LAMS Leadership Unconference 2012 -Change Happens

Registration is now OPEN! Hurry, space is limited to 50 participants.


Unconference 2012 - Change Happens

When: Thursday, November 15, 2012,  9:15 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
Where: High Point Public Library, 901 N. Main Street, High Point, NC 27262   
What: A facilitated, participant-driven conference centered on leadership issues. Attendees will share their experiences and learn from others in this hands-on experience you don't want to miss!

Registration costs: (Includes Lunch)
$25 for NCLA members 
$30 for non NCLA members
Special—$25 if you join LAMS while registering

Space is limited to 50 registrants

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Speaker: Lois Kilkka - Charlotte Mecklenburg Public Libraries


  Leading from the Middle in the Middle of Change

"Change happens. Whether it is long-strategized or suddenly-imposed, change may come in the form of a budget crisis, a new organizational model, a new facility, a new director. Top leadership often determines the ‘what’ and the ‘why’ of that change. But when the ground is shifting, another kind of leadership is just as important – transition leadership. Mid-level managers, team leaders, project managers and informal leaders can be highly effective as transition leaders who guide others through uncertain times. This presentation provides principles, examples, and lessons learned to help mid-level managers identify and develop their transition leadership skills."

Since July 2012, Lois Kilkka has served as Deputy Director for Library Experiences at Charlotte Mecklenburg Library, coordinating system initiatives and overseeing ten of twenty branch locations. Previously she was the Library Manager at ImaginOn, the Library’s flagship youth branch and joint use partnership with the Children’s Theatre of Charlotte. She concurrently served as interim Children’s Services Coordinator for the library’s then-24 locations, a position she held at the time of the Library’s 2010 budget crisis and reduction in force, and helped lead the transition to a new model of staffing and program planning. Kilkka has been on the Charlotte Mecklenburg Library management team for eighteen years and has opened three new facilities (Steele Creek, South County and ImaginOn), creating cohesive staff teams and new models of service for all ages. Before coming to Charlotte, she served as a library director and a children’s librarian in a rural NC county. With an MLS from the University of Minnesota, she has also served in four states as a librarian on a bookmobile, in a business college, and in suburban and municipal libraries. Her most recent project includes coordinating a online model of Summer Reading for children, teens and adults, tracking outcomes in real-time; a pilot collaboration with a public elementary school to measure the impact of summer reading on students’ reading levels; and fully-costing the investment of materials and staff time in summer reading to determine a cost per capita.

Thursday, November 15, 2012 - 9:15am - 3:00pm
Location Information: 

High Point Public Library , 901 N. Main Street, High Point, NC 27262