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Leadership through Convincing & Influencing, Part 2

Leadership Through Convincing & Influencing, Part 2This exciting 2-part webinar is designed to provide realistic strategies that can be immediately used in any encounter in which you want others to agree with you or support your decisions. It will strengthen your confidence and ability to lead, to cultivate win-win solutions to problems, to negotiate effectively when necessary, and to implement change with less resistance from staff and colleagues.

These webinars will provide a synthesis of current thought on how to influence people.  Through exercises and analysis of examples, you will come to understand the principles of ethical persuasion. You will discover what works and what doesn’t work when you encounter workplace negativity or lack of enthusiasm. In addition, you will learn verbal and nonverbal communication strategies to help you to become a motivational leader. You will learn a variety of proven strategies and simple techniques that will save you time and frustration. You will come away with practical, useful tips that can be applied immediately and an up-to-date bibliography of books and web sites that includes today’s persuasion experts.

Part 2:

  • Positive Techniques to Influence Others
    • Influence through expressing gratitude.
    • Generating voluntary compliance.
    • Active listening techniques.
    • Nonverbal communication and persuasion.
  • Presenting Key Points to Convince
    • Powerful presentation techniques.
    • 4 elements of a persuasive case.
    • Strategic considerations for persuasion.

View Webinar: Online

Presenter: Marie Radford

Sponsors: Utah State Library

Date: September 18, 2018

Categories: 2018 Webinars | Leadership Webinars

Counting Things Correctly: Filling out the Statistical Annual Report

Counting Things CorrectlyThis is a shorter, online version of the in-person-sold-out hit presentation.

Whether this is the first time you are submitting the Statistical Annual Report to the State Library or you have done it ten times before, this training is for you.

Library directors and administrators, Board members, government officials, and researchers across the state and around the country routinely use comparisons of basic library output measures to make decisions that impact the library. These comparisons are meaningful only if all libraries reporting their service statistics agree to count things the same way year after year.

To ensure that in Utah “we are all on the same page,” this training will teach you:

  1. The questions in Utah’s Statistical Annual Report AKA Data Element Definitions
  2. The wonderful and super-useful Data Collection Form
  3. How to enter your data in LibPAS & a word about Edit Checks and Annotations

View Archived Webinar: Online

Presenter: Juan Tomás Lee

Sponsors: Utah State Library

Date: September 6, 2018

Categories: 2018 Webinars | Marketing Webinars

Leadership through Convincing & Influencing, Part 1

Leadership Through Convincing & Influencing, Part 1This exciting 2-part webinar is designed to provide realistic strategies that can be immediately used in any encounter in which you want others to agree with you or support your decisions. It will strengthen your confidence and ability to lead, to cultivate win-win solutions to problems, to negotiate effectively when necessary, and to implement change with less resistance from staff and colleagues.

These webinars will provide a synthesis of current thought on how to influence people.  Through exercises and analysis of examples, you will come to understand the principles of ethical persuasion. You will discover what works and what doesn’t work when you encounter workplace negativity or lack of enthusiasm. In addition, you will learn verbal and nonverbal communication strategies to help you to become a motivational leader. You will learn a variety of proven strategies and simple techniques that will save you time and frustration. You will come away with practical, useful tips that can be applied immediately and an up-to-date bibliography of books and web sites that includes today’s persuasion experts.

Part 1:

  • Influence and Persuasion – The Basics
    • Tried and true influence tactics.
    • Ethics of influence and persuasion.
    • Using appreciation to generate and spread positive influence.
  • Persuasion Techniques
    • 9 laws of persuasion.
    • How to think and act “win-win.”
    • Verbal communication – inspirational, powerful words that influence others.

View Webinar: Online

Presenter: Marie Radford

Sponsors: Utah State Library

Date: September 11, 2018

Categories: 2018 Webinars | Leadership Webinars

Promoting Your Library in the Community

Promoting Your Library in the Community

You know what a valuable resource your library is – but do the members of your community know?  When we are immersed in the library environment ourselves, it’s easy to forget that there are many in our community who really don’t know what we have to offer. So it’s our job to tell them!

“Promoting Your Library in the Community” will prepare you to do just that. In this 60-minute online session, we’ll brainstorm ways to get the attention of not only our patrons, but also members of our community who may wonder just what goes on at their local libraries.

We’ll discuss avenues for promotion – How can we get the message out? Where should we go to talk about our library? What should we talk about? There is no one who knows better why your library is such an important part of the community – and a passionate employee can promote your library like no one else!

But wait! Does this mean I have to be a public speaker?? Not at all! All you have to do is talk about where you work.

Join us for this session and learn how to help others discover one of your community’s greatest treasures…your library!

View Archived Webinar: Online

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Presenter: Linda Bruno

Sponsors: Utah State Library

Date: August 15, 2018

Categories: 2018 Webinars | Marketing Webinars

Geek Programming

Geeky programs can bring in patrons of all ages, backgrounds and interests to your library. They have an amazing power not only to entertain, but to educate. Carrie Rogers-Whitehead ran geek-related programs for nearly a decade as a librarian and in July 2018 published the book Teen Fandom and Geek Programming with Rowman and Littlefield.

This webinar will cover:

  • Geek and fandom trends
  • Incorporating STEM in geek programs
  • Passive geek programs
  • Geek clubs -Geeky community partnerships
  • Reaching special populations through geek programs
  • Geek program ideas for young children, kids, teens and adults
  • Geek program resources

View Archived Webinar: Online

Presenter: Carrie Rogers-Whitehead

Sponsors: Utah State Library

Date: August 7, 2018

Categories: 2018 Webinars | Programming for Patrons Webinars

The Hate U Give

By: Angie Thomas
Published:  ©2017
Pages: 444
Total Copies: 15
Genre: Fiction | Young Adult


Description: Sixteen-year-old Starr Carter moves between two worlds: the poor neighborhood where she lives and the fancy suburban prep school she attends. The uneasy balance between these worlds is shattered when Starr witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood best friend Khalil at the hands of a police officer. Khalil was unarmed. Soon afterward, his death is a national headline. Some are calling him a thug, maybe even a drug dealer and a gangbanger. Protesters are taking to the streets in Khalil’s name. Some cops and the local drug lord try to intimidate Starr and her family. What everyone wants to know is: what really went down that night? And the only person alive who can answer that is Starr. But what Starr does or does not say could upend her community. It could also endanger her life.

 

Educated: A Memoir

By: Tara Westover
Published:  ©2018
Pages: 334
Total Copies: 15
Genre: Nonfiction


Description: Tara Westover was 17 the first time she set foot in a classroom. Born to survivalists in the mountains of Idaho, she prepared for the end of the world by stockpiling home-canned peaches and sleeping with her “head-for-the-hills bag”. In the summer she stewed herbs for her mother, a midwife and healer, and in the winter she salvaged in her father’s junkyard. Her father forbade hospitals, so Tara never saw a doctor or nurse. Gashes and concussions, even burns from explosions, were all treated at home with herbalism. The family was so isolated from mainstream society that there was no one to ensure the children received an education and no one to intervene when one of Tara’s older brothers became violent. Then, lacking any formal education, Tara began to educate herself. She taught herself enough mathematics and grammar to be admitted to Brigham Young University, where she studied history, learning for the first time about important world events like the Holocaust and the civil rights movement. Her quest for knowledge transformed her, taking her over oceans and across continents, to Harvard and to Cambridge. Only then would she wonder if she’d traveled too far, if there was still a way home.

 

Little Fires Everywhere

By: Celeste Ng
Published:  ©2017
Pages: 336
Total Copies: 15
Genre: Fiction


Description: In Shaker Heights, a placid, progressive suburb of Cleveland, everything is meticulously planned – from the layout of the winding roads, to the colours of the houses, to the successful lives its residents will go on to lead. And no one embodies this spirit more than Elena Richardson, whose guiding principle is playing by the rules. Enter Mia Warren – an enigmatic artist and single mother – who arrives in this idyllic bubble with her teenage daughter Pearl, and rents a house from the Richardsons. Soon Mia and Pearl become more than just tenants: all four Richardson children are drawn to the alluring mother-daughter pair. But Mia carries with her a mysterious past, and a disregard for the rules that threatens to upend this carefully ordered community. When the Richardsons’ friends attempt to adopt a Chinese-American baby, a custody battle erupts that dramatically divides the town and puts Mia and Mrs. Richardson on opposing sides. Suspicious of Mia and her motives, Mrs. Richardson becomes determined to uncover the secrets in Mia’s past. But her obsession will come at unexpected and devastating costs to her own family – and Mia’s.

 

Words in Deep Blue

By: Cath Crowley
Published:  ©2016
Pages: 269
Total Copies: 15
Genre: Fiction | Young Adult


Description: This is a love story. Years ago, Rachel has a crush on Henry Jones. The day before she moved away, she tucked a love letter into his favorite book in his family’s bookshop. She waited. But Henry never came. Now Rachel has returned to the city—and to the bookshop—to work alongside the boy sh’d rather not see, if at all possible, for the rest of her life. But Rachel needs the distraction, and the escape. Her brother drowned months ago, and she can’t feel anything anymore. She can’t see her future. Henry’s future isn’t looking too promising either. His girlfriend dumped him. The bookstore is slipping away. And his family is breaking apart. As Henry and Rachel work side by side—surrounded by books, watching love stories unfold, exchanging letters between the pages—they find hop in each other. Because life may be uncontrollable, even unbearable sometimes. But it’s possible that words, and love, and second chances are enough.