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Library Management Skills Institute I: The Manager

Tuesday, June 12, 2018 @ 9:00 amThursday, June 14, 2018 @ 5:00 pm

The Library Management Skills Institute I: The Manager, offered by the ARL Academy in partnership with DeEtta Jones and Associates, and co-hosted by McGill University Library will take place June 12–14, 2018 at the McGill University Education Building. The three-day workshop is for supervisors, department heads, team and project leaders, and managers interested in developing their awareness, skills and confidence as a leader and manager. This highly interactive workshop engages learning through case studies, personal reflection, practical application tools, and group discussions.

Workshop Objectives

Participants will:

  • Practice using tools and techniques that nurture an inclusive workplace culture.
  • Have a greater awareness of individual preferences and implications for managerial behaviors.
  • Be able to use a variety of influencing strategies and use different strategies in different situations.
  • Practice using differentiated approaches to motivation that increase employee engagement levels.
  • Use structured processes for helping groups reach decisions that have strong buy-in.
  • Practice giving constructive feedback that leads to changed behavior.
  • Be empowered as organizational culture and change facilitators.


Fee: $1,200 (USD) for participants from ARL member libraries; $1,300 (USD) for all others. This fee covers all materials for the institute and breakfast and lunch each day. Participants are responsible for covering hotel accommodations, travel, and evening meals.

Registration: Registration for this event is full. Please add your name to the wait list.

Hotels for Participants

McGill Summer Residence Programme ($129 per night CND, including breakfast, plus tax)
List of authorized McGill Hotels

Cancellation Policy

Written requests for cancellation will be honored through May 29, 2018, with a $120 cancellation fee. After that date, no refund will be given. Registration and payment may be transferred to another individual at your institution. Registrations may not be transferred to another event in this series. Please send cancellation requests to angela@arl.org.


Tuesday, June 12, 2018 @ 9:00 am
Thursday, June 14, 2018 @ 5:00 pm


McGill University
Education Building 3700 McTavish Street, Room 129
Montreal, H3A 1Y2 Canada