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Library Staff Day

Event Type: Library Staff Day
Date: 4/30/2014
Start Time: 8:30 AM
End Time: 4:30 PM



Join SWFLN for an exciting and informative day of training sessions, workshops and demonstrations. This fun and educational event is designed specifically for all library staff.

Both breakfast and lunch are included.

Keynote Presentation by Amy Herman

Amy Herman is the Founder of The Art of Perception, a professional development program that teaches participants to enhance their perception and communication skills by analyzing works of art. Amy will discuss the relevance of visual literacy across the professional spectrum and demonstrate how art has afforded an innovative way to refresh critical inquiry.

Four Presenters...
A Total of 9 sessions with a Keynote Presentation ...
One GREAT day for library staff!

Artistic Literacy
(Session A) Painting with Young Children
Painting with young children allows you to spend less time preparing for your weekly craft and more time helping children explore their world. Developmentally appropriate painting activities allow children to master many skills and processes that are essential for early learning. Join us and learn tips and techniques for no-fuss and (almost) no-mess painting with children ages 0-5.

(Session B) Paper Airplane Club
Learn the fundamentals of aerodynamics and origami while you play games and win prizes. Learn how to create your own paper airplane club for school age children and tweens from the materials in your supply closet. While folding and sharing paper airplane techniques, children will be improving their spatial reasoning skills and reinforcing geometry lessons.

(Session C) Printmaking with Teens
Explore creativity and art history with two printmaking techniques to use in teen art programs. These techniques are also adaptable for use with children ages 5-12.

Dr. Susan Smith(Session A) Reader's Advisory - So Many Books, So Little Time
This workshop will cover an overview of reader’s advisory (RA) including tips, tricks, and online resources. Become more comfortable with RA techniques, learn about RA tools, genre fiction, appeal factors, methods for providing RA, and writing annotations.

Amy Herman(Session B) Multiple Perspectives for Better Decision Making
Different perspectives foster creativity, collaboration, and innovation in a professional environment. The Art of Perception uses images of painting, sculpture and photography as tools to reconsider assumptions, preconceived biases, cultural competence, and related ethical issues encountered by professionals working with diverse constituents. Understanding a broader concept of inclusion and facilitating effective communication in sensitive and emergency situations are critical skills for participants, especially those who work with the public.

(Session C) Dialogues and Conversations
Participants will consider the importance of communication of their observations and perceptions in the work environment. Viewing works of art together can be a highly subjective exercise but a series of interactive exercises using multi-dimensional works of art will underscore that no two individuals perceive anything in precisely the same way and that being able to reconcile differing perceptions makes us more effective communicators.

Dr. Bob Bitting
(Session A) Customer Service
This seminar will teach you advanced communication strategies that are proven to work on difficult and angry customers, as well as enhancing services for happy and satisfied customers. You'll learn specific tactics and what type of customer will be affected by various approaches, and how to maximize customer ideas and suggestions.

(Session B) Appreciative Inquiry
“Appreciative Inquiry: A Strength-Based Approach to Organizational and Career Development/Life Planning” is a new approach to organizational and career development for professionals. The program is highly interactive in nature, and attendees will participate in a number of “hands-on” activities throughout the day. They will also leave the program with several specific action items that can be carried forward in their personal and professional lives.

(Session C) Bridging the Generation Gap in the Workplace
(Harnessing the Power of Generational Diversity)
Every day you interact with all types of people in the workplace to get things done - people who are different than you. Dealing with diversity in the workplace means understanding and relating effectively with this wide variety of people. The workshop begins with an overview of the meaning of culture and how individual “worldviews” are developed. Included is the “iceberg metaphor” of culture.

Location: Hilton Garden Inn FGC - 16410 Corporate Commerce Way, Fort Myers, Florida 33913
Registration Ends: 4/23/2014 at 12:00 AM
Contact: Barbara Hawkes
Contact Number: (239) 313-6218
Presenter: Artistic Literacy, Dr. Bitting, Dr. Smith, Herman
Status: Closed

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