Newsletter: Special Edition, January 14, 2021

Tues., Jan. 19, 11:00 a.mNo MBA Required: How to Engage Your Business CommunityYour community needs timely help and services.  But what if your library doesn’t have a business librarian on staff and you don’t feel you have the expertise to answer business-related questions? You don’t need an MBA to engage your business community and deliver a road map for success. Join Gale and Library Journal for an in-depth webinar led by two librarians who have made supporting small businesses a priority.

NEW! Wed., Jan. 20, 12:00 p.m. Winning Library Grants: Shortcuts and Strategies for Success. Whether you are new to grant work or want a few new tips, you’ll discover the confidence and knowledge you need to win library grants with Stephanie Gerding, library grants expert and author of ALA’s Winning Grants.

NEW! Thur., Jan. 21, 12:00 p.m. Trauma Informed Approach in Public Libraries. Understanding how trauma impacts the lives of people we serve can help library staff better serve everyone, even our most vulnerable patrons. Being trauma-informed and using a trauma-informed approach can assist libraries in being proactive in creating safe spaces for everyone in our community. Join this Network of the National Library of Medicine (NNLM) webinar to learn more about providing trauma-informed service in your library.

Library Service, Safety and Security

In collaboration with Library 2.0, Dr. Steven Albrecht, trainer, speaker, author, and consultant has developed a series of blog posts and podcasts around this vital topic. As part of the series Dr. Albrecht blogs about The Perils of the Parking LotWhat a Fire Chief Wants you to Know about Preventing Library Fires and discusses related topics in podcasts like  Safe and Simple Patron De-Escalations.

You will need to be logged in as a member (free) of Library 2.0 in order to access this content.

Thinking About Leadership?

Harvard Business Review’s live and on-demand webinars offer a view on strategy and leadership.

Mon., Jan. 25, 9 a.mHow to Develop Your Leadership Style. Leadership style is a significant differentiating factor in the reputation and career success of leaders. The good news is that unlike personalities, leadership styles can be intentionally altered.  Author Suzanne Peterson—who has studied thousands of leaders— presents:

The five categories of natural leadership styles
Why the best leadership styles are dynamic, and shift based on the situation
How actions and behaviors are the keys to leadership style
Examples of a blended leadership style

Leadership style is a significant differentiating factor in the reputation and career success of leaders. The good news is that unlike personalities, leadership styles can be intentionally altered.

You may also want to consider this on-demand content from HBR:

How a Crisis Can Help You Cultivate a Growth Mindset  Disruptive, stressful experiences are often opportunities for growth. Research has shown that crises can help alter the “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” mindset that pervades organizations, creating new opportunities for individuals, teams, and companies to grow and do things differently. Susan Ashford of the University of Michigan Ross School of Business shares five ways managers can nurture a growth mindset in themselves and their teams, including how to:

Teach the growth mindset to others
Reset expectations and revisit established practices
Use a crisis as an opportunity to know teammates better and more

Ashford will share experiences of companies that have taken advantage of the COVID-19 crisis to change how they work.

How to Be an Inclusive Leader Featuring Frances Frei, professor at Harvard Business School, and Anne Morriss, executive founder of the Leadership Consortium, a leadership accelerator that helps diverse leaders thrive. Frei and Morriss are coauthors of Unleashed: The Unapologetic Leader’s Guide to Empowering Everyone Around You and Uncommon Service: How to Win by Putting Customers at the Core of Your Business.

Unleashing Greatness in Others. When leaders want to improve, they will find no shortage of ideas to help them. They’re told to identify and develop their natural-born strengths, mine failures for insights into what to change, and work to correct real or perceived career-limiting deficiencies. But Frances Frei and Anne Morriss argue that conventional leadership advice glosses over the most important thing you can do to be a great leader: Build others up. Leadership, at its core, is not about you, they say. Real leadership is about how effective you are at making other people better.