Regional Meet-Ups

Library Leadership Workshops & Drops-Ins



This first regional workshop, offered in partnership with LeadLocal, is like a mini-Collective: some fun social networking and a whole lot of hands-on learning!

And it's about a skill we think is sorely lacking in many libraries: leadership!




(powered by LeadLocal)



Leading with Creative Confidence

May 22nd 12pm PST / 3pm EST

"Your job as a leader is to create a structure so people can thrive."  -Jaime Ritter


Follow-Up Resources

Conversation Catalyst: Jamie Ritter, Maine State Librarian


Innovation + Rural Libraries

June 13th 9am PST / 12pm EST

The nimble mindset is being open to possibilities….Our library was originally in an old garage! So now, often I just ask people, “What’s the wildest thing we could do?” -Hope Decker


Follow-Up Resources

Conversation Catalyst: Hope Decker, Member Library Liaison, Pioneer Library System

Design Thinking for Library Leadership

Design Thinking for Library Leadership is about learning by doing. You identify an adaptive leadership challenge (that you or other libraries face), form a team, and tackle your challenge by establishing a framework for leading change by design. Hands-on, team learning will give you the opportunity to adapt design thinking tools and collaborate with colleagues.



    Drop in for 45 minutes of insight, stories, and helpful tools for innovative library leadership.

    August 22nd 12pm PST / 3pm EST

    Inclusive Leadership

    Conversation Catalysts: Kindred Team at Pima County Public




    • September 13-14, 2018
    • The Space at Grant Park - Atlanta, GA
    • Limited capacity. Register now for an early nerd discount!

    Stay tuned for more announcements!


    What should you expect at a Digital Drop-in?

    We’ll start with a brief insight interview with our Conversation Catalyst around their work in innovative library leadership.

    Then you’ll get a lean, mean, hands-on demo of one of the Conversation Catalyst’s favorite innovation or leadership tools.

    We’ll wrap up with a Q&A session to answer your questions.

    We think of these as "un-webinars"--highly interactive and no boring allowed!

    After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.