ARCHIVES AND LIBRARY LEADERSHIP NETWORK OF NEW YORK CITY — Stepping Stones to Leadership — November 18, 2013

ARCHIVES AND LIBRARY LEADERSHIP NETWORK OF NEW YORK CITY  (ALLN)

Fall Event:       Stepping Stones to Leadership: Interpersonal, Business & Professional Challenges

Date/Time:      Monday, November 18, 2013, 4:00 to 7:00 pm
Location:         METRO, 57 East 11th Street, 4th floor

Description:    The New York City archives and library communities contain many professionals with rich volunteer experience on organization boards.  At this event we’ve tapped a number of them to offer insights and practical advice on challenges faced by current board members. Our program includes a keynote speaker on lessons learned; a panel addressing real challenges facing boards and a forum with experienced board members discussing and exchanging ideas on leadership and management issues from the perspective of executive boards.

Refreshments will be served.  Register athttp://bit.ly/15GlOkPNo charge to attend.

Part 1:        INTRODUCTION (Jason Kucsma, METRO)              4:00 to 4:20

and brief summary of ALLN accomplishments and goals.                        

 Part 2:        KEYNOTE ADDRESS                                           4:20 to 4:50

Pam Rollo, former SLA President, will share the many lessons she has learned

during her long career as a local and national association board member.

Part 3:        PANEL ON KEY CHALLENGES facing Boards:        5:00 to 5:40

–       Board Cohesion  (Ma’lis Wendt, ALA)

     Interpersonal and team dynamics

–       Business and Finance  (Mitch Brodsky, ART)

Effectively maintaining your organizations numbers

–       Membership and Technology  (Elizabeth Lane and Sarah Falls, ARLIS/NY)

Software to manage member data and communication

Part 4:        OPEN FORUM and Q&A*                                           5:45 to 6:30

(Speakers and Invited Guests: Debbie Kempe, ARLIS/NA; Caroline Fuchs, ACRL/NY; Janice E. Henderson, LLAGNY)

Socializing and networking opportunities follow the program             6:30 to 7:00

  *  Sample Questions for Forum Panel:

 – Briefly describe leadership roles you are in or have had in the past.
– What qualities are most important for organization leaders today?
– What social and/or professional changes should leaders be prepared for?

– What business skills should organization leaders pursue?
– What library school educational changes are needed to foster more leadership qualities?

Who Should Attend?

Regional library and archives organization leaders, especially executive and advisory board members and those who have worked on a board or shown an active interest in association work, e.g. committee members

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