Tuesday, March 5, 2019
9:00 AM to 4:00 PM ET

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2233 Park Avenue
Suite 402
Orange Park, FL 32073

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The Efficient Librarian: Productivity Strategies for Workplace Success - NEFLIN (03/05/19)


The 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 DoneŽ 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

Trainer: Doug Crane, Palm Beach County Library System

Doug Crane is the Director of the Palm Beach County Library System. He began his career with the Palm Beach County as a children’s librarian in 1998 and soon moved his way up the organization serving as the Electronic Resources Coordinator, Branch Manager, and the Director of Branch Services. He was appointed Library Director in 2014 and under his direction the system has won numerous awards including an Urban Library Council Innovation Award.

He was recruited by the Public Library Association for their first podcast in 2015. He is also the author of the article, “May I Ask You a Question - Lessons Learned from Interviewing Public Library Leaders,” (Public Libraries, Nov/Dec 2015), “Overcoming the Email Blues” (Learning Exchange, the Newsletter of the Learning Round Table of the American Library Association, (December 2017), and “Efficient Librarianship: A New Path for the Profession” (Public Libraries, Nov/Dec 2017).

He currently serves as the Chair of the State Library Council of Florida and is Past President of the Southeast FloridaLibrary Information Network (SEFLIN).

Cost: NEFLIN classes are free of charge for Florida library staff.  Registration is required for all classes and NEFLIN members get priority.