Workshop: The Efficient Librarian: Productivity Strategies for Workplace Success with Doug Crane

Date(s) - 01/11/2018
9:00 am CST - 12:00 pm CST

LeRoy Collins Leon County Public Library

Note: Time is 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Eastern time

Headshot of Doug CraneThe world of work seems to be moving faster and faster every day. Is it possible to keep up with the rapid pace and still be stress free? Yes, it is! This workshop will present productive strategies for workplace success based in part on the book, Getting Things Done® by David Allen. Learn powerful methods for managing commitments, information, and communication that are the gold standard for personal and organizational efficiency.  Discover concrete solutions for transforming uncertainty into an integrated system of stress-free productivity.

Learn how to:

  • Capture anything and everything that has your attention and concern
  • Redefine actionable items into concrete next steps and clear outcomes
  • Organize information in the most streamlined way, based on how and when you need to access it
  • Make trusted choices about what to do in any given moment

Doug Crane: Doug Crane is the Director of the Palm Beach County Library System. He started In Palm Beach as a children’s librarian eighteen years ago and soon moved his way up the organization. He was appointed system library director in 2014 and has led the system to numerous awards, including an Urban Library Council Innovation Award. The Public Library Association recruited him as their first podcast speaker in 2015. He is also the author of the article, “May I Ask You a Question – Lessons Learned from Interviewing Public Library Leaders,” published in the Nov/Dec 2015 issue of Public Libraries.  He serves as chair of the Florida State Library Council and was President of the SEFLIN Board of Directors in 2017.

Competency Index for the Library Field: Essential Library Competencies

Skill Level: Introduction & Beyond Basic

The LeRoy Collins Leon County Public Library will provide coffee and snacks.

Registration is closed for this event.

For FY2021-22, 70% of the total costs for the PLAN Continuing Education program ($220,000) is supported by federal money, and 30% of this program ($92,991) is supported by state money. The total budget of the project is $312,991.