Tomorrow … From the Beginning

October 3, 2012

In this Demco-sponsored webcast, Catherine Hakala-Ausperk from Libraries Thrive Consulting joins Demco’s Director of Library Markets, Janet Nelson to discuss how librarians can better manage the valuable resource of their time.

What are you going to do today? Tomorrow? What’s due next week? Do you have plenty of time to accomplish tasks, put out fires and innovate or, like the rest of us, are you doing three times the work you used to do? Having time management skills is no longer an option in today’s busy libraries. This webinar will help everyone, from seasoned professionals to beginners with new responsibilities, better handle their work, their stress — and their valuable time!

Learn how to:

  1. Better prioritize your time
  2. Improve your ability to plan ahead
  3. Be better prepared to deal with crises
  4. Reduce stress
  5. Build in time for your own ongoing learning and development
Time Management


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Catherine Hakala-Ausperk

Catherine Hakala-Ausperk

Catherine Hakala-Ausperk is a 31-year public library veteran, with experience in everything from direct customer service to management and administration. Now an active library planner, speaker and trainer, she is also the author of Be a Great Boss: One Year to Success (ALA, 2011), Build a Great Team: One Year to Success (ALA, 2013), and the upcoming Renew Yourself! A Six-Step Plan for More Meaningful Work (ALA, January 2017). Hakala-Ausperk also teaches for Kent State University's School of Library and Information Science, the American Library Association's Certified Public Library Administrator Program (CPLA), InfoPeople and more. She also writes Demco's Library Advice blog. As the owner of Libraries Thrive Consulting, Hakala-Ausperk helps libraries create exciting strategic plans, she keynotes and presents at conferences and she facilitates workshops and academies around the country. Catherine's passion is for supporting, coaching and developing great libraries, successful team members, and – especially – strong and effective library leaders.


Janet Nelson

Janet Nelson

Janet is the former Director of Library Engagement and Solutions at Demco. She managed and developed relationships with key industry leaders to understand changing library trends and services.