[Michlib-l] NOW OPEN! Registration for "Consulting Toolkit", "Designing Online Courses", "Successful Leadership"

Liz Markel lmarkel at ala.org
Wed Oct 2 17:17:27 EDT 2013

Registration for ALA's 2014 Midwinter Meeting opened yesterday, which
means registration for ASCLA's ticketed events is also open! HOORAY!


Topics we're covering this year:

*         Successful leadership, with a focus on personalities,
emotional intelligence, dealing with change and creating a motivating

*         Designing online courses that will engage and educate

*         How to become a library consultant (Yes, it's back! And
tickets are going VERY quickly!)


Below is a quick overview of our offerings; more information, including
pricing, is on the ASCLA website:


You do not need to register for Midwinter in order to purchase a ticket
for any of these events! Make the trip from DC or NYC and join us for a
day for a valuable learning experience. Select "Ticketed Events and
Institutes Only" as your registration type to buy tickets for just these


REGISTER NOW at http://alamw14.ala.org/register-now!


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Designing Online Courses for Significant Learning Experiences
8 a.m. - 4 p.m., Friday, Jan. 24 
Are you a teaching librarian currently offering an online course but
looking for ways to enhance the course structure and content? Are you a
seasoned professional with special skills and expertise that you see a
market for via an e-course? Gain the skills and confidence to assist
others in the development of online courses, or to develop their own
online training modules or courses. The techniques applied in this
session can also be applied to face-to-face course development. All
participants will receive certificates of participation. 

Knowing You, Knowing Them: The Secret to Successful Leadership
9 a.m. - 4 p.m, Friday, Jan. 24
One of the biggest challenges of leading others is understanding what
makes them tick. This full-day workshop will help you understand both
yourself in light of your leadership responsibilities and those who work
for you. Instead of offering a checklist or template of how-tos, we'll
focus on the human element of leadership. You will leave this session
with insights into personalities, emotional intelligence, dealing with
change and creating a motivating environment - secrets that can help you
be a more successful leader! 

Assembling a Consulting Toolkit: What You Need to Know to be a
Successful Library Consultant
1 p.m. - 5:30 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 23 and 8:30 a.m. - 1 p.m., Friday,
Jan. 24
Many of you have asked for it....IT'S BACK!!!! Seasoned consultants
Nancy Bolt and Liz Bishoff will present an overview of the consultant's
role and guide you through an active and engaging self-assessment to
uncover your unique consulting potential and strengths. Takeaways
include marketing tips, pricing your services, responding to RFPs,
finding clients, business management strategies and so much more. Note
that this event is held over two days-Thursday afternoon and Friday
morning-with an opportunity for networking on Thursday evening. **This
institute will not be offered in Las Vegas, so don't miss out on this

Consultants Networking Luncheon hosted by ASCLA Library Consultants
Interest Group
10 a.m. - 2 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 25
Lunch and learn with colleagues! This event provides an opportunity for
consultants and independent librarians to make connections with other
professionals. We'll also have an hour of education focused on valuable
skills for consultants; last year's event covered icebreaker activities,
refining your elevator speech and Twitter. The event is hosted by
ASCLA's Library Consultants Interest Group
(http://connect.ala.org/node/151445 <http://connect.ala.org/node/151445>
). Whether you're new to consulting or have decades of experience,
please join this fun group for some peer-to-peer networking and

ABOUT US: ASCLA, a small, mighty and growing division of the American
Library Association (ALA), is a diverse organization of librarians and
support staff who work in academic and public libraries, state agencies,
specialized libraries and cooperatives, as well as those who are
self-employed. Our division's work centers on member-driven interest
groups <http://www.ala.org/news/ascla/asclaourassoc/asclainterest/list>
that represent the diversity and important work of our engaged and
active members. Learn more about ASCLA and how to join this innovative


Liz F. Markel, M.A.

Marketing & Programs Manager

Association of Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies (ASCLA)

Reference and User Services Association (RUSA)


The American Library Association // 50 E. Huron Street // Chicago, IL

800-545-2433 // p. 312-280-4398 // f. 312-280-5273 // e. lmarkel at ala.org

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