Resolutions – Aligning Career Goals to Actions


Facilitated by Dr. Virginie Mesana, a certified professional coach and founder/CEO of Ariadne Coaching, this virtual workshop series will guide you through personal development topics to focus your mindset, enhance your workplace relationships, and bring you closer to your professional goals this year. Check out the final session coming up soon!

Adapting to Change in the Workplace with Better Stress Management

This workshop recognizes that change is a constant factor and emphasizes the importance of managing stress effectively to remain productive and maintain well-being at work. By fostering resilience and mindfulness, employees can better navigate workplace changes, enhance their overall performance, and sustain a healthier work/life balance. 

Intended Audience:
Library and information management professionals from all sectors looking for personal development courses to work towards their professional goals. Everyone is welcome.

Date: Monday, June 10, 2024
Time: 12:00pm – 1:30pm ET
Location: Online via Zoom
Facilitators: Dr. Virginie Mesana, Ariadne Coaching


Leadership and Management series 

Let’s Debrief: Library Incident Support Tools for Front-line Staff

As public libraries across North America experience increasingly complex social issues, front-line staff are confronted with challenging situations on a daily basis, and it is no longer enough to expect them to simply “shake it off”. This interactive online workshop uses real-life debriefing protocols that have been implemented at Calgary Public Library to provide people leaders in libraries with tools and skills to debrief with library staff. Walk through the steps for debriefing, share examples of where debriefing can be used, and discuss ways to establish a process and introduce it to staff. Take this opportunity to ask questions, participate in peer-to-peer sharing, and join group problem-solving.

Intended Audience:
New supervisors, managers and leaders, and colleagues interested in leadership roles. Everyone is welcome.

Date: Thursday, June 13, 2024
Time: 2:00pm – 4:00pm ET
Location: Online via Zoom


  • Becky Potter, Library Experience Supervisor at Central Library at Calgary Public Library
  • Mary Graham, Assistant Manager at Calgary Public Library at 3 community libraries in the city’s northeast. 

Feedback Starts with You: Focusing on Care, Compassion, and Communication 

Feedback is an integral part of a healthy workplace. It supports the growth of colleagues and self. Yet, giving and receiving feedback often feels like venturing into treacherous waters. Many are uncomfortable and uncertain about how to proceed.  

In this interactive workshop, we will explore foundational concepts about feedback and psychological safety to better understand the breadth of feedback and how to anchor it in care and compassion. We will share and practice various tools to provide and process the feedback we receive. While the provider cannot control how feedback is received, we will consider ways to mitigate and minimize defensiveness.  

Participants will receive a toolkit for their personal use. 

NOTE: Registrants may choose to register for Part 1 Only or Both Part 1 & 2.

Intended Audience:
New supervisors, managers and leaders, and colleagues interested in leadership roles. Everyone is welcome.

Date: Wednesday, June 26, 2024
    – Part 1 @ 10:00am – 12:00pm ET
    – Part 2 @ 1:00pm – 3:00pm ET
Location: Online via Zoom


  • Annie Bélanger (she/her) is the Dean of University Libraries at Grand Valley State University.
  • Emily Frigo (she/her) is the Head of Professional Programs at Grand Valley State University.
  • Lorin Jackson (she/they) is an academic librarian and assistant professor with an eight-year background in diverse library environments.
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