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ACRL IS Management & Leadership Committee Online Professional Development opportunities

The ACRL Instruction Section Management & Leadership Committee is excited to announce our spring online professional development series.  Two of our three online webinars on topics of interest to instruction coordinators and library staff with instruction responsibilities are listed below.   The third will be announced soon.  We hope you can join us for any or all of these free events.


Michele Ostrow, Chair, ACRL IS Management & Leadership Committee on behalf of the Committee

Accessibility in Teaching with Technology

Monday, May 1, 2017, 1pm-2pm Eastern Standard Time

Register for this free event here

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ALCTS e-Forum: The Weeding Planner: Managing Massive Weeding Projects

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CMLE members: check out our Continuing Education calendar for all kinds of training opportunities!

ALCTS e-Forum: The Weeding Planner: Managing Massive Weeding Projects

May 2-3, 2017

Moderated by Cristina Caminita and Andrea Hebert

Please join us for an e-forum discussion. It’s free and open to everyone!

Registration information is at the end of the message.

Each day, discussion begins and ends at:

Pacific: 7 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Mountain: 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Central: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Eastern: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

As libraries transition away from spaces designed to store and organize physical collections to spaces designed to support the needs of researchers, students, and communities, library professionals will need to engage in physical collection weeding projects. Although each weeding project will be unique, approaching weeding projects from a project management perspective can structure what can sometimes feel like an overwhelming undertaking. Project management requires leaders and participants to identify weeding project goals and objectives, to map roles and duties to phases of the project, to develop project timelines and prioritize milestones, to anticipate challenges and setbacks, and to deliver on the project in a timely manner.

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Learn how Disney does customer service this year at the ILL Conference


REGISTER NOW! The deadline is May 10.

8:30 AM – 3:15 PM, May 17, 2017

Continuing Education & Conference Center
University of Minnesota, Saint Paul Campus
1890 Buford Avenue
Saint Paul, MN 55108

You don’t want to miss it! Our keynote speaker is J. Jeff Kober, President of Performance Journeys and CEO of World Class Benchmarking. Kober’s keynote, “Things I Wish I Could Tell My Librarian,” will offer big-picture insights to improve the experience of your library patrons. Kober previously worked for the Disnety Institute and is the author of “The Wonderful World of Customer Service at Disney.”

Katie Birch of OCLC and Valerie Horton of Minitex will also speak, and the afternoon will feature four breakout sessions. See the full event listing on Minitex News to get all the details.

Please contact Becky Ringwelski at e-ring@umn.edu or Tammi Halverson at halve186@umn.edu with your questions or comments. Image courtesy of PerformanceJourneys.com.

Symposium: Enhancing Quality Staff in Changing Times

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Registration is Now Open for EQS 2017!

Please register early; space is limited.
Early-bird registration is $75 for each non-University of Minnesota Libraries registrant.
Lunch is included.

After May 1, registration is $90.  The deadline for registration is May 17, 2017.

More Information:

Enhancing Quality Staff in Changing Times

The 25th symposium for library paraprofessionals and support staff presented by the University of Minnesota Libraries

May 23, 2017

Continuing Education and Conference Center
St. Paul Campus, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities

Have you checked CMLE’s Continuing Education calendar lately?

As library people, we love knowledge and learning! If you are looking for some professional Continuing Education opportunities, hopefully you know about CMLE’s calendar!

The calendar is located on our Continuing Education page, which features a Google calendar that is updated daily with new learning opportunities. We include a variety of events like webinars, online courses, in-person conferences, workshops, and yes, even free opportunities!

The page also has links to organizations like Library Juice, TIES, and the AASL’s eAcademy that offer their own training and development opportunities.

If you are interested in participating in a Continuing Education event but struggling with the financial aspect, don’t forget CMLE offers scholarships!