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Are you an effective librarian? Are you sure? Join us at the Nova Scotia Provincial Library for a teleconference on "12 Habits for Highly Effective Librarians" with Maureen Sawa on November 10th.  Libraries are changing to meet user needs and assume new roles. So also are librarians faced with the prospect of 're-inventing themselves' to adjust and adapt to their changing environments by building new areas of expertise. To be successful, librarians must reconsider traditional core competencies and identify the skills, attitudes and values that enable us to work effectively and develop new service opportunities.

Perfect for both newcomers to the field or experienced librarians who want to invigorate their current practices, this talk looks at the key issues affecting libraries and librarians and focuses on the personal and professional competencies that librarians must develop. Through fascinating statistics, anecdotes and practical tips, including the instructor's own "12 Habits of Highly Successful Information Specialists", this presentation offers compelling arguments for adopting forward-looking habits to increase professional success and personal satisfaction.

Maureen Sawa is Director of Public Service and Community Development at Hamilton Public Library. She is also the co-author of Car Smarts: Hot Tips for the Car Crazy and author of The Library Book: From Camels to Computers (forthcoming). Maureen has a Bachelor of Music from Wilfrid Laurier University and a Master of Information Studies from FIS at the University of Toronto.

This is a program of the Canadian Library Association Continuing Professional Development Centre.

Time: Thursday, November 10th, 1:00-2:00 p.m.
Place: Conference Room, Nova Scotia Provincial Library, 3770 Kempt Road, Halifax
Format: 60 minute teleconference with handout.
This session is free; parking is available in front of the building.

Please respond to Carol Morris at [log in to unmask] or by phone at 424-2477 if you would like to attend this session.

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