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Wednesday, May 15

8:30am MDT

Purpose, Power, and Persuasion: Presentation Skills for Librarians
Public speaking isn’t easy, but for library workers it’s part of the job, whether you’re reporting to administrators or presenting at ULA. Happily, you don’t have to be a natural. Come learn how to structure your content and master the skills to deliver powerful, persuasive presentations. Liz Dixon helps companies large and small improve communication. Andy Spackman presents on writing and speaking for library associations. Both teach communication skills at BYU’s Marriott School of Business. 

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Liz Dixon

Principal Trainer, Leverage Communication Workshops, LLC
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Andy Spackman

Associate University Librarian for Collections Services, Brigham Young University

Wednesday May 15, 2019 8:30am - 11:30am MDT
Eagle Room 200 A
Thursday, May 16

1:30pm MDT

Why We Burned Our First Leadership Book, or How to Develop a Leadership Path that Holds Personal Meaning
The creator of Library Leadership Podcast will guide us in developing a leadership path that holds personal meaning. Inspired by interviews from the podcast, a variety of strategic insights will show us how everyone can improve their leadership to personally shape their workplace, the community they serve, and the trajectory of the library profession. Attendees will learn how one library manager’s leadership path was transformed to include personal meaning, resulting in braver development.

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Becca Lael

Park City Library

Adriane Herrick Juarez

Park City Library

Thursday May 16, 2019 1:30pm - 2:20pm MDT
Eagle Room 200 C
  (4) General Librarianship, Speaker / Panel Session
Friday, May 17

2:30pm MDT

Tales of a Pooper Scooper: Things They Don't Teach You in Library School
Handing out Naloxone kits and gun locks, helping an unruly racist patron, unclogging dirty toilets, walking in parades, creating escape rooms, teaching 3D printing class, and talking to the media are just a few of the things you may encounter on the job as a public librarian. Whether you're an experienced librarian, or new to the job, learn practical strategies and skills to help you successfully navigate through unique, real-life scenarios they don’t teach you in library school.

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Karen Liu

Librarian, Salt Lake County Library
Karen Liu (MLIS) has worked in library systems for over 20 years, including Orem City Public Library, Santa Monica College Library, and Salt Lake County Library. Her areas of expertise include teen programming, community outreach, and working with diverse populations. She has also... Read More →
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Julia Pearce

Adult Services Librarian, Salt Lake County Library System, Riverton Branch

Friday May 17, 2019 2:30pm - 3:20pm MDT
Eagle Room 300 C
  (4) General Librarianship, Speaker / Panel Session

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