Library Essentials for the Paraprofessional
Date & Time
Tuesday, November 06, 2001
10:00 AM-4:00 PM
Cuyahoga County Public Library - Maple Heights Regional

5225 Library Lane, Maple Heights, Ohio
Register Below:

Fee includes lunch and materials

CEU Credits:
Deadline: Tuesday, October 30, 2001
Limit: 35
Registered Now: 27
The third in a series of opportunities for paraprofessionals to discuss relevant issues, network with peers and explore growth potential will examine intellectual freedom issues and explore why commitment to intellectual freedom can be complex and challenging. An afternoon session has been added to address the challenges of paraprofessional work. Develop a plan of action that will lead to personal satisfaction for you and benefit your organization.
Intended Audience
All paraprofessionals or library assistants
Key Takeaways
  • Discover your intellectual freedom comfort level
  • Look at the critical components of the job
  • Create an action plan to ensure meaningful work
Course Content
  • Reference services
  • Cataloging principles
  • Time management
  • The importance of training and professional involvement
Cathy Hakala-Ausperk is the Adult Services Manager at Mayfield Regional Library. She has been teaching Library Learning and Internet classes for more than 10 years. She also co-chaired Cuyahoga County Public Library’s Instruction Action Team and helped create the Patron Instructional Manual now used system-wide. She has presented for CAMLS and for the Regional Library Systems of Ohio at Tech Connect II and III.
Jim McPeak is Mayfield Regional Area Administrator for Cuyahoga County Public Library. Previously he served as Director of the Lepper Public Library , Assistant Director of New Brunswick Free Public Library in New Jersey and at the Fairfield County District Library. A perennial speaker for OLC, Jim has also provided motivational programming for libraries in Ohio and nine other states, and most recently co-presented a primer on intellectual freedom programming at ALA San Francisco.