Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Thursday Webinar - "Library Advocacy: Everyday Marketing Tools and Techniques" with Dr. Sue Alman


Please consider joining us for this special Library 2.0 75-minute webinar (live and recorded) with Dr. Sue Alman, this Thursday, February 21st, 2019, at 4:00 pm Eastern Standard Time. You do not need to attend the live session to purchase this webinar, but doing so allows you to participate in the Q+A.

OVERVIEW: Library marketing can be effective without the expense of hiring a marketing and PR firm. Promoting the library can be a fun and productive task for all employees and library users IF time is spent on developing a communication plan and providing content for print materials, social media, and word-of-mouth interactions.

In this Webinar, you will learn some ways to advocate your library's resources and services for your constituencies of users, non-users, and administrators/funders. This speed-marketing session will provide an overview of the need to have a communications plan for sending your messages to the intended audiences through a variety of mediums, and WOM (Word-of-Mouth) marketing, social media, and print formats will be discussed. At the end of the session, participants will have ideas about ways to create a library buzz online, f2f, and inside/outside the library.

AUDIENCE: This program is suited to all levels of library staff and administrators who interact with users, non-users, and internal and external funders. However, it is the responsibility of organizational leaders to develop the communication strategies and messages that others will deliver to the constituencies.

COST: $95/person - includes access to the live session as well as the recording, access to the attendee discussion forum, and a certificate of attendance. (For group or other purchases, please email steve@learningrevolution.com.)

TO REGISTER: Click HERE and then click on the "JOIN WEBINAR" button to the top right. You will first need to be a member of Library 2.0 (free) and be logged in. Please click "Sign Up" on the top right and we'll get you approved quickly. To submit a purchase order, or with any registration difficulties, questions, or interest in group rates, contact steve@learningrevolution.com.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES: 
  • To recognize the components that are needed to develop a communications plan for your library
  • Identify resources and services offered by your library that need to be promoted
  • Determine group(s) of users, non-users, or funders that need to know about library successes
  • Explore methods that should be used to advocate the library: print materials; social media; conversation starters; and, 1-minute elevator speeches
  • Understand how to teach staff to be frontline advocates for your branch library.
  • Create a bi-weekly or monthly message(s) to promote your library and its resources/services to the target audience(s).

DR. SUE ALMAN

Dr. Sue Alman has taught graduate courses, webinars, and workshops in marketing and public relations for libraries for nearly 20 years, and her students have created award-winning marketing and PR projects.  Dr. Alman’s book, Marketing for Libraries, is in its second edition.
Sue earned her PhD from the University of Pittsburgh and has held positions in a variety of library types. Prior to her appointment as a full-time faculty member at the San Jose State University iSchool in 2012, Sue coordinated the Library Associates Program (University of Michigan) and the LIS online program (University of Pittsburgh.)  As an online educator she developed and offered a MOOC for the SJSU iSchool, and she coordinated two Library 2.0 online conferences, The Emerging Future (2015) and Blockchain (2018). 

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

March 13th Library 2.0 Mini-Conference "Shaping the Future of Libraries with Instructional Design"



We hope you'll consider joining our first Library 2.019 mini-conference: "Shaping the Future of Libraries with Instructional Design," which will be held online (and for free) on Wednesday, March 13th, from 12:00 - 3:00 pm US-Pacific Daylight Time (click for your own time zone).

(We have had an incredible response to this program, but there are no registration limitations, so sign right up! At the bottom of this email is a list of the general sessions that have currently been accepted.)

This is a conference for librarians, instructional designers and educators to share their work and challenges, as well as for those who believe in the value of integrating instructional design into their practice to help them innovate and evolve library services for the future. We invite all library professionals, employers, LIS students, and educators to participate in this event.

This is a free event, being held live online and also recorded.
REGISTER HERE
to attend live and/or to receive the recording links afterward.
Please also join the Library 2.0 network to be kept updated on this and future events.

Instructional Designers, technologists, and online learning specialists are in high demand across all levels of education as it shifts online. In 2004, the Blended Librarians Online Learning Community was established to promote the adoption of instructional design and technology as a vital skill set for librarians seeking to more deeply integrate their teaching and learning initiatives into the curriculum and community. Since then, instructional design and dedicated staff positions to support it, have become more commonplace in and critical to libraries, particularly at colleges and universities, but they are by no means ubiquitous.

This edition of Library 2.019 will bring together the community of librarians, instructional designers and other educators whose work happens at the intersection of instructional design, educational technology, learning, and libraries. This is also a conference for those wanting to learn more about how instructional designers are advancing the educational mission of their libraries and institutions, how the latest innovations in educational technology are being applied in libraries and classrooms, and what we can expect as instructional design and technology transitions from a peripheral to core function within libraries. While the future of libraries may be uncertain and unpredictable, this is an opportunity to explore how library professionals and their colleagues can shape it through the application of instructional design and technology.

Participants are encouraged to use #library2019 and #libraryid on their social media posts leading up to and during the event.

KEYNOTE PANEL: (organized and moderated by John Shank and Steven Bell)



Dana Bryant
Lead Instructional Technologist for Academic Technology Services, Woodruff Library, at Emory University

Dana Bryant, Ph.D., is the Lead Instructional Technologist for Academic Technology Services, Woodruff Library, at Emory University. Dr. Bryant has 12+ years of faculty instructional design support and undergraduate teaching experience, all while engaging in scholarship and research. Previous roles include Science Education Technology Specialist, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, at Spelman College and Instructional Designer at Emory’s Rollins School of Public Health, in the Center of Public Health Preparedness. In her current role, Dr. Bryant focuses on promoting best practices in course design for higher education, instructional support for Emory’s learning management system (Canvas), and managing the Instructional Design + Technology Community of Practice (IDTCoP) for faculty, support professionals and course content developers across Emory University and Emory Healthcare. Dr. Bryant is an active member of Educause, and the Online Learning Consortium (OLC); she also served as an Exemplary Course Program reviewer for Blackboard, Inc. She has a Ph.D. in Instructional Technology from Georgia State University, and earned an M.S. and BS in Industrial Engineering/Human Computer Interaction from University of Alabama and North Carolina A+T State University, respectively.
https://www.linkedin.com/in/dana-bryant-phd-36078b29/




Michael Flierl
Assistant Professor of Library Science, Purdue University

Michael Flierl is an Assistant Professor of Library Science and Learning Design Specialist at Purdue University Libraries and School of Information Studies. In this position, he aims to enable Purdue students in transition (e.g. first-year and international students) to use information intentionally and creatively to learn. His research interests include informed learning, self-determination theory, and student-centered teaching and learning environments. He has published in Library + Information Science Research, portal: Libraries and the Academy, and The Journal of Academic Librarianship.
https://www.lib.purdue.edu/people/mflierl




Lindsay O'Neill
Faculty, California State University, Fullerton’s Master of Science in Instructional Design and Technology Program

Lindsay O'Neill is a faculty member in California State University, Fullerton’s Master of Science in Instructional Design and Technology program. She was previously the Instructional Design Librarian at the campus’ Pollak Library. Lindsay holds a Master of Education, specializing in Educational Technology/Instructional Design, as well as a Master of Library and Information Science. Under her side business, Lone Pine Learning, Lindsay consults and trains faculty and librarians on effective pedagogy, instructional design, educational technology, elearning development, open licensing, and accessibility.
http://lonepinelearning.com/




Steven J. Bell (moderator)
Associate University Librarian for Research and Instructional Services at Temple University

Steven J. Bell is the Associate University Librarian for Research and Instructional Services at Temple University. He writes and speaks about academic librarianship, learning technologies, library leadership, textbook affordability, higher education, design thinking and user experience. Steven is a past-president of ACRL. He currently writes at Designing Better Libraries, a blog about design thinking and library user experiences. He authors weekly columns for Library Journal Academic Newswire, "From the Bell Tower" and "Leading From the Library." He is co-author of the book “Academic Librarianship by Design” and editor of the book “Crucible Moments: Inspiring Library Leadership.” Steven is an adjunct instructor for San Jose State University's iSchool where he teaches the Design Thinking seminar.
http://stevenbell.info




John D. Shank (moderator)
Head of the Boscov-Lakin Information Commons + Thun Library at Penn State University Libraries

John D. Shank is currently the Head of the Boscov-Lakin Information Commons + Thun Library. He was one of the first Instructional Design Librarians in the country and was promoted to the rank of Full Librarian in 2013. He also is the founding Director of The Center for Learning + Teaching at Penn State Berks. Prior to his appointment in July 2001, he held positions at Bryn Mawr, Haverford, and Montgomery County Community College. He was selected by Library Journal in 2005 as a Mover and Shaker.

His responsibilities include teaching, administration, research, and service. He has taught courses on Communications + Information Technology as well as Culture + Technology. His faculty development efforts include developing the Berks Educational Technology Grant Curriculum Program in 2002. Over the past decade he has directed more than 90 grant projects that have been awarded to 60 faculty, initially impacting over 100 courses and more than 3500 students. These initiatives focus on enhancing teaching pedagogy and the learner-centered educational environment. His research interests include the role, use, and impact of instructional technologies in higher education, online teaching and academic libraries.

He has given hundreds of presentations at conferences, meetings, webinars, and workshops. Additionally, he has authored and coauthored books, book chapters, and articles that focus on library integration into learning management systems, Learning Objects (OERs + Interactive Learning Materials), and the development of instructional design librarian positions. He is the co-founder and Advisory Board Co-Chair of the Blended Librarian Online Community (http://blendedlibrarian.learningtimes.net/), as well as a reviewer for the Journal College + Research Libraries.
https://about.me/BlendedLibrarian


CURRENTLY ACCEPTED GENERAL SESSIONS (you'll be able to attend live or watch the recordings of any of the following):

Ad hoc instructional design: Being an internal consultant
Thomas Weeks, MLIS, MS (IDT)

An Accidental Instructional Design Librarian
Jade Geary, Instructional Design Librarian

Bootstrapping an Instructional Design Librarian Position
Pam Gladis, University Librarian | Kate Borowske, Instructional Design Librarian

Collaborating Deeply: Librarian and Instructional Technology Partnerships
Rebecca Johnson, Virtual Instruction + Emerging Technologies Librarian | Noah Brubaker, PALNI Associate Director

Collaborating in the cold: connecting learners across a Canadian province
Josh Seeland, ACC Library, Lynn Cliplef (Faculty Development Coach) and Caitlin Munn (Director, Learning Commons)

Designing, Delivering, and Evaluating an Interactive Online Learning Experience
Matthew LaBrake, Senior Director, Online Library + Technology Services

Gamifying Instruction: Breakouts and Badges!
Dr. Brenda Boyer

Improving Library Tutorials: The Multimedia Design Principles
Darlene Aguilar, Instructional Design Librarian

Incorporating Instructional Design Principles to Create Faculty Development Programming
Jane Hammons, Teaching and Learning Engagement Librarian

Normalizing Universal Design for Learning in Library Instruction
Samantha Cook, Instructional Design Librarian | Kristina Clement, Student Success Librarian

Supporting Learning Technology Initiatives by using Backward Design and the Reference Interview
Jacqueline Burger, Associate Professor, Learning Technologies Librarian

The Intersection of Instructional Design and Libraries
Leanna Fry Balci, Instructional Design Librarian | Matt Armstrong, Innovation and Online Learning Assistant

Trial & Error: Using Articulate Storyline to build interactive learning modules for information literacy instruction
Stephanie A. Jacobs

Two Times an Instructional Design Librarians
Maya Hobscheid, Instructional Design Librarian

Using a Quality Course Framework to Design Instruction and Librarian-Faculty Collaboration Tools
Donna H Ziegenfuss

When a Hurricane Blows Your Instruction Online
Tammy Ivins, Online + Distance Education Librarian


MORE INFORMATION:
The School of Information at San José State University is the founding conference sponsor. Please register as a member of the Library 2.0 network to be kept informed of future events. Recordings from previous years are available under the Archives tab at Library 2.0 and at the Library 2.0 YouTube channel.

Monday, January 28, 2019

The Parenting 2.0 Workshop - Helping You Become the Parent You Want to Be!

[Please distribute where you feel appropriate! This is a Steve Hargadon / Learning Revolution event.]

Hello, Devoted Parent!

Do you sometimes feel worried and discouraged, or maybe even helpless, hopeless, despairing, and defeated? Do you worry you might actually be "messing up" your child?!

We believe that being a parent is the hardest, but the most rewarding, thing we do in our lives. You can feel hope and confidence again as a parent, knowing that there is a good path forward and that you’re doing the best for your child. 

In our work with parents, we find that almost everybody has at least one parenting challenge that they are anxious to solve. "Please just give me a tool to fix this problem I'm having..." is something we hear a lot! Our Parenting 2.0 Workshop is designed to help you build up your mental and emotional parenting "tool set" so that you feel more confident and capable of being the parent you want to be!

We hope you will consider joining us for this six-week online, video-conference program. You can attend the sessions live and interact with us and with others, or you can choose to just watch the recordings. Either way, we think you'll find that there are simple steps you can take to be a more confident and positive parent.

We look forward to helping you!

Paul Peterson
Steve Hargadon



THE PARENTING 2.0 WORKSHOP
60-minute live sessions (also recorded) on Tuesdays, starting February 19, 2019, for six weeks from 9:00 - 10:00 pm Eastern Time (6:00 - 7:00 pm Pacific / 7:00 - 8:00 pm Mountain / 8:00 - 9:00 pm Central). Live with each session recording posted later that same night.


COST:

$99 per person / $150 for a couple

REGISTRATION:
To register for the workshop, please click on the "Sign Up" button at www.Parenting20.com. You can pay by credit card. To take advantage of the "couple/partners" discount, or with any questions, email steve@learningrevolution.com.

OVERVIEW:
"Parenting 2.0" is about parenting at a higher level. Most parents are doing a better job than they give themselves credit for, and a big part of our Parenting 2.0 workshop is helping you to recognize what you're already doing well, and then to strengthen and build on those things.

Parenting at a higher level also means gaining new perspectives on parenting, and we'll dive deeply into ways that small and simple changes in how we think can dramatically improve our happiness and our family life.

Finally, Parenting 2.0 also recognizes that we live in a new, connected, online and social world--and so do our children. We'll discuss the critical decisions and methods for parenting to create peace and fulfillment in our electronically-saturated era, which often produces the opposite of peace and fulfillment for most people.

OUTLINE:
  • Week 1: "YOUR PARENTING STORY"
    We all have a "story" of what parenting is. We'll explore our own stories, the stories of our parents and significant others, and our cultural stories of parenting. Once you realize that you have a story, you begin to have some control over it. We'll explore the ways in which stories can be "broken" or harmful, how to repair or re-write them, and how this relates to "Parenting 2.0."
  • Week 2: "NAMASTE PARENTING"
    The word "Namaste" is a customary Hindu greeting that has been popularized because it conveys something very significant. One translation is "the divine in me recognizes the divine in you." When we start with a core belief in the inherent worth and value of ourselves and our children, it helps us to see and act in ways that accomplish what we really want with our children.
  • Week 3: "THE SCIENCE OF (LITTLE) PEOPLE"
    There is so much science about how we and our children learn and feel and act that can be really helpful to parenting. We'll talk about temperament, attachment, and attunement as core ways to understand our children and our relationships with them. We'll also explore how this can help us guide our children through their school and life experiences.
  • Week 4: "IT'S ACTUALLY ABOUT YOU"
    This week we'll explore one of the hardest, but most rewarding, things we learn about parenting: that helping our children is more about changing ourselves than it is about changing them. We save this for week four because sometimes we're not ready to hear that until we've dug a little deeply and are comfortable being honest with ourselves. This session is a life-changer.
  • Week 5: "BUILDING CAPABLE PEOPLE"
    What do we really want to accomplish as parents? What is our ultimate hope for our children? Is it to help our children navigate the world and to then become happy, healthy, and productive in their own lives? Being clear about our long-term goals helps us focus on the ways that we can accomplish them, facilitates building a culture in our families that is a lasting gift and legacy to our children, and helps them to craft their own family and parenting stories.
  • Week 6: "WORLD 2.0"
    Just as television dramatically shifted the world of families and parenting for most of our own parents, we're experiencing even more monumental changes to our lives and our children's lives with the advent of the Internet, mobile devices, and social media. Our previous sessions provide us some grounding for having confidence that we can manage the many social and emotional challenges of "World 2.0," and help our children to learn how to self-manage, survive, and thrive in this new world.
HOSTS

Paul Peterson: I'm interested in fostering wellness and health through conversation, hypnosis, and experiential practices like meditation, body movement, and art. I'm a Licensed Associate Marriage and Family Therapist in Arkansas and run my own private practice in Bella Vista. I've published research in a national therapy journal and been invited to present research at two national conferences. I continually try to expand my understanding of how humans change, mostly through wrangling my toddler twins and picking the brain of my brilliant and beautiful wife. And, of course, through study, research, and practice. More at paulwpeterson.com.

Steve Hargadon: My wife and I are the parents of four now-grown children (the oldest of whom is married to Paul!) and the grandparents to four grandchildren. I run large online educational conferences for teachers and librarians, and I started some of the first modern social networks for education. More on my professional site at stevehargadon.com.

Thursday, January 24, 2019

Two New Library 2.0 Webinars: Library Advocacy + Marketing | Coaching Skills for Managers + Supervisors | ALSO: Active Shooter Response Recording

We have two new Library 2.0 Webinars coming up in February.

First is the return of Dr. Steve Albrecht with "Coaching Skills for Library Managers and Supervisors: Getting Better Performance and Behavior From Your Employees One Meeting at a Time" on February 11th.

Then, being announced today, is "Library Advocacy: Everyday Marketing Tools and Techniques" with Dr. Sue Alman on  February 21st.


More details on both are below. Registering for one of the Library 2.0 Webinars gives you access to the live Webinar, as well as any-time access to the recording afterward. To submit a purchase order, or with any registration difficulties, questions, or interest in group rates, contact steve@learningrevolution.com.

The recording of Dr. Albrecht's "Responding to an Active Shooter in the Library: Protecting Patrons and Staff From a Rare But Catastrophic Event" is still available here. ("The active shooter training was fantastic!" said a participant who then bought a site license for all her staff.)



"LIBRARY ADVOCACY: EVERYDAY MARKETING TOOLS AND TECHNIQUES"

A 75-minute webinar (live and recorded) in a special Library 2.0 series with Dr. Sue Alman, being held on Thursday, February 21st, 2019, at 4:00 pm Eastern Standard Time. You do not need to attend the live session to purchase this webinar, but doing so allows you to participate in the Q+A.

OVERVIEW: Library marketing can be effective without the expense of hiring a marketing and PR firm. Promoting the library can be a fun and productive task for all employees and library users IF time is spent on developing a communication plan and providing content for print materials, social media, and word-of-mouth interactions.

In this Webinar, you will learn some ways to advocate your library's resources and services for your constituencies of users, non-users, and administrators/funders. This speed-marketing session will provide an overview of the need to have a communications plan for sending your messages to the intended audiences through a variety of mediums, and WOM (Word-of-Mouth) marketing, social media, and print formats will be discussed. At the end of the session, participants will have ideas about ways to create a library buzz online, f2f, and inside/outside the library.

DR. SUE ALMAN has taught graduate courses, webinars, and workshops in marketing and public relations for libraries for nearly 20 years, and her students have created award-winning marketing and PR projects.  Dr. Alman’s book, Marketing for Libraries, is in its second edition.

Sue earned her PhD from the University of Pittsburgh and has held positions in a variety of library types. Prior to her appointment as a full-time faculty member at the San Jose State University iSchool in 2012, Sue coordinated the Library Associates Program (University of Michigan) and the LIS online program (University of Pittsburgh.)  As an online educator she developed and offered a MOOC for the SJSU iSchool, and she coordinated two Library 2.0 online conferences, The Emerging Future (2015) and Blockchain (2018).




"COACHING SKILLS FOR LIBRARY MANAGERS AND SUPERVISORS: GETTING BETTER PERFORMANCE AND BEHAVIOR FROM YOUR EMPLOYEES ONE MEETING AT A TIME."

A 60-minute webinar (live and recorded) in a special Library 2.0 series with Dr. Steve Albrecht, being held on Monday, February 11th, 2019, at 4:00 pm Eastern Standard Time. You do not need to attend the live session to purchase this webinar, but doing so allows you to participate in the Q+A.

OVERVIEW: You can create a library workplace where focused, motivated, and self-directed employees want to come to work, do their work, interact effectively, and develop and grow. You can use coaching to get these results. Coaching is the use of a series of one or more formal and informal pre-disciplinary meetings, that focus on an employee's performance or behavior. The goals range from career development and promotion to correcting problematic behaviors, to improving performance in specific areas. It’s an employee-centered and time-focused process, using “homework” (projects given to the employees to complete at work), to move the process forward. and setting milestones.

Working together with employees who want or need to change, you can mutually create a realistic prescription for change using tools, shared experiences, guidance, career-path mentoring, and continuing support. When using coaching interventions, employees can be taught to build their skills, redirect unproductive behaviors, and become more self-reliant. This webinar will focus more on coaching tools rather than coaching theories, and will help you solve a complex organizational problem: how to get the very best from your employees, at every level.

As a subject, coaching is often picked up “on the job,” as opposed to more formal training programs or workshops. Coaching skills are not always well-developed, even in senior managers or supervisors, and especially with new ones, who may be good a the technical parts of their jobs but not as much on the “people” side. Some managers and supervisors often feel uncomfortable confronting poor performance or bad behavior, so they let these problems escalate until they become an HR issue or a discipline meeting. This session helps them to have these conversations, using a structured process. We’ll discuss how to overcome excuses, denial, objections, and rationalizations with employees.

DR. STEVE ALBRECHT has taught his half and full-day workshops for thousands of library managers, supervisors, and employees around the country. He is best known for his ALA 2015 book, Library Security, and his programs on library safety and security.

Steve holds a coaching certificate from the Fielding Graduate Institute, as well as a doctoral degree in Business Administration, an M.A. in Security Management, a B.S. in Psychology, and a B.A. in English. He is board certified in HR, security management, employee coaching, and threat assessment.

He has written 21 books on business, security, and law enforcement subjects.




ALSO, RECORDINGS AVAILABLE - "RESPONDING TO AN ACTIVE SHOOTER IN THE LIBRARY: PROTECTING PATRONS AND STAFF FROM A RARE BUT CATASTROPHIC EVENT"

FOR MORE INFORMATION OR TO ORDER, CLICK HERE.

Thursday, January 10, 2019

Library 2.0 Webinar - Coaching Skills for Library Managers and Supervisors: Getting Better Performance and Behavior From Your Employees One Meeting at a Time


"Coaching Skills for Library Managers and Supervisors: Getting Better Performance and Behavior From Your Employees One Meeting at a Time." This is a 60-minute webinar (live and recorded) in a special Library 2.0 series with Dr. Steve Albrecht, being held on Monday, February 11th, 2018.

TO REGISTER, click HERE and then on the JOIN WEBINAR button to the top right. (If you are not already, you will first need to be a free member of Library 2.0 and be logged in. Please click "Sign Up" on the top right and we'll get you approved quickly.)


DR. STEVE ALBRECHT

Dr. Steve Albrecht has taught his half and full-day workshops for thousands of library managers, supervisors, and employees around the country. He is best known for his ALA 2015 book, Library Security, and his programs on library safety and security.

Steve holds a coaching certificate from the Fielding Graduate Institute, as well as a doctoral degree in Business Administration, an M.A. in Security Management, a B.S. in Psychology, and a B.A. in English. He is board certified in HR, security management, employee coaching, and threat assessment.

He has written 21 books on business, security, and law enforcement subjects.

COST: $75/person - includes access to the live session as well as the recording, access to the attendee discussion forum, and a certificate of attendance. (For group or other purchases, please email steve@learningrevolution.com.)

OVERVIEW: You can create a library workplace where focused, motivated, and self-directed employees want to come to work, do their work, interact effectively, and develop and grow. You can use coaching to get these results. Coaching is the use of a series of one or more formal and informal pre-disciplinary meetings, that focus on an employee's performance or behavior. The goals range from career development and promotion to correcting problematic behaviors, to improving performance in specific areas. It’s an employee-centered and time-focused process, using “homework” (projects given to the employees to complete at work), to move the process forward. and setting milestones.

Working together with employees who want or need to change, you can mutually create a realistic prescription for change using tools, shared experiences, guidance, career-path mentoring, and continuing support. When using coaching interventions, employees can be taught to build their skills, redirect unproductive behaviors, and become more self-reliant. This webinar will focus more on coaching tools rather than coaching theories, and will help you solve a complex organizational problem: how to get the very best from your employees, at every level.

As a subject, coaching is often picked up “on the job,” as opposed to more formal training programs or workshops. Coaching skills are not always well-developed, even in senior managers or supervisors, and especially with new ones, who may be good a the technical parts of their jobs but not as much on the “people” side. Some managers and supervisors often feel uncomfortable confronting poor performance or bad behavior, so they let these problems escalate until they become an HR issue or a discipline meeting. This session helps them to have these conversations, using a structured process. We’ll discuss how to overcome excuses, denial, objections, and rationalizations with employees.

AUDIENCE: This program works best for library directors, managers, and supervisors, or staff employees who are acting supervisors or are in line to promote in the near future. These skills work best for employees who will guide the direction of others, at some point in their careers. Library directors can send their line-level supervisor and even future leaders to this session, to best be able to help their success with coaching situations and interventions.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES: 
  • The need for coaching skills: what is is and isn’t.
  • How to have coaching conversations with a range of employees at all levels.
  • How to use a structured process, “homework,” and follow-ups to coach.
  • Coaching methods: in-person, over the phone, by e-mail.
  • Know how and when to assign homework as part of coaching: articles, books, instruments, or web site reviews.
  • How to overcome coaching objections by employees.
  • Making the business case for coaching: how to prove ROI success.
  • Defining and using “event-driven” coaching as an intervention method with reluctant, hostile, or apprehensive employees.
  • Coaching employees outside your department: how and why.
  • Knowing how to use pre-coaching interview techniques and/or self-assessment tools to build rapport and lessen resistance to new ideas.
  • Discussing and following ethical ground rules for coaching, related to disclosure, privacy, confidentiality, and reporting to senior management.
  • Knowing when to use the four coaching methodologies: strategic, developmental, corrective, and special needs.
  • Understanding the four possible coaching employee archetypes: the Rising Star, the Problem Child, the Plow Horse, and the Smart Slacker.
  • Using “Personal Accountability Meetings” when coaching is not working.
  • Creating and use feedback tools for post-coaching follow-ups.

TO REGISTER, click HERE and then on the JOIN WEBINAR button to the top right. (If you are not already, you will first need to be a free member of Library 2.0 and be logged in. Please click "Sign Up" on the top right and we'll get you approved quickly.)

You can also still purchase and access the recordings of Dr. Albrecht's webinar "Responding to an Active Shooter in the Library: Protecting Patrons and Staff From a Rare But Catastrophic Event" from this past November. Click HERE to do so.

Monday, January 07, 2019

Join Us in Chicago for the Fourth Annual Global Leadership Summit - March 15, 2019


The fourth annual Global Leadership Summit will be held on Friday, March 15th, 2019 from 8:30 am - 3:30 pm at the Marriott Marquis Chicago at McCormick Place, Chicago, IL. This event is hosted by ASCD and GlobalEd Events.


About the Summit

The annual Global Leadership Summit, cohosted by ASCD and GlobalEd Events, will convene classroom teachers, school and district administrators, and thought leaders in a full-day interactive, engaging program that empowers educators to lead classroom, school, districts, states, and policy arenas in supporting students as change agents in their own communities and around the world. The Global Leadership Summit will provide participants with the unique opportunity to:
  • Develop the capacity to lead classrooms and educational systems that foster in students the will and the skill to tackle problems of real-world significance locally and globally.
  • Discover effective resources, best practices, and new ideas that can help students develop empathy, perspective recognition, critical thinking, problem-solving, communication and collaboration skills, and other competencies that students need to succeed in an interconnected world.
  • Design creative ways to advocate and implement global learning initiatives. 
  • Network with innovative and inspiring teachers, principals, district leaders, thought leaders, and education organizations from around the country and the world committed to educating students for a diverse, global society.
This professional learning event includes thought-provoking practitioner and expert panelists, student speakers, and an interactive design thinking challenge on "How can schools cultivate a culture of changemaking?" Participants will walk away with resources and action steps for bringing your ideas to life in your classroom, school, district, or organization. Lunch is included.

The opening keynote speaker is Terry Godwaldt, Executive Director, The Centre for Global Education. More information on our featured speakers is below. The Global Leadership Summit is a pre-conference special event at ASCD’s Empower19: The Conference for Every Educator and part of the Global Education Conference Network’s fourth annual Global Leadership Week.

To register and to for additional information on the program and speakers, visit http://www.ascd.org/conferences/global-leadership-summit.aspx. Space is limited--this event sold out last year, and it's currently the number one pre-registered event for ASCD Empower19. 

Register today to reserve your spot! 

Agenda

8:00 – Coffee and sign-in
8:30 – Welcome
8:45 – Opening Keynote Address: Supporting Student Agency in a Rapidly Changing World
9:30 – Panel 1: Leading from the Classroom: Inspiring Students as Global Change Agents
10:30 – Break
10:45 – Panel 2: Enacting Systems-Level Change to Support Global Learning
11:45 – Panel Debrief
12:00 – Lunch (provided)
12:30 – Student Speakers: Learn from inspiring local students making a global impact through the Illinois Global Scholar capstone project
1:00 – Design Challenge: Go through the steps of design thinking to answer the question: How can schools cultivate a culture of change-making? Walk away with resources and action steps for bringing your ideas to life in your classroom, school, district, or organization.
3:15 – Closing Remarks 
3:30 – End of Event

Featured Speakers



Terry Godwaldt
Executive Director, The Centre for Global Education

Terry Godwaldt, founder and executive director of the Centre for Global Education, is passionate about making a *global* education a *normal* education. From Singapore to Seattle, Australia to Alberta, Godwaldt helps educators integrate authentic, globally minded learning experiences into their classrooms. These experiences empower students to see themselves as global citizens addressing the world’s most challenge questions. For his work in reshaping the classroom, Godwaldt has received the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee award and the ASCD award for Innovative Teaching.

Keynote Address: Supporting Student Agency in a Rapidly Changing World



Dana Mortenson
Cofounder and CEO, World Savvy

Dana Mortenson is the cofounder and chief executive officer of World Savvy, a national education nonprofit working to educate and engage youth as responsible global citizens. World Savvy supports change agents in K–12 education to create more inclusive, adaptive schools that ensure all young people can develop the skills and dispositions they need to thrive in a more diverse, interconnected world. World Savvy programs provide support at three critical levels to deeply integrate global competence into teaching, learning, and culture: student engagement, teacher capacity, and school and district leadership support. Since 2002, Mortenson has led the organization through significant national expansion, reaching more than 655,000 middle and high school youth and 4,500 educators across 25 states and 5 countries, from offices based in Minneapolis, San Francisco, and New York. She is an Ashoka Fellow, was named one of The New Leaders Council’s 40 Under 40 Progressive American Leaders, and was winner of the Tides Foundation’s Jane Bagley Lehman award for excellence in public advocacy in 2014. She is a frequent speaker on global education and social entrepreneurship at high profile convenings, including Harvard University School of Education; 21st Century Schools Consortium; Nebraska Global Education Consortium; TABS/NAIS Global Symposium; TEDx Fargo; the Ashoka Future Forum; the Latin America Changemaker Education Summit in Bogota, Colombia; and SXSWedu. World Savvy’s work has been featured in The New York Times, on Edutopia, and on a range of local and national media outlets covering education and innovation.

Emcee and Design Challenge Facilitator



Lucy Gray
Cofounder, Global Education Conference Network

Lucy Gray is the co-founder of the Global Education Conference Network, a 27,000 member community of practice focused on connecting educators and organizations around the world. Gray previously taught elementary grade levels in Chicago Public Schools and middle school computer science at the University of Chicago Laboratory Schools. She also has worked at the University of Chicago’s Urban Education Institute and the Center for Elementary Mathematics and Science Education and currently serves as the director of educational technology at North Shore Country Day School. Gray is an educational innovation consultant working with schools, organizations, and corporations. In her consulting life, she has led CoSN’s Leadership for Mobile Learning initiative, developed strategic plans and content for companies, provided professional Gray is the recipient of ISTE’s Making It Happen award and the Apple Distinguished Educator and Google Certified Innovator distinctions.

Panel 1 Moderator: Leading from the Classroom: Inspiring Students as Global Change Agents



Mohamed Abdel-Kader
Executive Director, The Stevens Initiative

Mohamed Abdel-Kader is executive director of the Stevens Initiative at the Aspen Institute. He previously served in the administration of President Barack Obama as Deputy Assistant Secretary for International and Foreign Language Education at the U.S. Department of Education. In that role, Abdel-Kader was responsible for encouraging and promoting the study of foreign languages and the study other countries’ cultures at the elementary, secondary, and postsecondary levels in the United States. Prior to his government service, Abdel-Kader held roles at Georgetown University and George Mason University and has advised a variety of clients on organizational strategy, doing business in emerging markets, intercultural communication, and cultural competency in international philanthropy. Abdel-Kader is a trustee of the Longview Foundation for International Education & World Affairs.

Panel 2 Moderator: Enacting Systems-Level Change to Support Global Learning



Seth Brady
Naperville Central High School/Project Director, Illinois Global Scholar

Seth Brady has been an educator at Naperville Central High School in Illinois since 2004. His course load typically includes sections on comparative religions, world cultures, sociology, and capstone. In 2013, Brady was named a Teachers for Global Classrooms Fellow by the U.S. Department of State and studied religion and culture in Indonesia. This fellowship led to the creation of Illinois Global Scholar, a statewide global education certificate that awards merit on the state transcript to high school students who demonstrate global competence. Brady is an author of the Religious Studies Supplement to the C3, a finalist for Illinois State Teacher of the Year, and winner of the Dream Big Teacher Challenge. He lives in Naperville with his wife, Allison, and their three school-age children.

Panelist, Discussion 2: "Enacting Systems-Level Change to Support Global Learning"



Helga Keller Fasciano
Consultant, HKF Consulting

Helga Keller Fasciano is a global education consultant with HKF Consulting. She is retired from the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, she most recently served as the special assistant of global education. Some of her accomplishments included implementing the North Carolina State Board of Education Global Education Action Items: the Global Educator Digital Badge, the Global-Ready Schools and District Implementation Rubrics and Designation Application, and Dual Language/Immersion Program Expansion. Fasciano is experienced in education management for federal grants and programs at state education agencies, including Title III, ESL, world languages, standards, and curriculum & instruction.

Panelist, Discussion 2: "Enacting Systems-Level Change to Support Global Learning"



Matt Nink
Executive Director, Global Youth Leadership Institute and Stuart Center for Global Leadership at Lake Forest Academy

Matt Nink is the founding executive director for both the Stuart Center for Global Leadership at Lake Forest Academy in Lake Forest, Illinois, and the Global Youth Leadership Institute (GYLI) in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He also has 20 years of experience as an award-winning English teacher and administrator at four high schools in Wisconsin and Illinois. Among his achievements, Nink has developed and improved leadership, diversity, service, and retreat programs for students and teachers. He has created engaging curriculum and measurement tools that have received national attention for GYLI’s four pillars: collaborative leadership, multicultural identity, religious pluralism and environmental sustainability. He has conducted successful student and faculty workshops at K–12 schools and universities throughout the United States, as well as in Costa Rica, the Dominican Republic, India, Nigeria, and Panama. He has presented at many conferences in North America, Asia, and Europe.

Panelist, Discussion 1: "Leading from the Classroom: Inspiring Students as Global Change Agents"



Jim Reese
Director, the Professional Development Collaborative at Washington International School

Jim Reese is the founding director of the Professional Development Collaborative at Washington International School in Washington, D.C. The PD Collaborative provides opportunities for area educators to deepen and broaden their capacity to inspire deep thinking in learners, educate for global competence, and share best practices with the community at large. A long-time consultant with Project Zero, a research group at Harvard University's Graduate School of Education, Reese supports a number of initiatives that focus on global competence. He earned a doctorate degree in curriculum and instruction from George Washington University.

Panelist, Discussion 2: "Enacting Systems-Level Change to Support Global Learning"



Jessica Stovall
Educator and Doctoral Student, Stanford University

Jessica Stovall is a doctoral student in the Graduate School of Education at Stanford. She studies Race, Inequality, and Language in Education (RILE), and she is working to interrupt systemic racial achievement disparities. A recipient of the 2014 Fulbright Distinguished Award in Teaching, Stovall spent a semester in Wellington, New Zealand, studying educational debts between white and indigenous Māori students. Since her return, she has embarked on two projects—a comprehensive teacher professional development program and a workbook for teachers—focused on eliminating the racial predictability of student achievement. Before Stanford, Stovall was an English teacher and instructional coach for 11 years, and she is currently the teacher’s assistant for the Stanford Teacher Education Program (STEP) English Curriculum and Instruction sequence. In her spare time, she serves on the ASCD Global Education Advisory Board and creates professional development programs around equity for school districts.

Panelist, Discussion 1: "Leading from the Classroom: Inspiring Students as Global Change Agents"



Erin Towns
Global Educator, Edward Little High School

Erin Towns is a 19-year veteran social studies teacher at Edward Little High School in Maine. Fiercely dedicated to global education, she uses professional fellowship experiences in Japan, Kazakhstan, China, Germany, and Ethiopia to help Maine students investigate the world, examine cultural perspectives, and apply knowledge learned to take direct action on global contemporary issues. Students create resources for authentic local, state, national, and international audiences to address social and environmental problems. Towns was recently selected as one of the 2018 National Geographic Teacher Program Fellows for her commitment to geographic and global education.

Panelist, Discussion 1: "Leading from the Classroom: Inspiring Students as Global Change Agents"



Kelisa Wing
2017 DoDEA Teacher of the Year/ Professional Development Specialist, Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA)

Kelisa Wing is a professional development specialist with the Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) in Alexandria, VA. She is the 2017 DoDEA State Teacher of the Year, the 2017 UMUC Outstanding Alumnae of the Year, and a 2016 ASCD Emerging Leader. She is the author of Weeds & Seeds: How to Stay Positive in the Midst of Life's Storms and Promises and Possibilities: Dismantling the School to Prison Pipeline. Wing holds a bachelor's degree in English from The University of Maryland University College, a master’s degree in secondary education, and an educational specialist degree with a concentration in curriculum, instruction and educational leadership from the University of Phoenix. She is currently enrolled at Walden University in the doctoral program.

Panelist, Discussion 1: "Leading from the Classroom: Inspiring Students as Global Change Agents"


GlobalEd Events produces a series of events designed to bring together and support the global education community via educational technology. Starting in 2010, the founders, Lucy Gray and Steve Hargadon, have maintained an online community, the Global Education Conference Network, and produced innovative physical and virtual events for global educators and organizations. These events have included the online Global Education Conference, Global Education Day, Global Collaboration Day, Global Leadership Week, and the Global Student Conference.

Wednesday, December 19, 2018

NEW Library 2.0 Webinar Series - Quickly Vote for What You Want!

The Library 2.0 project now has over 50,000 email subscribers, and on November 20th we offered our "Responding to an Active Shooter in the Library" Webinar with Dr. Steve Albrecht. This was the first paid Webinar we've ever offered, and we were really glad that it was so appreciated by librarians.

While Library 2.0 will continue to offer our great series of free mini-conferences ("Instructional Design" coming up on March 13th), we're going to plan a series of fee-based Webinars, and it would really help to know what topics you are most interested in.

This should take less than 60 seconds! THANK YOU!