WORKSHOP OPPORTUNITY (Public Librarian)
Date:  October 12th through 14th.  The first two days run from 8:30 – 4:30, and the last day typically ends at 3:30.
What:  Small Library Management: Leadership & Management Essentials
Where:  HLC Meeting Room
This workshop provides foundational leadership and management skills that will enable you to accomplish your library's goals. Highly recommended for new directors, managers, anyone interested in becoming a manager, and anyone that would like a refresher. It's FREE for all Texas library staff. Participants will earn up to 19 hours of CE credit. Register on the TSLAC website: https://www.tsl.texas.gov/slmregister

  • Day 1 introduces the fundamentals of leadership, including communication skills and leading through change.
  • Day 2 focuses on personnel management, human resources, and policy development.
  • Day 3 covers financial management including budgeting, financial planning, and audit requirement.


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