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OLA 2015: Lunch and Learn: Advice for New Supervisors
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Date: Friday May, 1
Time: noon – 1:30 pm
Sponsor: Leadership Institute (OLA Gold) Committee

Are you a new supervisor with questions about how to handle difficult situations or a seasoned supervisor with advice to give? Want an opportunity to learn and share with your peers? Please join us for this master class discussion led by OLA Gold Leadership Institute alumni.

Joanne HuffJoanne Huff is a Library Technical Assistant at Western Oklahoma State College Learning Resources Center. Joanne is responsible for managing the Library Automation System, class/student orientations, Bindery, Serials Management, Statistics, reconciling the departmental budget, collection development suggestions, and Inventory. She is also instrumental in training and supervising new employees. Joanne has been a member of Oklahoma Library Association since 1998. She has been involved with the membership committee (chair 2012-13,) the support staff roundtable, and UCD. She attended the OLA Gold Leadership Institute in 2013. Joanne has an Associates of Science in Business Administration from WOSC, an Associates of Applied Science degree in Library Technical Assistant from Rose State College, and a Bachelors of Business Administration from Cameron University. Joanne enjoys working with the public and being able to help people. She also enjoys the vast array of information and knowledge that can be found in Libraries. She has an insatiable curiosity for just about anything and everything, and enjoys helping people find those “little needles in haystacks.”

Sara SchiemanSara Schieman has worked at the Mabel C. Fry Public library in Yukon since 1999. She is currently the director. She earned her MILS from the University of Oklahoma. She has had many, varying positions within the Oklahoma Library Association. In addition to her committee work, she has also won several OLA awards.

Tara HixonTara Hixon is the Library Media Specialist at Piedmont High School and is the chair-elect of Oklahoma School Librarians.  She earned her MLIS degree from OU and her bachelor’s degree in marketing and journalism from the University of Arkansas.

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