I wanted to share an updated version of the LMD session schedule with room assignments.If you're not coming to Charlotte, please make sure to check out our excellent lineup of on-on-demand sessions! In-Person SessionsAll in-person sessions will be recorded. Sunday, July 31, 2022What True Library Leadership Looks Like: Tips for Leading from All RolesSpeakers: Daniel Hickey, Amy Stubbing9:00 AM – 9:45 AMPresentation Duration: 45 minutes206AB Convention CenterYou don't have to be a leader to lead; you just need to understand and exemplify the values of your organization. In this conference session, panelists will discuss how true leadership doesn't necessarily come from hierarchy. True leaders represent efforts to better the organization but also the individuals within that organization. Panelists will share examples of what that looks like from around the field.A recording of this session is coming soon.Monday August 1, 202210 Project Management Must-HavesSpeakers: Melissa Fraser-Arnott, Janel Kinlaw9:00 AM – 9:30 AMPresentation Duration: 30 minutes\207CD Convention CenterDoes it seem like everyone has a theory or philosophy when it comes to project management? How about some good, old practical suggestions!? This presentation will cover helpful tools and tricks to cover project management for libraries.Getting New Employees Over the Year-One HumpSpeakers: Dan Bostrom, Eugene Giudice9:35 AM – 10:05 AMPresentation Duration: 30 minutesCo-sponsor: Legal207CD Convention CenterWith libraries struggling to balance priorities and more employees working from home, getting new hires to feel like part of the team is harder than ever. This session, geared primarily towards middle managers, will cover the steps leaders need to take to orient and make their new hires feel comfortable in the critical first year. The panel will pay special attention to how new hires from diverse and underrepresented backgrounds can feel more at home with your library.On-Demand SessionsOn-demand sessions are available throughout the conference. Don't Be ROI Shy!Speakers: Mary Ellen Bates, John DiGilio, Gabriele HysongPresentation Duration: 45 minutesCo-sponsor: Legal, TransportationAre you worried about the viability of your library? Does calculating your library's return-on-investment keep you up at night? Let us help you! This panel will dive into the tips and tricks for delivering the hard numbers that prove the value of our services. Learn from real-life examples of how specialized librarians utilize ROI in their work.Honing Your Burn-Out DetectorSpeaker: Emma MoorePresentation Duration: 45 minutesThe pandemic has taken a toll on the library workers. Managing stress and utilizing emotional intelligence can help prevent burn-out and make your teams feel more at ease during difficult times. Valuing these tools can also help promote healing and empower your teams to care for one another. This presentation will focus on using emotional intelligence to address equity, diversity, and inclusion and shaping a culture that is appealing to a wide variety of workers.Marketing During COVID and BeyondSpeakers: Melissa Fraser-Arnott, Nabi HasanPresentation Duration: 30 minutesThe pandemic forced libraries and information services to modify their processes that favoured digital delivery and new ways of connecting to library users. In this session, information professionals will discuss how their marketing practices changed during the pandemic and what changes they expect to maintain in the post-COVID world.
Using Data Visualizations to Present Leadership Decisions Speakers: Timmie MirzaPresentation Duration: 45 minutesCo-sponsors: KM, DataLeadership roles involve presenting information and negotiating with others, using data as a powerful source of evidence. Presentations should be clear and conclusive, but data itself isn't very user-friendly for listener comprehension, nor is it typically acceptable to share in its raw state. Visualizations make understanding information easier to grasp. This workshop will provide tips for leaders and managers about how to use data visualizations to inform and to persuade internally, to stakeholders, and clients. It will break down preferred visualization types for conveying certain types of data, and describe what components of a data visualization can be most necessary or powerful to an audience.
What Do We Do Now? Service Review in the Post-COVID WorldSpeaker: Elizabeth NashPresentation Duration: 30 minutes
Libraries and information services developed new services and partnerships throughout the pandemic to help their patrons and communities. Which of those services are here to stay and which will need to be dropped as we reposition ourselves in the post-COVID world.
Community EventsLMD announced the cancellation of our two community events: LMD Reception and the LMD Content Buying Breakfast. These two events will be rescheduled as online events later in the year.