Session 1

10:45 - 11:45 a.m.

Session A | Emotional Intelligence in a Stupid World - Presentation Material

Diane Klare (Wesleyan University), Melissa Behney (Wesleyan University), Barbara Ferrer Kenney (Roger Williams University)

If cultivating your Emotional Intelligence isn’t on your list of personal development activities, it should be! Learn what leading author Daniel Goleman’s five facets of emotional intelligence are, how they can help you work more effectively with others, and why having high emotional intelligence can be even more valuable to you as a library leader than your technical skills and intellectual horsepower.

Session B | Five Years of Boot Camp: Lessons Learned - Link to Prezi Presentation

Donna Kafel (University of Massachusetts Medical School), Naka Ishii (University of Massachusetts Amherst), Tina Mullins (University of Massachusetts Boston), Regina Raboin (Tufts University)

Now in its sixth year, the New England Science Boot Camp (SBC) for Librarians serves as a model of how a group of librarians from diverse institutions recognized a shared need for affordable continuing education in the sciences and banded together to create a regional Science Boot Camp. During this panel discussion, members of the SBC planning group will describe SBC, the feedback they’ve received from boot camp attendees over the past five years, lessons they’ve learned along the way, and how these lessons have been reflected in subsequent boot camps.

Session C | Growing a Learning Organization - Presentation Material, Link to Prezi Presentation

Margaret Driscoll (University of California Santa Barbara)

What IS a Learning Organization anyway?  A Learning Organization is an organization that creates, captures, and transfers knowledge so that new knowledge leads to improved performance.  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.  The University of California Santa Barbara Library is becoming a Learning Organization.  This session will share the philosophies, strategies, and early successes of this exciting professional development program for all library staff.  

Session D Leveraging Every Opportunity: Using Peer-to-Peer, Classroom Assessment, and Self-Reflection to Improve Teaching - Handout #1, Handout #2, Handout #3

Laura Saunders, Mary Wilkins Jordan, Monica Colon-Aguirre, Lisa Hussey (Simmons College Graduate School of Library and Information Science)

In this interactive session, faculty members from the Simmons College Graduate School of Library and Information Science will share tips for incorporating assessment into your teaching.  By the end of this session, participants will be familiar with a variety of assessment tools for improving teaching, be able to apply these tools in their own work, and use the results for continuous improvement.  

Session E | Librarian Peer Mentoring: Let Me Help You With That! - Presentation Material

Paulina Borrego, Jessica Adamick, Rachel Lewellen, Annette Vadnais (University of Massachusetts Amherst)

The University of Massachusetts Amherst Libraries’ Librarian Mentoring Program began in 2008 as a pilot project and has grown to provide peer mentoring for many librarians at various stages of their careers. Come learn about how this program works and what makes it successful. 

Session F | Publish and Flourish - Presentation Material

Anthony Fonseca, Melissa Goldsmith (Elms College)

Publish and Flourish focuses on writing and placing with publishers various types of book reviews, encyclopedia entries, articles, essays/chapters, and books. The workshop will explore making initial contacts with reviews editors, journal and acquisitions editors, and publishers, and it will help librarians learn to identify their writing strengths and interests, with the intent of matching technique with publishing opportunities.

Session G | Speak Up to Increase Inclusion and Respect @Your Library - Presentation Material, Handout

Ann Marie Willer, Camille Torres (Massachusetts Institute of Technology Libraries)

Join us in a friendly and supportive workshop where you will have the opportunity to hear personal stories of bigotry in the workplace, to discuss in small groups how best to address these incidents, and to practice possible responses with a partner. By increasing your comfort and skills around responding to discriminatory comments and behavior you will also improve your ability to create a welcoming environment for patrons at your library.