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Hi Pat! I am not Beatrice, but I hear you very well.
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Beth from Maryland
Again, welcome - this is Pat Wagner in hot and sunny Denver, Colorado. Thanks for joining us today!
Hi there! Luz Sandoval, recent graduate of UCLA's MLIS program.
Hi all, current MLIS graduate student at UMD. Resides in Baltimore, MD
Good morning! I’m a librarian working in Denver, residing in Arvada, CO.
Good morning. I am a librarian working in Lakewood, Colorado.
Hello all! Public librarian from Lakewood, Ohio here!
Good afternoon! Greenville, South Carolina :)
Hi, I'm an interlibrary loan tech attending from New Windsor, Maryland.
Hi Tonya. Do you have a question?
Cons: discomfort with confrontation, course correction
A major con is not doing as much programming. But I like the idea of "mining for gold" and helping others reach their potential.
I would not like to be dished by administration and supported instead of them wanting to please someone else. Support from above and below would be nice
Make sure you send responses to panelists and attendees
Pros: Ability to help coworkers defend against toxic supervisors.
Pros: Getting projects to move forwardPros: finding the strengths of your employees and putting them to use
I think the supervisor is stuck in the middle - not much power and not as fun as working with patrons.
At academia one of the cons is the administration who undermines the library's role.
I like the idea of having a bigger picture or better perspective that comes from a supervisory role.
Pros: having a vision and plan. Cons-Lacking, being incompetent or simple-minded
Cons: If those above you refused to communicate before, they still may not even when you are on the same level as them.
Pros: implementing new ideas
Pro: More opportunities to learn and grow. Con: A feeling of disconnection from the work that I love. More paperwork and expectations/pressure from senior leaders/administrators.
Pro = seeing/supporting accomplishments of others. Con = less time/support to achieve my own accomplishments
Administrators undermining library's role happens in public libraries too. I've seen them completely ignoring public input.
Pros: ability to introduce new ideas to decision makers
Pros: inspiring employees to be a great team
With patrons? Yes in Woburn. Also yes with administration doing it too.
If you have any questions, please put them in the Q & A area.
Thank you, Pat!