Get a Head Start on Leadership in 2020

Want to learn about leadership? A good place to start is a library—but not because it has a lot of books and other resources about leadership.

It’s because it has a librarian.

A librarian may not be the first person who comes to mind when thinking about leadership, but librarians need leadership skills to help manage, advocate for, market, and improve the programs and services offered by their libraries and information centers. Plenty of generic leadership courses and programs are available online, but librarians and information professionals want training that’s more tailored to their particular roles and work environments.

That’s where SLA’s annual Leadership Symposium comes in.

The 2020 Symposium, to be held January 18-20 in McLean, Virginia (outside Washington, D.C.), offers a dynamic program of leadership-focused professional development that will help librarians and information professionals strengthen and refine their skills so they can contribute more to their job, their organization, and their career. Led by Karyn Nishimura Sneath of Npower, the program will help attendees identify their strengths and work habits and better understand the motivations for their work. It will also provide insights into why people work well with some team members and struggle with others.

The Leadership Symposium also will provide networking and social opportunities for attendees to develop and strengthen their professional relationships. And for those who want to explore the many attractions of America’s capital city, the Leadership Symposium is convenient to public transportation that will connect you to museums, galleries, and monuments.

Leadership Symposium attendees say the event is well worth the investment, as these survey responses attest:

“Where else could I go to meet, interact with and learn from so many top leaders in my profession in a small, intimate setting?”

“Walking away with different methodologies and mental models gave me something to apply the moment I was back at my desk.”

The 2020 Leadership Symposium is open to SLA members and students in library school who are not yet members. More information about the Symposium is available here.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

  • Our next #NationalVolunteerWeek shout-out goes to Sabine Schuller! Please join us in extending appreciation and con… https://t.co/3oTPGyUs8O
  • As we continue to celebrate #NationalVolunteerWeek, please join us in extending congratulations and appreciation to… https://t.co/64ZCaP1CFH
  • Work and technology are intersecting in ways that can quickly give you a boost—or leave you behind. Make sure your… https://t.co/jOKlIrKxWd
  • Three new speakers have been added to the #InfoTrends 2021 agenda for a can’t miss half-day exploration of the inte… https://t.co/fG8aoceENO
  • To celebrate #NationalVolunteerWeek, we asked #SLAers to submit nominations for member volunteers who deserve a spe… https://t.co/woYKJ6kfhZ
©2021 Special Libraries Association. All Rights Reserved
Do NOT follow this link or you will be banned from the site!
X

By continuing to use the site, you agree to the use of cookies. more information

The cookie settings on this website are set to "allow cookies" to give you the best browsing experience possible. If you continue to use this website without changing your cookie settings or you click "Accept" below then you are consenting to this.

Close