VLA College and Research Libraries VLA-College and Research Libraries Chapter (VLACRL) 

VLACRL Officers 2021

Chair: Stephanie Hardy, Southern Virginia University, [email protected]

Co-chair: Christine Woods, Saint Leo University, [email protected]

Past Chair: Candice Benjes-Small, William & Mary, [email protected] 

Secretary/Treasurer: Robert Pillow, Virginia Tech,  [email protected]

Chapter Information

Purpose: To provide a forum for the exchange of information and ideas to promote service to the academic community.

Objectives:

  1. To provide continuing education annually for interested library personnel.
  2. To serve as the Virginia chapter of the Association of College and Research Libraries.

See a list of the previous programs that the VLACRL has planned in the past by visiting our Continuing Education Archive. Are you interested in suggesting a program for us to plan? E-mail any member of the Executive Board. 

VLACRL Spring Program: Can We Create Healthier, Productive and Inclusive Library Workplaces? with Elaina Norlin

When:  Thursday, April 28, 1-2pm Eastern

Register in advance for this meeting:

https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUtcuCvrDgjE9M6c-vh1emWiHZuZ83mLOmh

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Description

What makes one organization thrive and excel to new heights while the organization barely tread water with apathetic employees and average productivity? What habits do successful, diverse, and engaged workplaces have in common? These questions and more were the focus of the 14-month research project which looked at some of the most successful profit and nonprofit organizations worldwide. After hundreds of interviews, the research results are guaranteed to be “aha” moments that participants can take back to their organization, especially the work on diversity, equity and inclusion. So, join me for this interesting journey to move our average organizational work culture from tolerable to good to great.

Ms. Norlin is currently the Professional Development/DEI Coordinator for the Association of Southeastern Research Libraries. She is an accomplished teacher, technology and leadership development trainer and writer with extensive leadership experience and a flair for public relations, sales and communications. To date, she has delivered over 40 workshops, training sessions, presentations and institutes both nationally and internationally on marketing, web usability design, employee engagement, strategic influence and conflict management. Self-motivated and results oriented, she is well known for her ability to juggle many projects at once. She is author of 3 books: Usability Testing for Library WebsitesE-Learning Elaina and Business Plans: National and International Case Studies and The Six Steps to Library Employee Engagement (2021).

This meeting will be recorded and will be shared with all of those who have pre-registered.

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