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Library Management Skills Institute I: The Manager

Tuesday, September 11, 2018 @ 9:00 amThursday, September 13, 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 Iowa State University Library and The University of Iowa Libraries, will take place September 11–13, 2018 at Iowa State University. 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.


Gary Wasdin and Jerome Offord, Jr.

*Note: Facilitators’ schedules are subject to change.


Fee: $1,200 for participants from ARL member libraries; $1,300 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: Register by Tuesday, August 21, 2018. Space for this event will be limited.

Hotels for Participants

Radisson Hotel Ames Conference Center at ISU
2609 University Boulevard
Ames, Iowa 50010
*Limited availability for a group rate. To book at the group rate, please visit the hotel website and use promotional code 1809ARLL in the More Search Options section, or call 1-800-333-3333 and give the group name “ARL – LMSI.” The block cutoff date is August 20, 2018.

Group Name: ARL – LMSI

Sept 10: $131.00
Sept 11: $181.00
Sept 12: $182.00
Sept 13: $188.00 plus tax per night

Hilton Garden Inn Ames
1325 Dickinson Ave
Ames, Iowa 50014

Gateway Hotel and Conference Center
2100 Green Hills Drive
Ames, Iowa 50014

Cancellation Policy

Written requests for cancellation will be honored through August 28, 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, September 11, 2018 @ 9:00 am
Thursday, September 13, 2018 @ 5:00 pm


Iowa State University
Memorial Union 3630 Memorial Union
Ames, Iowa 50011