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Library Management Skills Institute II: The Organization

Wednesday, September 5, 2018 @ 9:00 amFriday, September 7, 2018 @ 5:00 pm

The Library Management Skills Institute II: The Organization, offered by the ARL Academy in partnership with DeEtta Jones and Associates, and co-hosted by the University of Delaware Library, Museums and Press, will take place September 5–7, 2018 at the University of Delaware (Morris Library, Room 114). The three-day workshop is for supervisors, department heads, coordinators, team and project leaders, and change agents. This learning experience is designed using Peter Senge”s renowned Learning Organization as the framework and participants will be introduced to each of the five disciplines. Participants will learn through case studies, personal reflection, practical application tools, and group discussions.

Workshop Objectives

Participants will:

  • Have a sophisticated understanding of organizational learning and how the associated practices positively impact inclusion, organizational health, positioning, and growth.
  • Practice engaging colleagues in processes that clarify vision and create momentum.
  • Have practical tools for engaging change in their organizations.
  • Have tools for differently approaching long-standing problems.
  • Increase empathy related to different roles in the organization, and act as a bridge across stakeholder groups.


DeEtta Jones and Jerome Offord, Jr.

*Note: Facilitators’ schedules are subject to change.


Fee: $1,100.00 (USD) for participants from ARL member libraries; $1,200.00 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 online by: August 22, 2018 (11:59 p.m., eastern daylight time). Space for this event will be limited.

Hotels for Participants

Courtyard by Marriott, University of Delaware campus

Cancellation Policy

Written requests for cancellation will be honored through August 22, 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.


Wednesday, September 5, 2018 @ 9:00 am
Friday, September 7, 2018 @ 5:00 pm


University of Delaware Morris Library, Room 114
181 South College Ave
Newark, Delaware 19717