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BEGINS NEXT MONDAY, September 10th, 2007


BEGINS Monday, Sept. 10-Oct. 5, 2007
Time Management for Library Staff
with Cheryl Stenström - 4-week ON-LINE COURSE

"I'd love to do that at our library -- if only I had more time!" Sound familiar? It seems staff in libraries of all types are finding less and less time to get through all the things they need to do, whether throughout the day, during the week or year-to-year. Discover how you can more effectively manage your time in the short and long term so you can do the things that matter.

Who Should Participate?

This course is designed for both paraprofessionals and professional librarians, particularly those in rural or small libraries, or those new to the profession. Also anyone who would like to learn more about time management in a library context is encouraged to register.

The Key Benefits For Participants:

Participants will gain an understanding of skills and techniques needed for time management in a library setting. They will learn why they need to manage their time effectively, what attitudes contribute to efficient (and inefficient!) use of time, and the strategies available to help them do more. Throughout the course, participants will learn though active discussion, assess their own strengths and areas for development, and practice skills through short exercises.

Key Topics to be Explored:

* Current theories in time management
* Personal time wasters and priority setting
* Organizing for effectiveness
* Techniques for the workplace

Method of Instruction:

Each week, you'll receive an e-mail with the lesson for that week, plus practice exercises that will help you work through the week's sources and reinforce your learning. In addition, a Web-based bulletin board will enable you and other participants to ask questions of the instructor and to provide on-line feedback about problems incurred. Each week, participants will be asked to play an active role on the discussion board, whether this be facilitating, questioning, summarizing, or observing.

This course is the right one for you if you enjoy interacting on-line with other participants and the instructors to share knowledge and experiences as participants will be asked to contribute actively to the bulletin board by sharing questions and comments.

Cheryl Stenström

Cheryl Stenström is an independent Library Consultant based in Lunenburg, Nova Scotia. During the past seven years, she's developed and delivered on-line and face-to-face sessions in BC and Nova Scotia on such diverse topics as library supervision and public library management, Web development, and services for patrons with print disabilities. She is currently teaching in BC's on-line Community Library Training Program and San José State University's on-line MLIS program. Her experience includes providing advice and support to public libraries on management, board and technology issues, reference database training, and services to persons with disabilities. Since receiving her MLIS in 1997, Cheryl's been a consultant to the Riverside International School Library in Zug, Switzerland and the Atlantic Centre at Saint Mary's University in Halifax, and a government library consultant to the public libraries of BC. She is currently a member of the Canadian Library Association's Executive Council.

Developed for the Education Institute by Darlene Fichter's Northern Lights Internet Solutions, Inc. in Saskatchewan

REGISTER AT WWW.THEPARTNERSHIP.CA and scroll down to the 'Education Institute'

Fees for 4-week on-line course with Cheryl Stenstrom
Member: $119.00 + GST
Non-Member: $159.00 + GST

The Education Institute
The learning programs of the LAA-APLA-BCLA-MLA-NLLA-NSLA-NWTLA-OLA-ABQLA-SLA Partnership

If you have questions please contact the appropriate Association or Meredith Gilbert for the Partnership and the Education Institute at the Ontario Library Association at [log in to unmask]

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