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Organizational Citizenship and Healthy Organizational Culture Workshop - Phoenix

Are you looking for skills to help advance your career towards a leadership role in the library? Or have you been assigned a supervisory or managerial role and are looking for skills to improve your performance in these areas? This interactive workshop, presented by Rachel Rubin, is aimed at all library staff members looking to be part of healthy organizations by creating a culture of organizational citizenship. The focus will be on leading from any position and supporting emergent leaders. Topics presented will include identifying the qualities and characteristics of good organizational citizens and managers, understanding the differences in expectations and responsibilities for those in supervisory roles – including specific actions and skills for staff at different levels, and what it means to develop and sustain a healthy organizational culture. The presentation will include interactive and group discussion components.


Participants will leave with a clearer understanding of what a healthy organization is and how everyone can contribute to creating and sustaining a positive organizational culture no matter their role. It will also provide an opportunity to think critically about what it means to be a good manager, leader, and colleague and identify actionable steps that can be applied in meaningful ways.

About the presenter:

Dr. Rachel Rubin is currently the director of library and information resources at Capital University in Columbus, Ohio. Prior to joining Capital, she served as Library Director for Bexley Public Library, also in Ohio, for over 7 years. During her time at Bexley, Rubin transformed the library into a patron-centric, community environment.

Prior to leading the Bexley Public Library, Rubin held positions with progressively increasing administrative responsibilities at Worthington and Columbus Metropolitan libraries. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in English at Carleton College, a Master of Library and Information Sciences at Kent State University, and a Ph.D. in Managerial Leadership in the Information Professions from Simmons College.


Location: Burton Barr Central Library - 4th Floor Meeting Room

1121 N Central Ave., Phoneix, AZ 85004

Wednesday, November 28, 2018
9:30am - 1:30pm
Burton Barr Central Library - 1121 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85004
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