We are getting ready to put out Season Three of Linking Our Libraries – the podcast focusing on library training topics. No matter what you do in libraries/archives/nonprofits – we have episodes to help you to be more effective in your library!
This season we are creating a toolbox of skills. One of the training topics we get a lot of requests for is Leadership and Management skills. We will be building on these topics in future training opportunities, but this season we will present you with fifteen topics important for success as a leader in your organization.
Topics will be grouped, and will build on previous topics. So we start at the very beginning, with a look at some management theories to give everyone a foundation of ideas about your own leadership style. We progress through ethics, some HR topics, and then into different kinds of planning – the defining skill of a good manager. We wrap up with some strategies for bringing together groups of people, including looking at the organizational culture, communication, and teamwork.
We have several Guest Hosts, who bring their own experiences and library ideas with them to share with all of us. This is one of the big values in being part of a multitype system – our guests come from all types of libraries: public, academic, school, and special; so when they share their ideas we know those ideas will resonate across all our libraries!
We like the idea of a fifteen-episode season with a theme – especially a theme our members have requested more information on for their own skill building. We hope you like it too!
Subscribe today, to be sure you get each new episode as it drops. Episodes will drop every Thursday at 6am – for those who just can’t wait for their next dose of leadership and management skill training!