F3: Rethinking the Value of Your Time and Attention: Practices and Technology Tools to Protect Your Most Valuable Resources
This program will be webcast live from Seattle - click to view.
You can access the accompanying handout here.
Some days (most days?), you are pulled in 10 different directions. Bosses, colleagues, email, and social media all battle for your time and attention. You put out the major fires, but are you accomplishing the meaningful work that contributes optimum value to your organization? Through demonstration, conversation with your colleagues, and personal practice, you'll identify the major challenges you face in managing your time and focusing your attention. You will then explore free and practical low and higher technology tools to make the most of these resources for a more valuable and effective work day.
Takeaway 1: Participants will name the major obstacles that undermine the effective use of their time and attention, and will brainstorm with colleagues to find solutions to overcome those obstacles.
Takeaway 2: Participants will select three free practices and/or technology tools to implement upon return to work, which will immediately help improve their focus on important tasks.
Takeaway 3: Participants will create a community of practice dedicated to maximizing the value of a librarian's working hours by sharing information, best practices, and feedback.
Who should attend: Librarians at any stage of their careers who want to learn technology tools and interpersonal practices that can illuminate different ways to manage time, increase their focus on important tasks, and improve their sense of satisfaction in the value they have to offer their organizations
Track(s): Information Technology, General or Core Programs
Cindy Bassett is the Electronic Services Librarian at the University of Missouri School of Law Library with the responsibility for managing access to the Library’s research databases. To do this she collaborates with Collection Management on the acquisition and evaluation of resources and conspires with IT on website design. For the past five years, she has co-taught 1Ls on effective and efficient research techniques with other Public Service librarians, but will be taking a break from teaching this year in order to bring up the University of Missouri Scholarship Repository. She also manages the Library's marketing ventures, including Twitter and Facebook, and creates slides for the Library’s digital sign.
Resa Kerns is Associate Law Librarian for Emerging Technologies at the University of Missouri School of Law Library. Her professional career has included management stints at a state agency, a private law firm, her own law firm, and most recently in a law school library.She's been studying productivity techniques her entire professional career (25+ years), and implemented many of them successfully. She's also had the opportunity to watch first-hand the good and bad effects that changing technology has had on our communications and productivity, and has developed a keen interest in working with the challenges of those new technologies.