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OLA 2018: "I'm Asking for a Friend"
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"I'm Asking for a Friend" - Ask a Manager Forum

TUESDAY, APRIL 24, 2018
3:30 PM – 4:30 PM
Oklahoma Ballroom North

Participants will get the opportunity to ask a panel of managers those 'tough to answer' questions they have always had such as; how to approach difficult patrons or employees, how to handle an employee who is always late, etc. Experienced managers wills hare tips on how to have difficult conversations and correct behaviors that are commonly - or maybe not so commonly - seen in the workplace (without delving into the world of HR). This session will serve as a "safe space" to ask those burning questions anonymously (if preferred)

Presented by: Kelly Sitzman, Lynda Reynolds, and Rebekah Lynam
Sponsored by: Supervisors, Managers, and Administrators Roundtable
Areas of interest: Management, Professional growth, Communication

Kelly SitzmanKelly Sitzman is currently the Branch Manager of the Southwest Oklahoma City Public Library. Sooner born & bred, Kelly has a long history with Oklahoma libraries and communities. She graduated with her MLIS from OU in May 2015 and has worked for the Pioneer Library System in a number of leadership roles since 2013. Kelly serves on the Moore Public Schools Foundation Board, Earlywine Park YMCA Council, and SOKC Chamber of Commerce Education Committee. She is a graduate of OLA Gold, IMPACT PLS, and the SOKC Chamber’s TEAM South. Her passions include connecting people with their potential and taking public library services to the next level. She lives in Norman with her husband and fur babies.

 

Lynda ReynoldsLynda Reynolds is Director of the Stillwater Public Library with over twenty-five years of professional experience.  She earned her Masters in Library and Information Studies and Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology from the University of Oklahoma.  She is an active member of the Oklahoma Library Association having served as President, Treasurer, Secretary and chair or member of multiple committees.  She is also a member of the American Library Association and Public Library Association.

 

Rebekah Lynam

 

Rebekah 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.

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