2010 NYLA Annual Conference Programs
How to Be the Bad Guy without Being Bad
Learn how to hold effective performance improvement discussions and build personal responsibility for performance, shifting it from the manager to the employee.
I Still Don’t Want to Talk About It
Presenters will discuss sensitive administrative issues such as disciplining employees, staff evaluations, sexual tension, and ways to make effective decisions. Session handouts: Employee Rights; Negative Staff.
Construction Project Communications
Hear advice from librarians and an architect about managing communication with stakeholders during a construction project.
Survive a State Financial Audit
Learn how to bring your library into compliance before an audit.
Sensitive and Effective Intervention Techniques
Learn from a clinical psychologist how to interact with mentally ill and emotionally charged patrons. Session handout: Sensitive and Effective Intervention Techniques.
21 Ideas for 21st Century Libraries
Twenty-one examples related to Library 2.0 technology, facilities, customer service, and more will be presented.
Team Building: Your Story Starts Here
The first step in marketing your library is getting your staff on the same page. This workshop will cover how to build collective vision.
The Hyperlinked Library
What emerging trends are changing libraries? This presentation provides a roadmap toward becoming the Hyperlinked Library.
Speaker: Michael Stephens, Ph.D., Dominican University
Managing Up and Down
Learn how to recognize professional advancement opportunities and mentor employees with management potential.
Continuing Education Sessions
CE-C: Cover Your Library’s Ass(ets), Part 1: Legal Advice for Library Leaders
As a library leader, part of your job is to protect the community’s investment in your library and its assets. Here’s your chance to get a more comprehensive look at some of the less glamorous areas of administration. Attendees will understand the legal issues that arise in day-to-day library business; become familiar with the organization of New York State’s library/education laws and regulations; know the key components of a contract; understand the legalities surrounding hiring, performance adjustments and firing; have insights into negotiation strategies and techniques; and understand how to comply with open meeting laws.
Financial oversight and the protection of library assets are a core part of a library leader’s job. Checks and balances in financial procedures and appropriate insurance coverage protect the investments your community has made in your library and also serve as a protective barrier against litigation. Attendees will learn the ins and outs of a financial audit. An emphasis will be put on teaching attendees how an audit protects board members from liability, indicates areas for improvement, and insures the library can face scrutiny by the public. Session handout: Audits for Library Leaders.