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Just ONE week left to register for this 6-week online course, do not delay - this course will not be offered again until spring or summer 2010!
POWER OF ONE: INFORMATION PROFESSIONALS WORKING ALONE
Mon. 8 Jun 2009 - Sat. 18 Jul 2009
Instructor: Maggie Weaver
SLA members: 11% discount - contact PLC
In a one-person library or information service organization, there never seems to be enough time to do the administrative work, never mind the
professional. When you are working “solo” or with only a few people, these stresses can be very intense. This 6-week course covers practical
management techniques that will make it easier for you to decide among conflicting priorities.
You have the opportunity to analyze the services you provide, study your customer or patron groups, and develop a plan for marketing and
promoting a service of your choice. This course provides the added benefit of receiving feedback and guidance from the instructor, Maggie
Weaver, who has years of experience working as a solo information professional and has taught several business courses for librarians.
Students do not work alone, but discuss situations and ideas with Maggie and with fellow solos.
Comments about the course:
"Great course, helpful information, good reading stuff and you'll have the feeling you learned something relevant for the real life"
"Your confidence to talk to your boss will be increase at the end of week 6".
"A good course for a one person library - really gets you thinking about your library and its services from a different perspective"
About the course instructor:
Maggie Weaver has worked as a solo librarian and researcher in small libraries in a number of organizations, including a major chemical
company, a United Nations agency, a small business resource centre, and management consulting firms. Currently self-employed as her own “power
of one”, Maggie endeavours to promote the value of library skills into agencies who don’t have libraries. Focusing on the business and services
and assessing the marketing mix has become her way of life.
She also speaks frequently at library conferences about marketing library services, tips for the one-person library, small business
information needs, and business planning among others. These have included Ontario Library Association, Ontario Association of Library
Technicians / Association des Bibliotechniciens de l'Ontario, the Canadian Library Association, and the American Library Association.
For more information and to register go to www.plc.ischool.utoronto.ca or call (416) 978 7111.