Influencing Without Authority
Cosponsored by ACRL/NY
Regardless of your degree of formal authority in a given situation, being skilled in working with and through other people is essential for gaining influence and getting your ideas implemented. Cosponsored with ACRL/NY, this interactive workshop is designed for librarians, support staff, archivists, information professionals, and students who want to develop their ability to influence peers, administrators, patrons, and other stakeholders. Group discussions, written exercises, and brief lectures will help you discover how to shape the opinions of others and advance your ideas without relying on positional power.
The presenter, Melanie Hawks, is the Learning and Development Coordinator at the University of Utah's J. Willard Marriott Library. She recently authored the ACRL Active Guides on Life-Work Balance and Influencing Without Authority.