Executive Summit

Friday, May 15, 2015
Greater Lansing Association of Realtors Grand Ballroom
Lansing, MI

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Executive Summit (formerly Directors’ Summit) is a valuable one-day event designed to engage library professionals at the top or on their way to the top. Public, academic and specialty librarians can learn how to recognize leadership potential in themselves and others. Part two focuses on mentoring; how it works and how it  connects with leadership. Anyone looking to broaden their perspective should attend.

8:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.    Registration and Continental Breakfast

9:00 a.m. – 9:15 a.m.    Welcome

9:15 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.    Library Leadership
Shelley Davis Mielock, Mieshel Image Consulting

11:15 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.    Library Leadership Panel
Ever wonder who the next library leaders will be or think “I am a future library leader”? This panel of seasoned library leaders will discuss the characteristics of a leader, identifying leaders in your library or from within yourself, what it means to lead from any position, how to foster an organizational culture of risk taking, and how to engage and cultivate future leaders.
Julia Eisenstein, University of Detroit Mercy; Randy Riley, Library of Michigan; Cathy Russ, Troy Public Library

12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.    Lunch

1:00 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.    MLA Advocacy Update

1:15 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.    Mentoring Librarians
Attendees will learn the value of formal mentorship programs to people and their library.  Information and resources will be provided so attendees can create and implement a mentorship program that has a meaningful impact on their library’s most valuable resource, their staff.
Brian Mortimore, Kent District Libraries

2:30 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.    Mentoring Panel
Libraries are only as good as there people.  Learn how to identify mentors and mentoring opportunities, find the right fit, and foster learning and development through mentoring by our mentor/mentee panel. Our panelist will speak from their experiences as mentors, the ups and downs of mentoring, what it takes to be a mentor and how being mentored helped them in their careers.
Jill Abood, East Lansing Public Library; Trisha Burns, Saginaw Public Library; Pamela Zarkowski, University of Detroit Mercy

3:15 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.    MLA Mentoring Program Unveil

3:30 p.m.                       Wrap Up


Earlybird Registration Deadline: May 1, 2015
Advance Registration Deadline: May 14, 2015

Registration Fees:

                                                      MLA Member              Non-Member

By Friday, May 1, 2015                  $  95.00                        $190.00

After Friday, May 1, 2015              $110.00                        $220.00

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