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Rice University to Co-Host ARL Library Management Skills Institute I on July 10–12: Register by June 27

Fondren Library, image courtesy of Rice University

Are you a research library supervisor, department head, team or project leader, or manager interested in developing your awareness, skills, and confidence as a leader and manager?

The ARL Academy, in partnership with DeEtta Jones and Associates, is offering the Library Management Skills Institute (LMSI) I: The Manager on Tuesday–Thursday, July 10–12, 2018, at Rice University’s Fondren Library in Houston, Texas. 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.


The registration fee is $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.

Register online by Wednesday, June 27, 2018. Space for this event will be limited.

More Information

For further details, including hotel information, see the event webpage.

For additional offerings at different locations of LMSI I: The Manager and LMSI II: The Organization, see the LMSI webpage.  

About the Association of Research Libraries

The Association of Research Libraries (ARL) is a nonprofit organization of 125 research libraries in Canada and the US whose mission is to advance research, learning, and scholarly communication. The Association fosters the open exchange of ideas and expertise, promotes equity and diversity, and pursues advocacy and public policy efforts that reflect the values of the library, scholarly, and higher education communities. ARL forges partnerships and catalyzes the collective efforts of research libraries to enable knowledge creation and to achieve enduring and barrier-free access to information. ARL is on the web at ARL.org.