CARL Virtual Conference

Friday, April 11th, all day in Blackboard collaborate

The day will consist of original virtual presentations consistent with this year's theme, Leadership in Action, along with two sessions offering highlights from the main CARL conference which takes place April 4-6 in San Jose. Sessions will be 50 minutes in length and will include a question and answer period. We are still adding to the program and finalizing the schedule, so check this website for updates.

Registration fee: $50, or FREE with registration to the main conference.

***If you are registered for the main CARL conference, you do not need to register for virtual***

9:05am - 9:55am Motivating Library Employees Samantha Hines, University of Montana
10:00-10:50 Mentoring the Way for Future Librarians Who Staff Our Libraries Annie Knight, Christina Diep and Wenling Tseng, Chapman University
11:00-11:50 Encouraging Liberal Arts Undergraduates to Become Librarians: A Mellon Funded Project Emily Bergman, University of Southern California, Marla Peppers, Cal State Los Angeles, and Jennifer Masunaga, Loyola Marymount University
12:00-12:15 Main conference highlights I  
12:15-1:30 Lunch  
1:30-2:20 Growing a Learning Organization Environment Margaret Driscoll, UC Santa Barbara
2:30-3:20 Developing Leadership through Your Personal Vision, Mentoring, and Professional Development Theresa Byrd, University of San Diego
3:30-3:45 Main conference highlights II  

Questions? Contact Jacqui Grallo at jgrallo@csumb.edu or 831.582.3142. Thank
you!

SESSION ABSTRACTS

Motivating Library Employees

Samantha Hines, University of Montana

Doing more and more with less and less, and raises hard to be found, library leaders may find their workers stuck in a thankless position, at least as we see traditional forms of thanks in the workplace. This presentation will examine the current thinking on how to motivate employees in the workplace, including Daniel Pink's recent book, Drive, and translate these ideas to a library audience. Attendees from any level in the library will learn easy ways beyond money to make their workers feel more appreciated, from the volunteer to the middle manager, to the dean/director or the board (or even how to motivate yourself!).

Mentoring the Way for Future Librarians Who Staff Our Libraries

Annie Knight, Christina Diep and Wenling Tseng, Chapman University

Mentoring library staff who are MLIS candidates provides a unique opportunity for librarians to support the professional development of these students in-house. This presentation will highlight the experience and insights of an MLIS candidate receiving cross-training and mentorship in various aspects of academic librarianship, including reference, instructional technology, collection development, and committee service. Time management and workflow issues will be addressed with regard to the staff member's workload. Participants will have the opportunity to ask questions and share related experiences.

Developing Leadership through Your Personal Vision, Mentoring, and Professional Development

Theresa Byrd, University of San Diego

How does a librarian become a leader? In the competitive academic job market, it is never too soon in a librarian's career to think about this issue. Whether you are new to the profession, mid-career, or a veteran librarian, you may have pondered questions such as: How do some librarians land great jobs? What skills do I need to get promoted? How do I prepare for my next job? During this session, Dr. Theresa Byrd, Dean of the University of San Diego Library, will discuss the role of a personal vision statement, mentors, and professional development in learning the hard and soft skills required to become a leader in an academic library. Join her for a lively question and answer period.

Growing a Learning Organization Environment

Margaret Driscoll, UC Santa Barbara

What IS a Learning Organization anyway? A learning organization:

  • Encourages and supports continuous learning, critical and innovative thinking.
  • Allows mistakes and values employee contributions.
  • Learns from experience and experiments.
  • Disseminates new knowledge throughout the organization for incorporation into day-to-day activities.

This session will be an overview of the learning organization initiatives, programs, and tools implemented in 2013 to grow an environment that encourages and supports continuous learning, employee recognition and engagement, and knowledge sharing.

Encouraging Liberal Arts Undergraduates to Become Librarians: A Mellon Funded Project

Emily Bergman, University of Southern California, Marla Peppers, Cal State Los Angeles, and Jennifer Masunaga, Loyola Marymount University

From 2003 through 2009, Occidental College participated with Oberlin, Swarthmore, Wellesley, Atlanta University Center, Johnson C. Smith, and St. Andrews College to encourage liberal arts college undergraduates, particularly underrepresented minorities, to become librarians. The program included a presentation to all students in the fall semester about an important issue concerning libraries, part-time spring internships, full-time summer internships an introduction to librarianship curriculum, a summer leadership institute, a full-time post-baccalaureate fellowship, and library school scholarships. Occidental's experience was quite successful at mentoring future librarians, and eight graduates have become librarians from the 4 1/2-year program. Emily Bergman was Interim College Librarian during much of the project, Marla Peppers was the Campus Coordinator, and Jennifer Masunaga was one of the participants and is now a librarian. We will describe our roles and experiences with this multi-pronged, successful mentoring program and share what was and was not successful and/or sustainable.

Main Conference Highlights

These two 10-minute presentations will feature highlights from the main CARL conference in San Jose, California, April 4-6. This is an opportunity to catch up on what you may have missed, as well as to follow up on some of your favorite sessions.