[Libs-Or] PLA Webinar on Aug 8th - Foster fresh thinking at your library

Jennifer Maurer jennifer.maurer at state.or.us
Wed Jul 25 08:19:14 PDT 2012

If you can't read the information below, it's also available here: http://www.ala.org/pla/onlinelearning/webinars/models.

"While you need to know the ins and outs of the library and community you work in, sometimes such familiarity can lead to assumptions and mental models about the purpose, the people, and the materials of your library. When we have a mental model of something, we can get stuck in a way of thinking, making decisions that continue to reinforce the model-prioritizing tasks and budgeting to drive actions that support them. This interactive webinar will show you how to bust some of your mental models and start the shift to innovative, out-of-the-box thinking that managing a modern library requires. Chat opportunities with the instructor will make the learning relevant and engaging, so come ready to participate and discover how to unlock a world of possibilities for your library."


Jennifer Maurer
School Library Consultant
Oregon State Library
250 Winter Street NE
Salem, OR 97301
jennifer.maurer at state.or.us

From: Public Library Association [mailto:pla at ala.org]
Sent: Wednesday, July 25, 2012 8:10 AM
To: Jennifer Maurer
Subject: PLA Webinar - Foster fresh thinking at your library

"Public Libraries at Work" Webinar Series


Are Your Mental Models of a Library Holding You Back?

Wednesday, August 8, 2012
1:00 p.m. Central


"Mental models are deeply held internal images of how the world works,
images that limit us to familiar ways of thinking and acting."
-Peter M. Senge, The Fifth Discipline: The Art and Practice of the Learning Organization

Join your public library colleagues for the hour-long webinar, "<http://ala.informz.net/z/cjUucD9taT0yNTE3NTAzJnA9MSZ1PTEwMjAwMTYxNDEmbGk9MTI1ODE4NDc/index.html>Are Your Mental Models of a Library Holding You Back?<http://ala.informz.net/z/cjUucD9taT0yNTE3NTAzJnA9MSZ1PTEwMjAwMTYxNDEmbGk9MTI1ODE4NDc/index.html>" <http://ala.informz.net/z/cjUucD9taT0yNTE3NTAzJnA9MSZ1PTEwMjAwMTYxNDEmbGk9MTI1ODE4NDc/index.html> designed to inspire library staff to shake off assumptions about their library and start thinking outside-the-box.

Instructor Cheryl Gould, library training consultant, Infopeople, will lead an interactive webinar highlighting mental models that can inhibit growth and new ideas in the public library world. Gould's engaging style and instruction will help participants break free of mental models and learn how to cultivate a professional environment of innovative, creative ideas.

Registration Information

Are Your Mental Models of a Library Holding You Back?
Wednesday, August 8, 2012, at 1:00 p.m. Central

Individual Registration
* PLA Member: $28.00
* ALA Member: $31.50
* Nonmember: $35.00

Group Registration
* Group of any size: $129.00

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Deadline to register is 4:30 p.m. Central on Monday, August 6, 2012.



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