Cost: $210 (nonmember, $260)
Attendance Maximum: 18
Instructor(s): Gerald Perry, AHIP,
interim director, Denison Memorial Library, University of Colorado
at Denver and Health Sciences Center, Denver, CO
Offered: Saturday, May 19,
This interactive class focuses on practical and
metaphoric tools for excelling in the current health sciences library
work environment. We will start with workplace models drawn from
the cinema that illustrate the active choices we make to succeed.
We will then focus on "blockbuster" themes of budgeting,
personnel, marketing, information services, and managing change.
We will "act" our way through scenarios that prepare us
to address these issues using practical tools. Next, values and
commitment, deliberate acts of principle, the power of optimism,
working through conflict, comfort with ambiguity, creativity as
a response to adversity, and learning to love complexity will be
addressed. Participants will leave with a clearer sense of vision
and values for their library services.