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Build a Great Team Workshop—Group Rate
Catherine Hakala-Ausperk
Item Number: 1541-9205
Publisher: ALA Publishing eLearning Solutions
Price: $120.00
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This is a group rate for 3 or more people viewing from a single computer. If you are viewing alone or with one other viewer, please purchase at the individual rate.

A 90-minute workshop, Wednesday, July 19, 2017, 2:30pm Eastern/1:30 Central/12:30 Mountain/11:30am Pacific

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Build a Great Team Workshop
A 90-minute workshop, Wednesday, July 19, 2017, 2:30pm Eastern/1:30 Central/12:30 Mountain/11:30am Pacific

If you want a great library, you need a great team! In this workshop, Catherine Hakala-Ausperk—librarian, speaker, consultant, and author of Build a Great Team: One Year to Success—will show you how to get started.

You’ll learn how to support and develop staff you already have and gain techniques to hire right in the future. Whether you’re a brand new supervisor or a long-time leader looking for a refresher, this workshop will help you enhance your management skills and provide you with valuable tips on how to be a great boss of a great team.

After participating in this workshop, you will have a better understanding of how to:

  • Manage staff across different age, styles, and skills
  • Improve practice and maintain open, effective communication with your team
  • Mentor others and be mentored
  • Nurture a team culture that thrives in times of challenge and change


About the Instructor

Catherine Hakala-Ausperk is a 31-year Ohio public library veteran, with experience in everything from direct customer service to management and administration. Now an active library planner, speaker, consultant and trainer, she is also the author of Be a Great Boss: One Year to Success (ALA, 2011), Build a Great Team: One Year to Success (ALA, 2013), and Renew Yourself! A Six-Step Plan for More Meaningful Work (ALA, 2017). Hakala-Ausperk also teaches for Kent State University’s School of Library and Information Science, the American Library Association’s Certified Public Library Administrator Program (CPLA), InfoPeople and more. She is the author of the Demco blog, “Library Advice: That’s a Great Question!” and is the owner of Libraries Thrive Consulting. Catherine frequently keynotes and presents at conferences, facilitates workshops and academies around the country, and helps libraries develop truly 21st century strategic plans. Her passion is for supporting, coaching, and developing great libraries, successful team members, and – especially – strong and effective library leaders.


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