Presentation on theme: "Gen PL: The Next Generation of Public Library Leaders"— Presentation transcript:
1 Gen PL: The Next Generation of Public Library Leaders San Francisco Public LibraryGen PL:The Next Generation of Public Library LeadersA brief overview presented by Gen PL FellowsTerry Carlson, Brian Castagne, and Terry Gwiazdowski.
2 Gen PL: Key Program Elements 36 Gen PL Fellows selected from a diverse poolof Library classifications: management, non-management, librarian, and other positionsOur participants in action during a workshop with leadership consultant Maureen Sullivan.
3 Gen PL: Key Program Elements Provided tools, strategies, and support to takeownership of one’s job and lead from any positionMonthly journal entries for self assessment andongoing feedbackCatherine Cormier, Children’s Librarian, discusses strategies with her colleagues.
4 Gen PL: Key Program Elements Offered unprecedented access to, andmeaningful dialogue with, senior managementCoffee hour with City Librarian Luis Herrera and Deputy City Librarian Jill Bourne.Gen PL Fellows in discussion with Chief of Branches Brian Bannon.Chief of Facilities Roberto Lombardi, a Gen PL double-mentor.
5 Gen PL: Key Program Elements Four Full-Day Leadership Sessions:Leadership ConceptsLeading from Where You Are/Effective LeadershipUnderstanding Organizations/Systems ThinkingCoaching and Building Trust/CommunicationMaureen Sullivan discusses organizational systems and structure.City Librarian Luis Herrera facilitates a leadership panel with Fire Chief Joanne Hayes-White, Police Chief Heather Fong, and Schools Superintendent Carlos Garcia.
6 Gen PL: Key Program Elements Three half-day skills-based workshops: running successful meetings, facilitating groups, and making effective presentationsWorking in teams to hone meeting management and facilitation skills.Dan Hensley, Government Documents Librarian, discusses presentation techniques with trainer, Roberta Perry.
7 Gen PL: Key Program Elements Collaborated on 12 cross-divisional/cross classification team projects that built skills, developed new working relationships, and benefitted the Library as a wholeGen PL Fellow Roberto Romo, Library Page (now a Library Assistant), describes projects to increase access to library resources for those with special needs.Gen PL Fellow Terry Carlson, Adult Services Manager, shares details of a project to improve materials processing.
8 Gen PL: Program Outcomes Participants gained deeper and widerunderstanding of the organizationParticipants connected more meaningfullyto the institution; increased job ownership,job satisfaction, and employee retentionGen PL Fellow Wendy Kramer and SF History Center colleague Tom Carey share information thematically related to the One City One Book program at the October 2009 Adult Services Meeting.
9 Gen PL: Program Outcomes Fostered a system-wide network of positive,engaged, and collaborative colleaguesDeveloped tools to thrive in a changeenvironment – cultural, procedural, andorganizationalChristine Harris, Acquisitions Manager, Gloria Cowart, Security Officer and Marciel Gamino, Juvenile Justice Center Library Assistant, enjoy working on a session exercise.
10 Gen PL: Program Outcomes Completed projects that directly benefit theentire organizationShowed by example that the San Francisco Public Library invests in its employees, embraces change, and strives to provide ever better service to the public.Mitchell Yangson, Filipino-American Center Manager, shares a mapping / demographic tool with Marcia Schneider, Chief of Communications, Collections & Adult Services.City Librarian Luis Herrera showcases the Gen PL team projects at the May 2009 SFPL All Staff Meeting.
11 Gen PL: Program Outcomes Created a blueprint for future leadership training and are now well into Gen PL 2.0 – with a special focus on middle management.Afternoon session of 1st day of Gen PL 2.0 training. Gen PL 1.0 and 2.0 Fellows join in an activity designed to build relationships amongst the 2 cohorts and explore avenues for future collaboration.This PowerPoint presentation authored by Terry Carlson, Brian Castagne, Terry Gwiazdowski and Patricia Tarin. Gen PL 1.0 group shot by Roberto Lombardi - all other photos by Brian Castagne.