MLA 2021 Virtual Conference Archives
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MLA 2021 Virtual Conference Archives

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Because They're Worth It: Building a Sustainable Staff Training Program 

Hear how the Capital Area District Libraries tackled an intricate training program that addressed need-to-know information for new hires, ongoing goals pertaining to specific positions, and professional focus areas such as technology, circulation, services and readers advisory. We'll look at tools they use such as monthly exercises, workshop series, and outcome measurements, in addition to how they continue to improve their program.


Sustainable Solutions for Library Facilities in the Face of the Climate Crisis

When planning and budgeting for capital improvement projects, consider making meaningful investments in sustainable design such as living roofs or walls and cutting-edge energy-efficient systems. Join architect Seth Penchansky for a discussion of sustainable design concepts and examples from local public buildings.  


Reimagining Library Advocacy



Lightning Bolt on a galaxy backgroundFrom Coach to First Class: Working with a Leadership Coach

No matter where you are in your career, a leadership coach can help you address a thorny problem, determine a new career direction, or celebrate your wins. A library leader and a coach discuss their partnership, the benefits of working with a professional leadership coach, and how to find the right coach for you.


Mastering Virtual Programming

One day the masks will go away, but virtual programming is here to stay. In this interactive, fast-paced session, Martina Mathisen, a communication skills trainer and educational entertainer, will show you how to enhance the user experience during virtual programs, reach new audiences, and expand library community relationships. Engaging patrons virtually is a challenge. Learn the tools that will build your audience and keep them coming back for more!

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