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PNLA 2019 Conference

Centennial Hotel - Spokane, Washington

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Wednesday, August 7 • 6:15pm - 6:30pm
Mentorship in libraries: what works and what to avoid

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This presentation would focus on strategies on how to overcome generational differences to provide mentoring and coaching to the next round of librarians coming up in the library field. There will be a brief literature roundup for those who want to do more research as well as tips on interacting with different personalities and communication styles. 

1. Knowing generational differences; 2. Knowing how to communicate between different generations; 3. The best way to mentor younger library workers 

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Ellie Dworak

Associate Professor/Librarian, Boise State Universsity
Ellie is super excited about data visualization, library assessment, and color palettes. She also loves typography, hand lettering, barre fitness, Neil Gaiman, and tending her garden. She lives in Boise Idaho with her husband, three dogs, and a small flock of homing pigeons.

Julie Niederhauser

Public Library Coordinator, Alaska State Library

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Whitney Buccicone

Seattle Public Library
Special collections, technical services, cataloging, authority work, management, mentoring, and more!

Wednesday August 7, 2019 6:15pm - 6:30pm PDT
Skyline Ballroom