Workshops Committee Programs Management Training Series Library Leadership Ohio
Library Skills Development Series (LSD)
Thursday, May 20, 2004
9:00:00 AM - 4:00:00 PM

Cuyahoga County Public Library
Administration Building

2111 Snow Road Parma, Ohio


$155 CAMLS Members
$155 Affiliate Members
$300 Non-members
Free for guests/speakers

Veggie Available

Deadline: Thursday, May 13, 2004
Limit: 40
Registered Now: 41
Contact Hours: 33

This is a multi-day series held at alternately at two lcations.

Playing a support role in an organization offers many challenges, but also many opportunities for growth. The LSD is a new series inviting paraprofessionals and support staff to learn more about librarie as well as take an active approach to their own learning, growth and work satisfaction.

The curriculum focuses on three components: personal development, a deeper look at the foundation and function of libraries, and a critical look at the important role each employee plays in the library organization. Participants will meet for 5 1/2 days from March - July. The morning sessions of the first four days will be devoted to library topics while the afternoon sessions will be devoted to interpersonal growth. The fifth day will take a look at the future of libraries and how critical their role is in the library organization. A half day capstone session will culminate the series with a plan of action as participants look at their role in the library of the future.

Note: Registration is for all sessions. Sessions are at the CCPL - Administration Building (3/17, 4/14, 5/12, (6/9 is at Independence Branch of CCPL), 6/30, 7/14).

Course Content

    AM Topics/PM Topics
  • Library Fundamentals/Self-Awareness
  • Library Values/Learning and Leading
  • Library and Community/Conflict and Communication
  • Library Politics/Accountability Matters
  • Library as Organization
  • Capstone Session


  • personal development and growth
  • deeper look at the function and foundation of libraries
  • better understanding of library roles
Audience: Non-MLS staff who want to grow and be more engaged in their work
LSD Series Presenters
Dr. Richard Rubin, Director, School of LIbrary and Information Science, KSU
Jim Mc Peak, Regional Area Administrator, Mayfield Regional Library
Jeff French, Assistant Director, Euclid Public Library
Paula Miller, Director, Westlkae Porter Public Library
David Jennings, Assistant Director, Akron-Summit County Public Library Holly Carroll, Director, Willoughby-Eastlake Public Library
Joanna McNally, Assistant Director, Lakeshore Northeast Ohio Computer Association (LNOCA)
Steve Wood, Director Cleveland Heights-University Heights Public Library
Cathy Hakala-Ausperk, Deputy Director, Cleveland Heights-University Heights Public Library
Marti Peden, Consultant
Terri Pasadyn, CE Director, CAMLS
Elaine Terman, Communications Manager and Adult Learning Specialist, CAMLS

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