“Talking the talk: Persuasive communication for productive initiative and leadership in academic libraries” – 6/9/2016


Talking the talk: Persuasive communication for productive initiative and leadership in academic libraries”

Are you looking for ways to *think/talk about* leadership and management concepts in order to “lead from the middle,” move up the ladder, or take a higher-level position in a new organization? 

How can we learn about and integrate concepts like vision, organizational structure, and institutional alignment into our view of the day-to-day concrete functioning of the library? How do we activate these ideas in “elevator speeches,” letters of application, or in strategies for indirect influence in the workplace? Panelists will provide a brief introduction to issues and key ideas that have emerged from their experience and/or from their research, providing the foundation for a subsequent, interactive moderated discussion forum.


  • Robert Farrell, Associate Professor, Coordinator of Information Literacy and Assessment, Lehman College (CUNY)
  • Dr. Debbie Rabina, Professor, Pratt Institute School of Information
  • Barbara Rockenbach, Interim Associate University Librarian for Collections and Services, Columbia University
  • Dr. Michael Stoller, Associate Dean, Collections & Research Services, New York University

A co-sponsored event of the Management & Leadership Discussion Group, the New Librarians’ Discussion Group, and the Mentoring Program of ACRL/NY.

Free! Refreshments will be served!

WHEN: Thursday, June 9th, 5:30pm-7:30pm

WHERE: New York City College of Technology (CUNY)
Ursula C. Schwerin Library
300 Jay Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201

The library is on the fourth floor of the Atrium. Come to the Projection Room, A432.
Space limited – RSVP Now!

All attendees must be current ACRL/NY members. (You do not need to be a member of ACRL National.)

It’s easy and inexpensive to join – Join Us

Please note that all attendees of ACRL/NY events are expected to abide by ACRL/NY’s code of conduct

Questions?: Contact Linda Miles, Chair, New Librarians Discussion Group – lmiles.librarian@gmail.com

Please see the ACRL/NY Report from this event here.

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