Leading from the Middle (PLA On-Demand Webinar)—INDIVIDUAL USER

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Price: 
$49.00
ALA Member 
$49.00
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$33.00
Item Number:
2020-0101
Delivery Method: 
On-Demand
Duration: 
1 hour
Publisher: 
PLA
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A PLA 2020 Virtual Conference On-Demand Session

Leaders in middle management face a unique set of circumstances: they are responsible for carrying forward the key goals of upper management as well as the goals and needs of the staff they directly supervise. In this session, we identify which key skills are helpful to hone as a middle manager, possible pitfalls to avoid, and techniques on how to find points of cooperation in difficult situations.

Originally presented as part of the PLA 2020 Virtual Conference on February 27, 2020.

Running time: 1 hour

At the conclusion of this on-demand webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Negotiate the needs of staff you supervise with high-level administrative goals;
  • Identify key skills most useful for middle managers and how to utilize them in everyday situations; and
  • Learn to effectively communicate between various communication styles and diverse populations.

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Jessica Trujillo

Jessica Trujillo is currently the head of Youth & Teen Services at the Montclair Public Library in New Jersey. She has held positions as a young adult and children's librarian. She received her B.A. from the University of Washington, Seattle and M.L.I.S. from Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ. She is currently serving as a member-at-large for the New Jersey Library Association's Executive Board and was a 2008 ALSC sponsored ALA Emerging Leader.

Selwa Shamy

Selwa Shamy is assistant director at Montclair Public Library in New Jersey. In the middle of her library career, which started in 1989, she took a break and co-owned a yoga/bodywork studio. She brings a holistic lens to library work and is passionate about advocating for library users and workers, focusing on directing more resources and services to traditionally marginalized communities. She is a fan of organizational structures that empower and value all library workers.

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