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Wednesday, June 19 • 11:00am - 12:30pm
Management & Leadership in a Time of Cultural Climate Change

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Influenced by previous RBMS programming on leadership and management, this participant-led session will enable seasoned, new, and aspiring managers, and leaders at all levels, to speak frankly about their experiences and learn from each other in a confidential setting. Recognizing the need for strong leadership and management skills and inclusivity throughout our organizational hierarchies, this session addresses non-hierarchical approaches to leadership demand, and approaches to fostering the next generation's skill development and interest in leadership and management roles.

The format will be small, concurrent group discussions around a list of topics. Participants may select and move among groups according to their interests.

New Supervisors will focus on topics relevant to new managers, such as establishing yourself as “the boss,”
supervising staff more experienced than you, encouraging new professionals, and inclusive management. (facilitated by Annie Tang and Lisa Conathan)

Participatory Management will focus on balancing stakeholder and organizational needs, developing new peer groups, and developing an effective team. (facilitated by Moira Fitzgerald)

Leading without managing will focus on topics such as leading without a formal supervisory role and getting management experience. (facilitated by Melanie Griffin and Alison Reynolds)

Senior management will cover such topics as recruitment and retention, staff development, transitioning to the “big picture”. (facilitated by Lisa Carter and Christian Dupont)

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Lori Birrell

Director of Special Collections and Museums, University of Delaware
As Head of the Special Collections Department at the University of Arkansas, my role is to provide strategic direction to our department in support of our strategic priorities. I lead a group of 13 dedicated and highly skilled faculty and staff members. Together we provide services... Read More →
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Lisa Carter

Vice Provost for Libraries and University Librarian, University of Wisconsin Madison
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Christian Dupont

Burns Librarian and AUL for Special Collections, Boston College
I have spent most of my career as a special collections librarian and administrator, beginning with reference and curatorial positions at the University of Notre Dame, where I also completed my doctoral studies in theology and philosophy. Along the way, I received a master of information... Read More →
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Annie Tang

Special Collections & Archives Coordinator, Chapman University
Originally from the LA area, Annie Tang is the Coordinator of Special Collections & Archives at Chapman University in Orange County, California. She was previously the Processing Archivist at Johns Hopkins University. Annie loves a good bowl of Vietnamese pho (pronounced ‘fuh... Read More →
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Moira Fitzgerald

Head of Access Services, Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library. Yale University
Moira Fitzgerald is the Head of Access Services at the Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library (Yale University), a position she has held since 2015. In this role, she is responsible for all of the Beinecke's remote and on-site public services functions. Her interests include the... Read More →
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Alison Reynolds

Special Collections Archivist, Georgia Institute of Technology
Alison Reynolds joined Georgia Tech as the Special Collections Archivist in 2018. She holds an MLS from Indiana University Bloomington with a specialization in Archives and Records Management, an MA in English from the University of Connecticut, and BA degrees in English and History... Read More →
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Lisa Conathan

Head of Special Collections, Williams College
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Melanie Griffin

Assistant Head of Special Collections, University of Arkansas

Wednesday June 19, 2019 11:00am - 12:30pm EDT