How to Be an Influential Librarian – Leading and Mentoring from Wherever you Are
Sponsored by: ALCTS Leadership Development Committee
Cosponsored by: LLAMA Mentoring Committee and the ALA New Members Round Table (NMRT)
Saturday, June 24th from 1:00-2:30 pm
McCormick Place, W184bc
Librarians in any stage of their career can learn to be influential leaders in not only their own organization, but the library world as a whole. Attendees will learn how to build and leverage strong mentor/mentee relationships, both formal and informal, allowing them to connect and influence from either role. By focusing on interpersonal and communication skills, attendees will be able to effectively support their colleagues and organization by leading from wherever they are.
Our speakers represent librarians from early, mid, and late career points. We have Madison Sullivan (a new librarian at the University of Washington and formerly a fellow at NCSU), Rachel Fleming (the Collections Initiatives Librarian at University of Tennessee at Chattanooga), and Maureen Sullivan (leadership consultant and past president of ALA). We’re hoping this session will be engaging, allowing both speakers and attendees to connect and share their experiences.