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  • 1.  Updated: LMD Sessions at the 2022 SLA Annual Conference

    Posted 07-18-2022 12:25

    Hi all, I look forward to seeing many of you at the 2022 SLA Annual Conference. As President-Elect of LMD I wanted to share some updates on sessions that we have in Charlotte. 

    In-Person Sessions

    All in-person sessions will be recorded. Room assignments will be announced at a later date. 

    Sunday, July 31, 2022

    What True Library Leadership Looks Like: Tips for Leading from All Roles
    Speakers: Daniel Hickey, Amy Stubbing
    9:00 AM – 9:45 AM
    Presentation Duration: 45 minutes

    You 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, 2022

    10 Project Management Must-Haves
    Speakers: Melissa Fraser-Arnott, Janel Kinlaw
    9:00 AM – 9:30 AM
    Presentation Duration: 30 minutes

    Does 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 Hump
    Speakers: Dan Bostrom, Eugene Giudice
    9:35 AM – 10:05 AM
    Presentation Duration: 30 minutes
    Co-sponsor: Legal

    With 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 Sessions

    On-demand sessions are available throughout the conference. 

    Don't Be ROI Shy!
    Speakers: Mary Ellen Bates, John DiGilio, Gabriele Hysong
    Presentation Duration: 45 minutes
    Co-sponsor: Legal, Transportation

    Are 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 Detector
    Speaker: Emma Moore
    Presentation Duration: 45 minutes

    The 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 Beyond
    Speakers: Melissa Fraser-Arnott, Nabi Hasan
    Presentation Duration: 30 minutes

    The 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.

    Taking Online Meetings in a New Direction - ***CANCELLED***
    Speakers: Zena Applebaum, Elizabeth Dill
    Presentation Duration: 30 minutes

    Due to unforeseen circumstances, this session will not be recorded. We apologize for the inconvenience. 

    Using Data Visualizations to Present Leadership Decisions - ***NOW RECORDED***
    Speakers: Timmie Mirza
    Presentation Duration: 45 minutes
    Co-sponsors: KM, Data

    Leadership 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 World
    Speaker: Elizabeth Nash
    Presentation 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 Events

    Room assignments will be announced at a later date.

    Monday, August 1

    LMD Reception – ***CANCELLED***
    Speakers: TBA
    5:00 – 6:00 PM

    This reception has been cancelled. We apologize for the inconvenience. Please look for more communications about an informal meetup with the LMD Board in Charlotte soon!

    Tuesday, August 2

    LMD Content Buying Breakfast: Key Challenges for creating an Effective Engagement Strategy
    Speakers: Yanni Karalis - Gartner Research Vice President in the IT Procurement, Asset and Vendor Management team
    7:30 – 8:45 AM
    Sponsored by Iconitel

    This event is free, but we do ask that you register via Eventbrite: SLA 2022: LMD Content Buying Breakfast

    A huge thank you to Iconitel for sponsoring this event!


    Dan Bostrom
    Member Engagement Manager
    Reaching Across Illinois Library System (RAILS)

  • 2.  RE: Updated: LMD Sessions at the 2022 SLA Annual Conference

    Posted 07-18-2022 12:33


    Thanks for posting the list. The sessions look great!


    Kim Bloedel
    Director, Business Library
    University of Iowa
    Office: C342 PBB
    Pronouns: she, her, hers


  • 3.  RE: Updated: LMD Sessions at the 2022 SLA Annual Conference

    Posted 07-18-2022 14:16
    Hi Kim,

    No problem! I hope everyone - online or in-person - can find something useful in these LMD sessions.


    Dan Bostrom
    Member Engagement Manager
    Reaching Across Illinois Library System (RAILS)