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Thursday, October 3 • 11:05am - 11:55am
Homegrown Leaders: Nurturing Leadership and Management Skills at Every Level

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Developing and maintaining library services in a world where trends are changing at a break-neck pace requires leaders who understand that one-size fits all formulas don’t cut it. How do we find these leaders? Better yet, how do we cultivate them? This session will discuss mentorship, networking and ethics through the lens of library industry best practices as well as other industries’ organizational techniques. Yes, theory plays a part in this, but this theory will be supported with tangible ways that participants can immediately begin cultivating leadership. This program makes the case to consider a cultural shift within libraries in order to create and embed leaders at every level of our organizations. We will discuss how the framework of Appreciative Inquiry can inspire dynamic service design, greater productivity, and healthy organizational culture. Our work calls for leaders at every level, with all kinds of distinctive personalities and skills. Let's talk about how we help every librarian achieve their potential.

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Erica Rose

Library Science Faculty, University of Nebraska Omaha
Erica Rose is Library Science Faculty and Program Coordinator for UNO’s undergraduate library science program. Before coming to higher education, she spent almost twenty years working in libraries of all shapes, sizes, and flavors, and she is proud to call herself a 21st century... Read More →
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Melissa Cast-Brede

Associate Professor of Library Sciences, University of Nebraska - Omaha
Dr. Melissa Cast-Brede is an Associate Professor of Library Science in the Department of Teacher Education.   Prior to joining the Department of Teacher Education, Dr. Cast-Brede was the education/psychology librarian at UNO Criss Library.  She is a research and reference guru and... Read More →

Thursday October 3, 2019 11:05am - 11:55am CDT
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