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DMIL Programs for SLA 2017 in Phoenix / SLA Early Bird Deadline March 15, 2017

Register for SLA Early Bird by Mar 15, 2017 SLA 2017 Annual Conference – Special Libraries Association

Many thanks to the SLA 2017 DMIL Director for Phoenix, Deb Knox of WT Cox, for her hard work arranging the following:


1. DMIL Networking Breakfasts – Monday, June 19 & Tuesday, June 20


2. DMIL Business Meeting – June 19 11:30 am


3. DMIL Open House – Tuesday, June 20


4. From The Battlefield to the Boardroom, Speaker: Colonel Jill Morgenthaler (USA Ret) – Sunday June 18 at 2:15

Success requires focus, discipline and creativity.  Colonel Jill shares the secrets to effective leadership through her unique HOOAH method: Heart, Optimism, Opportunity, Abilities and Hands. This high energy program provides step by step guidance so you can walk away with real world knowledge to help boost morale, reach goals, identify opportunities, identify challenges and overcome difficult people and situations.


5. Are Good Leaders Born or Made? Leadership Traits or Training?  Speaker Sara Beth Fennell – Monday June 19 at 3:30

Beth  will guide participants to reflect upon their own leadership paths  as a way of revealing when they were most successful and why. There is evidential research correlating genes with patterns of leadership. Evidence also exists that corroborates the positive effects of coaching and training. We will discuss the value of acknowledging both perspectives.


6. Managing from the Middle: Balancing People, Projects, and Vision with Confidence, Speaker Pat Wagner – Tuesday June 20 at 10:15 am

Between visionary library directors and hands-on, frontline personnel stand middle managers who must oversee departments, buildings, projects, and employees. These folks juggle many hats and must reconcile the conflicting, day-to-day needs of library employees, administrators, patrons, facilities staff, and others. Middle managers are pragmatists who keep employees engaged, patrons well served, and the library doors open.

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