2014 PLD Winter Mini-Conference: Late Afternoon Sessions
2:45 - 4:00
Attendees are to choose one of the following sessions to attend.
The Hopeful Workplace
Speaker: Joan Frye Williams
In recent years there’s been a fair amount of doom and gloom in library-land, but consultant Joan Frye Williams is having none of it! In this upbeat session, Joan will explore how we can get out of the rat race that says "do more with less" and shift our focus to ways to "do different with less." She’ll offer practical techniques for improving your own job satisfaction and moving your organization in a more positive direction. Come learn about how we can all support each other, build trust and confidence, and develop services that recapture that feeling of success for ourselves and our communities.
Feng Shui Uncluttered
Speaker: Katie Rogers, certified Feng Shui consultant in the Tibetan Black Hat tradition
Who knew that moving a chair here or a picture there could have such an impact on one's life? Feng shui is an ancient art form built on the notion that our home and/or office reflects our self. Make changes in the space, and you'll see changes in your life! Katie Rogers will give do-able solutions to improve the quality of your home or office, so that you can experience positive changes in all aspects of your life, including career, money, reputation, love, health, and family. It's kind of like Therapy...for the Office. Or Interior Design...for your Lifestyle and Deepest Wishes.
Kids Programming with Limited Resources
Speaker: April Wallace, Pinson Public Library
Little or no staff? Little or no budget? No problem! We will share ideas and programs for small libraries with small budgets.
Programming for the Library of the Future: Outside the Stacks
Speaker: Nancy Sanford, Executive Director, Florence-Lauderdale Public Library
Speaker: Abby Carpenter, Adult Services Manager, Florence-Lauderdale Public Library
With the societal transition into the use of modern technology and ebooks, public libraries are finding new, unconventional ways to remain relevant within their communities. In our community, we have attracted an increased number of library visitors through innovative programs and services such as the circulation of guitars, television series premiere parties, do-it-yourself demonstrations, and more! Come find out why we selected these particular offerings for our community, how we incorporated such new activities into our everyday tasks, and the marketing strategies we used to engage a new, diverse population of library users.