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OLA 2018: Roll with the Changes
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Roll with the Changes: How to Manage in Times of Crisis and Change

Wednesday, April 25, 2018
11:15 AM – 12:15 PM
Diplomat Room

Ever wonder how to keep your cool during times of crisis? Learn tips and tricks from long time library leaders on how to do just that.

Presented by: Lynn McIntosh, Lisa Wells and Tim Miller
Sponsored by: Supervisors, Managers, and Administrators Roundtable
Areas of interest: Leadership, Management

Lynn McIntoshLynn McIntosh was born in Norman, Oklahoma and graduated from high school in Tulsa. Both her Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees are from the University of Oklahoma. She has lived in Texas, Missouri, New Jersey (twice) and Atlanta, Georgia. In 1996, she returned to Oklahoma to become Director of the Chickasaw Regional Library System headquartered in Ardmore. In 2016, under Lynn’s leadership, the Board of Trustees changed the name of the Library System to the Southern Oklahoma Library System. For 22 years Lynn has served as the Executive Director of this five (5) county Library System which has eight (8) libraries in diverse communities of South Central Oklahoma. Lynn served as President of the Oklahoma Library Association (OLA) 2004/2005.

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.   

Tim MillerTim Miller serves as the Executive Director of the Western Plains Library System headquartered in Clinton, OK. Miller graduated with his MLIS from the University of Oklahoma in 2004 and joined the staff of Western Plains as the Acquisitions Coordinator in July of 2004. He served in various positions at WPLS and was hired as the Executive Director in March of 2013. Miller is the Co-Chair of the OLA Legitimate Committee, Chair of the Audit Committee, and also serves on the GOLD Leadership Committee. Miller currently serves as the OLA Representative to the Mountain Plains Library Association (MPLA) Board, and in the past has served as OLA’s Treasurer and Secretary. Miller is a 2007 graduate of the OLA GOLD Leadership Institute and a 2014 graduate of the MPLA Leadership Institute.

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