METRO's Library Assistants, Support Staff & Associates Special Interest Group is pleased to present the 17th Annual Library Assistants Day Celebration. This year's event will take place at District Council 37, 125 Barclay Street, New York, NY.
There is no fee to attend this event, but registration is required. To sign up for the afternoon workshops, select your preference from the drop-down lists on the registration page.
9:00-10:00 Registration & Breakfast - Breakfast sponsored by Local 1930
10:00-10:15 Welcome and Introduction of LASSA/SIG and Valentin Colon, President, Local 1930 - Anthony Wyche
10:15-10:20 Reading of “Library Assistants Day” Proclamation - Nina Manning
10:20-10:25 Introduction of Henry Garrido, Associate Director, DC 37 - Nina Manning
10:25-10:40 Welcoming remarks - Henry Garrido, Associate Director, DC 37 & Dr. Barbara Karison, Education Director, DC 37
10:40-10:45 Introduction of Tom Nielsen, METRO Member Services - Rita Gregory
10:45-10:55 Welcoming remarks - Tom Nielsen, METRO Member Services Manager
10:55-11:10 *** Break ***
11:10-11:15 Introduction of Keynote Speaker, Columbus Copeland, Author of “The Art of Overcoming: Workplace and Life Strategies" - Mildred Graham
11:15-12:15 Keynote Speaker: Columbus Copeland – “In Pursuit of Excellence”
The best solution for creating workplace excellence is forward thinking. Forward thinking organizations are focus on what can be done in the moment- in the present moment- what can be executed now. What idea can we implement now? They focus first on the moment then look to the future while integrating information learned from the past. One of the biggest detractors of innovation is lack of implementation in the moment of a great idea. In order to create a workplace of excellence, we must see the urgency of developing people, and be willing to put up the resources to grow leaders and their teams.
• Taking more ownership and personal responsibility, striving for workplace excellence
• Each member being more responsible for each other
• Establishing more trust within the team
• Establishing a succession plan for excellence
12:15-12:20 36th Annual NYSLAA Conference - June 4 - 6, 2014, held in Saratoga Springs, New York - Anita Meyers
12:20-12:30 Door Prizes - Rita Gregory
12:30-1:45 LUNCH sponsored by Local 1930
1:45-2:45 Round 1 Workshops
Managing Stress and Building Resilience
Live Long and Prosper: Planning a Successful Retirement
Unleashing Your Leadership Greatness Within
3:00-4:00 Round 2 Workshops
Google Docs and Google Drive
Book Signing with Columbus Copeland
Managing Stress and Building Resilience - 1:45 PM to 2:45 PM
Instructor: Marzena Ermler
Stress has both short and long term effects on our health and wellness. This training looks at how the way we think can influence our stress levels and provides quick stress management tips which are compatible with today's busy lifestyle. In addition, you will learn the traits of resiliency and ways that you can increase your own resiliency level.
About the Instructor: Marzena Ermler has served for 7+ years as NYPL's Professional Development Manager, educating staff members in management and leadership, library technologies, and general information science. In addition to an MA in Information and Library Science from the Pratt Institute, and an MA in German Literature and Language, with a minor in Methodology of Teaching, Marzena holds several certificates in leadership development and training management.
Live Long and Prosper: Planning a Successful Retirement - 1:45 to 2:45 PM
Instructor: Kathleen Kalmes
What are your retirement plans? Before you start dreaming about life on the beach, you will need to plan how you will fund your retirement. Social Security benefits will provide some income, but will that be enough? With average life expectancy now exceeding 80 years, the retiree of the future will likely need additional income. What can you expect from your pension plan? Is it a defined benefit plan, or a defined contribution plan? We will discuss the different types of pension plans and the many tax free and/or tax deferred savings plans available to individuals to increase their retirement savings.
About the Instructor: Kathleen Kalmes, CFA has served as a financial resources specialist at The New York Public Library Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL) for the past ten years. Prior to joining NYPL, Ms. Kalmes worked as a securities analyst and portfolio manager for New York Life Insurance Company. She also worked at American Express Company and Reynolds Securities in economic research and investment analysis positions. She has taught financial statement analysis at the New York Institute of Finance. Ms. Kalmes holds an MBA from NYU and is a Chartered Financial Analyst.
Unleashing Your Leadership Greatness Within - 1:45 PM to 2:45 PM
Instructor: Columbus Copeland
There is an intricate link between organizations with high performing staff, the achievement of program outcomes, excellent performance management and the proficiency of its leader, no matter the kind of organization or its mission. The leader is critical to an organization’s ability to increase capacity by assessing and improving performance. Organizational leadership sets directions; creates a customer focus, articulates clear and visible values; and sets high expectations. Leaders ensure the creation of strategies, systems, and methods for achieving performance excellence, stimulating innovation, building knowledge and capabilities, and ensuring organizational sustainability. Leaders inspire, motivate, and encourage the organization’s workforce to contribute, to develop and learn, to be innovative, and to be creative. This session will highlight a leadership development model, particularly in times of uncertainty, for today’s 21st Century Leader, a model focused on:
1. Understanding & Managing Oneself
2. Understanding & Managing Others
3. Understanding and Managing Systems
About the Instructor: Columbus Copeland, Author of “The Art Of Overcoming” Workplace and Life Strategies, knows a lot about overcoming. He travels throughout the country delivering electrifying keynote speeches to companies, businesses, organizations, colleges, and faith based programs.
Google Docs and Google Drive - 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Instructor: TJ Woods
This program will go over some of the most popular features of Google Docs. The class will focus on:
1. Creation of Doc’s, Spreadsheets, Presentations, etc.
2. Real Time Collaboration, Editing and Sharing Documents
About the Instructor: TJ Woods has been with the New York Public Library as a Learning & Development Specialist for 18 months. She facilitates technology based training for staff and has a background in leadership development.
Downloading eBooks - 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Instructor: Gretchen Smith
It's confusing, we know that. Downloading eBooks to devices isn't easy because different devices and different eBook formats require different steps in the process. In this hands-on workshop you'll have the chance to download eBooks from the library's eCollections so that you have experience knowing what to do whether a customer is using a Nook, a Kindle, an iPad, or an Android device. . A limited number of devices will be provided, and we encourage participants to bring their own e-devices and library cards also.
About the Instructor: Gretchen Smith has worked for NYPL as a Learning & Development Specialist providing staff training, since 2007. She has taught classes on downloading eBooks, leading story time programs, dealing with difficult patrons, and management skills. Before coming to NYPL she worked for the Free Library of Philadelphia, as a children's librarian, branch manager, materials selector, and staff training.
Book Signing with Columbus Copeland - 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Instructor: Columbus Copeland
Columbus Copeland, Author of “The Art Of Overcoming” Workplace and Life Strategies, knows a lot about overcoming. He travels throughout the country delivering electrifying keynote speeches to companies, businesses, organizations, colleges, and faith based programs. Copies will be available for $15.00
This event is sponsored by METRO.