchases in excess of $1,000, please contact us for more information.

Richard Moniz

Dr. Richard Moniz is the director of library services at the Horry-Georgetown Technical College, which has campuses in Conway, Georgetown, and Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. He previously served as the director of library services for Johnson & Wales University’s North Miami campus from 1997 to 2004 and was director of library services for Johnson & Wales University’s Charlotte campus from 2004 to 2018. He is also an adjunct instructor for the University of North Carolina at Greensboro’s LIS program. In addition to publishing numerous articles, Moniz is the sole author of the textbook Practical and Effective Management of Libraries (2010) and the coauthor or coeditor of six other books: Fundamentals for the Academic Liaison (2014), The Personal Librarian: Enhancing the Student Experience (2014), The Mindful Librarian (2016), Librarians and Instructional Designers: Innovation and Collaboration (2016), The Dysfunctional Library: Challenges and Solutions to Workplace Relationships (2017), and Recipes for Mindfulness in Your Library (2019).

Dr. Martin House

Dr. Martin House has served as Assistant Director for Public Services at Central Piedmont Community College since 2010. Prior to his work at the community college, House worked in a variety of roles at the Charlotte Mecklenburg Public Library, where he held a manager role for several years. Over the course of his career, he has always had an interest in user and staff engagement. Using the social sciences perspective, he is working to unravel the role of burnout and job demands and resources in the library workplace. His dissertation, “Community College Librarian Burnout and Work Engagement: An Examination of Job Demands and Resources,” shines a light on the issues facing community college librarians in this arena. He has published a related article: “Dealing with Workplace Complexities and Engaging Staff” published in Leading the 21st-Century Academic Library: Successful Strategies for Envisioning and Realizing Preferred Futures. His professional interests also include technology and patron services.

If you have any questions about this eCourse, please contact us at elsmarketing@ala.org.

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Accommodations are offered based on user needs. For transcription or other accessibility requests, please contact us at elsmarketing@ala.org.

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