Report: The Renewal Colloquium for Massachusetts Library Association Conference (May 2022)

Late last month during the Massachusetts Library Association’s Annual Conference (and in addition to offering conference’s opening Spotlight Session), I facilitated The Renewal Colloquium. This event was my first in-person facilitation and public speaking event since the beginning of the COVID-19 Pandemic. It was good to meet people, and I remain hopeful that everyone remainsContinue reading “Report: The Renewal Colloquium for Massachusetts Library Association Conference (May 2022)”

Report: The Renewal Colloquium for Washington Research Library Consortium (May 2022)

Last week I facilitated The Renewal Colloquium for the Washington Research Library Consortium‘s plenary meeting. This meeting discussed the trajectory of low-morale experiences with a focus on how the COVID-19 Pandemic has impacted these experiences. I also introduced Pauline Boss’ concept of Ambiguous Loss and how it has affected library employees. This report shares selectedContinue reading “Report: The Renewal Colloquium for Washington Research Library Consortium (May 2022)”

Reserved: The Renewal Colloquium @Massachusetts Library Association Conference (May 2022)

On May 23, I’ll be leading The Renewal Colloquium during the Massachusetts Library Association‘s annual conference. The event will take place after the Opening Keynote/Spotlight Session where I’ll center low-morale experiences in public libraries (view the associated study). 

Reserved: The Renewal Colloquium @Washington Research Library Consortium (May 2022)

I’ve been invited to this year’s Washington Research Library Consortium plenary meeting to facilitate a special session of  The Renewal Colloquium focusing on the impacts of the COVID-19 Pandemic on library employees. The virtual plenary is slated for May 18 at 1PM EST. Learn more about the WRLC, which serves ten member libraries in metropolitanContinue reading “Reserved: The Renewal Colloquium @Washington Research Library Consortium (May 2022)”

Report: The Renewal Colloquium for Alaska Library Association (February 2022)

Late last month, the Alaska Library Association held their 2022 annual conference. I was invited to facilitate a Renewal Colloquium for registered attendees. The session was one of the most well-attended over the course of the four-day virtual conference.  This report shares selected attendee data generated from the event’s pre-work activities and evaluation survey. Pre-ColloquiumContinue reading “Report: The Renewal Colloquium for Alaska Library Association (February 2022)”

Report: The Renewal Colloquium for Chief Officers of State Library Agencies (December 2021)

Two weeks ago, the Chief Officers of State Library Agencies (COSLA) held their Continuing Education Forum and invited me to lead a  Renewal Colloquium. Just under 50 were in attendance at the event, which was held virtually.  This reports shares some attendee data generated from the event’s pre-work activities, along with some data from theContinue reading “Report: The Renewal Colloquium for Chief Officers of State Library Agencies (December 2021)”

Report: The Renewal Colloquium for Amigos Library Services (November 2021)

About three months ago, I led a Renewal Presentation for Amigos Library Services, and I was invited back to offer a Renewal Colloquium. The Colloquium event was held virtually on November 1.  This reports shares some attendee data generated from the event’s pre-work activities. Pre-Colloquium Questionnaire Highlights Library Type 67% Public library Represented areas ofContinue reading “Report: The Renewal Colloquium for Amigos Library Services (November 2021)”

Report: The Renewal Colloquia for Massachusetts Library System (October 2021)

Earlier this month I led two Renewal Colloquia for the Massachusetts Library System. The events were a follow-up from the September 2021 Renewal Presentation event I led for the same group.  One session was for library employees; and the second was for formal library leaders. There was a waitlist for the latter session. Event attendeesContinue reading “Report: The Renewal Colloquia for Massachusetts Library System (October 2021)”

Report: The Renewal Presentation for Massachusetts Library System (September 2021)

In late September, I was hosted virtually by the Massachusetts Library System – I led an online Renewal Presentation event for the membership, sharing the data from my low-morale studies. The event was recorded for Massachusetts Library System members for them to prepare for the subsequent Renewal Colloquia, which are slated for October 6. BeforeContinue reading “Report: The Renewal Presentation for Massachusetts Library System (September 2021)”

Report: The Renewal Presentation @ Northwest ILL & Resource Sharing Virtual Conference (September 2021)

Earlier this month I offered The Renewal Presentation for the opening session of the Northwest Interlibrary Loan & Resource Sharing Virtual Conference (NWILL). During the hour-long event – which included over 200 attendees – I shared comparative data from my low-morale studies, summarized frameworks for the experience, reviewed countermeasures, and answered questions. Before the event, attendeesContinue reading “Report: The Renewal Presentation @ Northwest ILL & Resource Sharing Virtual Conference (September 2021)”