9:00 Registration begins
10:00 “Talkin’ to the Man: How to Talk to Your City Government” – Kelly Fann, Director, Tonganoxie Public Library and Robert Peter, City Administrator, Ellinwood
Do you cringe every time you have to approach your governing body? Learn how to make those conversations “Win-Win.”
11:00 Kansas Legislative Issues — Jennie Rose, KLA Legislative Liaison and Gail Santy, Chair, KLA Governmental Affairs Committee
1:15 Unconference – Three sessions to be determined by participant interest
4:45 “What If It Isn’t Working Out?” — Stephen Lusk, Human Resources Director at Topeka Shawnee County Library
With many years of experience in Human Resources, Stephan Lusk is an expert on dealing with working relations (and “not working” relations). This kind and gentle soul, who gets tough when he needs to be, will share with you the steps needed to successful handle problem employees.
Evening events planned by PLS committee: Lee Dobratz, Julie Hildebrand, Sharon Ailsleiger
9:00 “The ‘New’ Face of Mentoring” — Patti Poe, NEKLS Continuing Education Coordinator
What we’ve learned about mentoring in the last 20 years can help you be more successful, confident, and satisfied in your own career – while also supporting your colleagues and your own library organization. Join us for a fun, interactive AND reflective session guaranteed to change the way you think about mentoring.
11:00 “Border Relations” — Jennifer Cook, Kristin Soper, and Karen Allen, Lawrence Public Library
The Lawrence Public Library is exiled in an old Borders building while a new library is being constructed. Hear about how they kept their community engaged with daily deals while they were closed for two weeks to relocate and how they have partnered with local organizations and businesses in an effort to provide stellar service while on the move.
Retreat begins with registration 9 am Wednesday & ends after lunch on Thursday.
Cost for PLS members: $75 for shared room or $80 single room
Non—members: $85 for shared room or $100 single room
ALL MEALS INCLUDED!!!
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