It’s the little things that count, or how I can take charge of my situation and have the best library work experience

Date(s) - 03/21/2019
10:00 am - 11:30 am



Have you ever had a mosquito buzzing in your room? That one little insect can change everything! So can YOU in this 90 minute webinar that challenges your status quo and gives you permission to be in charge of your work life. Work takes up the majority of our time and the library workplace should open doors to great learning and thinking and doing if we allow it to. In this webinar, we’ll examine our goals, challenge what gets in the way, and find new ways to approach each day no matter what our role in the organization.

This webinar will be led by Maxine Bleiweis. A former public library director, Maxine has never met a rule she didn’t want to break. She’s led an exciting and unorthodox career breaking barriers and allowing both staff and public to reach their potential. She oversaw the creation of the first big makerspace, integrated a café in library operations early on, initiated a children’s literature festival, wrote Helping Business—a guide to economic development and libraries, and was the first to implement humanoid robots to teach coding. She gave her staff the autonomy to make decisions based on the library’s values and, in a union environment, never had a grievance. She’s willing to share her thoughts, lessons learned, and dreams for libraries no matter what their size.

Biography ~ Maxine Bleiweis
Maxine completed her public library director chapter in 2015 and was awarded the Charles Robinson Award for Innovative Leadership from the Public Library Association of ALA. She says that’s the best award for her because it required breaking all the rules! Since 2015, she has been speaking, coaching, and conducting workshops nationally and internationally.

Priority seating will be given to TBLC Members. 
Please Note: The recording will only be available to registered attendees.
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