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Imagine the IMPACT: Empowering Employees to Lead from Anywhere

Wednesday, April 25, 2018
8:00 AM – 9:00 AM
Executive Room

Are your employees empowered for action? Have you attended leadership programs but aren’t sure how to implement one within your own organization? Join us as we explore the process of creating a competitive and dynamic program open to all levels of staff. Craft sample sessions of your own around topics such as advocacy, project management, emotional intelligence and career development.

Presented by: Rebekah Lynam, Aiden Street, and Lisa Wells
Sponsored by: Supervisors, Managers, and Administrators Roundtable
Areas of interest: Leadership, Management

Rebekah LynamRebekah Lynam is a branch manager with Pioneer Library System. With a background in mass communication and crisis research, Lynam brings a unique approach to library services. As the coordinator of IMPACT PLS for the past two years, Lynam has worked to expand the involvement of participants and graduates in strategy and vision. Lynam has presented at state and national conferences on topics ranging from disaster preparedness to image restoration strategies following crisis.

Aiden StreetAiden Street is an Associate Director for the Pioneer Library System and a 2017 Library Journal Mover and Shaker. She is a three time ALA Smart investing@ your library® grant recipient focusing on financial literacy initiatives for staff and diverse populations. She has been a member of ALA, PLA, and OLA since 2003. Aiden was a member of the 2016 PLA Program Committee and is a graduate of the PLA Leadership Academy and MPLA Leadership Institute. Aiden is a past OLA Secretary and is also a graduate of OLA Gold and many other civic leadership programs. She received her MLIS from the University of Oklahoma in 2004 and volunteers her time with the Southmoore High School marching band programs.

Lisa WellsLisa Wells is the Executive Director for the Pioneer Library System. Wells has been with Pioneer since 1990 and served in many capacities before beginning as Executive Director in January 2017.  Wells is an active member of the Oklahoma Library Association, and currently serves as Co-Chair for the Endowment Committee and as a member and past Chair of the Legislative Committee and Local Arrangements. Wells is an active member of the American Library Association and the Public Library Association.  She has presented nationally on topics such as innovative library services and creating leaders.  She holds two degrees from the University of Oklahoma, a BA in Early Childhood Education and a Master’s Degree in Library and Information Studies.  She is a graduate of the Urban Libraries Council Executive Leadership Institute, recipient of the Joey Rogers Leadership Award from the Urban Libraries Council, a 2008 Library Journal Mover and Shaker, and a graduate of Leadership Oklahoma - Class XXII.   

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