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Trainers as Leaders


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Presentation was delivered at the American Library Association Annual Conference (Washington, D.C., June 2010) under the auspices of ALA's Learning Round Table; event featured formal presentations, a panel discussion including a few of those interviewed (Louise Whitaker, Maurice Coleman, and Sandra Smith) for the forthcoming ALA Editions book "Workplace Learning and Leadership:
A Handbook for Library and Nonprofit Trainers" (May 2011), and included discussion between panel and audience members.

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Trainers as Leaders

  1. 1. Trainers as Leaders A discussion with Paul Signorelli, Presenter/Moderator Maurice Coleman Sandra Smith Louise Whitaker Presenters/Panelists ALA Annual Conference Washington, D.C. Sunday, June 27, 2010 10:30 am – noon Sponsored by the ALA Learning Roundtable
  2. 2. Leaders are Inspirational
  3. 3. Leaders Find Creative Solutions to Insurmountable Problems
  4. 4. Leaders Are Not Afraid to Tackle Difficult Issues
  5. 5. And They Don’t Ignore What They Are Facing
  6. 6. We Don’t Need to Be Flashy
  7. 7. Sometimes the Quiet Reflective Moments Mean the Most
  8. 8. Collaboration & Community: Maurice Coleman, Harford County (MD) Public Library & T is for Training
  9. 9. Evaluation: Louise Whitaker, Pioneer Library System
  10. 10. Working With Decision-Makers: Sandra Smith, Denver Public Library
  11. 11. Creating Sparks
  12. 12. A Few Leadership Resources
  13. 13. Credits <ul><li>(Images taken from photostreams unless otherwise noted): Fireworks over Washington D.C., from Tsraveling’s photostream at </li></ul><ul><li>Washington Crossing Delaware, photo from Lindsinnewyork’s photostream at </li></ul><ul><li>Photo of Abraham Lincoln from Library of Congress American Memory Online Digital Project. </li></ul><ul><li>Obama and McChrystal, from mcxc2006’s photostream at </li></ul><ul><li>Ostrich from Mchll323’s photostream at </li></ul><ul><li>Ducks from Bill in STL’s photostream at </li></ul><ul><li>Volcano, from Emstrur’s photostream at </li></ul><ul><li>Library of Congress Main Reading Room, from Gumper_11’s photostream at </li></ul><ul><li>Denver Public Library photo from Andrei Portugues Rosa’s photostream at </li></ul><ul><li>Sparkler, from Miller foto+grafik’s photostream at </li></ul>