[Libs-Or] Fwd: [ifrt-members] Merritt Fund, OIF & JobList sponsor free April 11 webinar on defusing workplace challenges

Diedre Conkling diedre08 at gmail.com
Wed Mar 7 09:52:06 PST 2012


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From: Jonathan Kelley <jokelley at ala.org>
Date: Wed, Mar 7, 2012 at 9:40 AM
Subject: [ifrt-members] Merritt Fund, OIF & JobList sponsor free April 11
webinar on defusing workplace challenges
To: ifaction at ala.org, publib at webjunction.org, stateifc at ala.org,
ala-ifc at ala.org, ifrt-members at ala.org, ifrt-b at ala.org, merritt-l at ala.org


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*Free ALA/Merritt Fund and JobLIST Placement Center webinar on defusing
workplace challenges*

For Immediate Release
Tue, 03/06/2012 - 11:24****

Contact: Beatrice


Librarians across all settings can, at times, face unexpected challenges or
confrontations from an angry or upset patron, community member, coworker or
concerned citizen. Knowing how to handle these difficult conversations in
ways that can lead to a healthy resolution is critical.  These issues will
be discussed in a free webinar at noon CDT on Wednesday, April 11.****

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The ALA JobLIST <http://joblist.ala.org/> Placement Center and Office for
Intellectual Freedom (OIF <http://www.ala.org/offices/oif>), in conjunction
with the LeRoy C. Merritt Humanitarian Fund <http://www.merrittfund.org/>,
are pleased to present "Moving Difficult Conversations Toward Positive
Outcomes: Coping with Challenges in the Library Workplace," a free webinar
addressing conflict resolution in the workplace. This online learning event
will offer insight and preparation for approaching these difficult
conversations with an open and positive mindset, provide the tools to
defuse the situation and equip attendees with the skills and behaviors for
moving these types of conversations toward a positive outcome.****

In addition to the live webinar, the program will be recorded and made
available asynchronously as a webcast one month later.****

Speakers will be Angela Maycock, assistant director of the Office for
Intellectual Freedom, and Caitlin Williams, Ph.D., an award-winning author,
speaker and coach on topics related to workplace issues and professional

To register, visit https://ala.ilinc.com/register/svsjkpj.  Contact
Beatrice Calvin at bcalvin at ala.org or (800) 545-2433, ext. 4280 with any

*Note: This webinar is purely informational.  It is not intended as legal
advice and should not be treated as such.  If you have questions about your
employment situation, we recommend that you consult with legal counsel
licensed in your state with respect to your individual situation.*****

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Jonathan Kelley****

Program Coordinator****

The Merritt Fund****

50 E. Huron St.****

Chicago, IL  60611****

(312) 280-4226****

(800) 545-2433 x4226 (toll-free)****

(312) 280-4227 (fax)****

jokelley at ala.org****

The Merritt Fund on Facebook <http://www.facebook.com/merrittfund>****

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*Diedre Conkling**
Lincoln County Library District
P.O. Box 2027
Newport, OR 97365
Phone & Fax: 541-265-3066
Work email**: **diedre at lincolncolibrarydist.org*<diedre at lincolncolibrarydist.org>
Home email: **diedre08 at gmail.com* <diedre08 at gmail.com>

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