The Efficient Librarian: Productivity Strategies for Workplace Success

Date(s) - 03/27/2020
9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Cooper Memorial Library



This workshop is presented as part of a Lake County Public Library Staff training – and you’re invited!

The world of work seems to be moving faster and faster every day. Is it possible to keep up with the rapid pace and still be stress free? Yes, it is! This workshop will present productive strategies for workplace success. Learn powerful methods for managing commitments, information, and communication that are the gold standard for personal and organizational efficiency. Discover concrete solutions for transforming uncertainty into an integrated system of stress-free productivity. The core texts for the workshop is Getting Things Done® by David Allen and Doug Crane’s blog,

Learn how to:
Capture anything and everything that has your attention and concern
Redefine actionable items into concrete next steps and clear outcomes
Learn how to curate your own personal knowledge management system
Experience of the power of well-defined project management
Make trusted choices about your next action steps in any given moment

Biography ~ Doug Crane

Doug Crane has been a librarian for over twenty one years and has been helping librarians and others get their inboxes down to zero since 2012!

He currently serve as Director of the Palm Beach County Library System. He is the Past Chair of the State Library Council of Florida and Past President of the Southeast Florida Library Information Network (SEFLIN). Doug is a proud lifetime member of the American Library Association (ALA) and a member of the Florida Library Association (FLA). To follow his thoughts on leadership, efficiency, and libraries, please visit his web site at

In his spare time, Doug admires his collection of Doctor Who sonic screwdrivers, and relaxes at home with my wife, daughter, dog and cat.


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