Efficient Librarian: Productivity Strategies for Workplace Success

Mar 18, 2020 09:00am -
Mar 18, 2020 12:30pm

Event Description

In-Person Workshop

Efficient Librarian: Productivity Strategies for Workplace Success

Wednesday, March 18, 2020
9:00 am - 12:30 pm
Broward County Library
South Regional/Broward College Library
7300 Pines Blvd.
Pembroke Pines, FL 33024

Efficient Librarian: Productivity Strategies for Workplace Success

The world of work seems to be moving faster and faster every day. Is it possible to keep up with the rapid pace and still be stress free? Yes, it is! The secret is to become an Efficient Librarian.  This workshop will present productive strategies for workplace success based in part on the book, Getting Things Done® by David Allen and other the work of other leading productivity experts. Learn about the three paths to success, which include powerful methods for managing commitments, information, and communication that are the gold standard for personal and organizational efficiency. 

Participants will develop on site a trusted system that will allow them to:

  • Capture anything and everything that has your attention and concern
  • Redefine actionable items into concrete next steps and clear outcomes
  • Organize information in the most streamlined way, based on how and when you need to access it
  • Make trusted choices about what to do in any given moment

Presenter: Douglas Crane

Doug Crane began his library career with the Toronto Public Library System, before moving to Florida and join the Palm Beach County Library System as a children’s librarian in 1998. He then served as the Electronic Resources Coordinator, a Branch Manager, and the Director of Branch Services. He was appointed Library Director in 2014 and under his direction the System has won numerous awards including an Urban Library Council Innovation Award.

Doug was recruited by the Public Library Association for their first podcast in 2015. He is the author of the articles, “May I Ask You a Question? Lessons Learned from Interviewing Public Library Leaders,” in the Nov/Dec 2015 issue of Public Libraries, “Overcoming the Email Blues” in the December 2017 issue of Learning Exchange, the Newsletter of the Learning Round Table of the American Library Association, “Efficient Librarianship – A New Path for the Profession” in the Nov/Dec 2017 issue of Public Libraries, and “Go For It! Advice From Library Directors” in the May/June 2019 issue of Public Libraries.

He currently serves on the State Library Council of Florida as Past Chair and is Past President of the Southeast Florida Library Information Network (SEFLIN). In his spare time, he blogs about office productivity and efficiency practices, admires his collection of Doctor Who sonic screwdrivers, and relaxes at home with his wife, daughter, dog and cat.


Event Type:Training
Early registration ends on Nov 06, 2019.
Regular registration starts on Nov 07, 2019 and ends on Mar 12, 2020.
Late registration starts on Mar 13, 2020.
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