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Take Your Productivity to the Next Level

Wednesday, November 8, 2017 (1:30 PM - 3:00 PM) Export to vCalendar
Where:   RAILS Live Streaming Video (Web Conference/Webinar)
RAILS Burr Ridge Main Meeting Room / Videoconference Room (In Person, Max: 30)
Cost:   Free
Presenter:   Kate Hall, Anne Slaughter and Alissa Williams

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Feeling overwhelmed and like you can never get a handle on things? To be effective, you need a system for ideas, tasks and reminders. Hear from three highly productive library leaders on how to harness your personal productivity through technology based on David Allen’s Getting Things Done methodology. Discover how they manage their work and hear about their successes and slip-ups using NirvanaHQ to help them maximize their time. Then, learn how you can use NirvanaHQ to make your life easier and more productive. This program is perfect for anyone managing multiple projects, tasks and/or people.

What three things will participants take away from this program?
1. Why it’s important to have a system to track your to-dos and projects
2. How to implement & maintain a system to track to-dos and projects
3. An understanding of the basic functions of NirvanaHQ

Alissa Williams received her MLIS from the University of Illinois and has been a passionate advocate for library marketing for the past 15 years. She has served on several ILA Committees and was an adjunct communications instruction at Bradley University, where she received her bachelors degree in public relations. She has three cats, two daughters, a husband and is an avid fan of chocolate in most any form.

Currently the Executive Director at the Northbrook Public Library, Kate Hall has been a Library Director since 2010 after managing in public libraries and bookstores since 1999. As a director, Kate has worked to streamline budgets, train staff, craft policies, procedures, and competencies, complete building renovations, and connect with her local communities while trying to stay on top of the never ending email that can rule all of our lives. Engaged at the local and state level on a variety of committees and boards, Kate serves in a number of library leadership positions. Kate has presented on her strategies for staying organized in Libraries while constantly working on maintaining balance and organization in her own life.

Anne Slaughter is the Director of Technology Services at RAILS, where she works with RAILS IT and consortia to facilitate collaborative projects, new and ongoing services, and relationships. Before coming to RAILS, she worked in public library reference, readers' advisory, collection development, and web and IT services. She currently serves on the Executive Board of the Illinois Library Association, and when she's not at work she does her best to keep her household, husband, and two young daughters organized.

Type:   Program

Thank you to the presenters for giving RAILS permission to record this event. Please allow time for processing before it appears on the RAILS CE Archives page: If you cannot attend the live session, please feel free to register in order to receive an email alert when the recording is available to view.

Categories: Academic Libraries, Management Skills/Administration, Public Libraries, School Libraries, Special Libraries, Burr Ridge Area, Freeport Area, Galena Area, Galesburg Area, Joliet Area, Kankakee Area, LaSalle Area, Macomb Area, Moline Area, Northbrook Area, Peoria Area, Quincy Area, Rockford Area, Sterling Area, Sycamore Area, Aurora Area, Chicago Area

This event is sponsored by Reaching Across Illinois Library System.

Last day to cancel registrations is: 11/8/2017

Questions? Please contact Louise Svehla.

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