Level Up: Build Your Facilitation Skills for Effective Meetings

Date: Thursday, November 10, 2022
Time: 10-11:30am
Location: Zoom

What makes meetings not suck? Good facilitation! How do you become a good facilitator? By learning the tools and skills needed to effectively manage groups and increase engagement. In this session, we’ll discuss how to prepare for and facilitate meetings by reviewing how to develop an agenda, tools to ensure all voices are heard, and what to do when there’s conflict. You’ll leave this session feeling confident that your next meeting will rock!

Cost: FREE! Space is limited.


Video recording, available until Dec. 5, 2022.

This is the third program in our Level Up series on recharging your career.

About our presenter, Amanda Standerfer:

Amanda Standerfer’s passion is helping libraries and nonprofit organizations advance so they can create meaningful impact in their communities. Since 2002, Amanda’s consulting practice Fast Forward Libraries has worked with libraries and nonprofits on strategic planning, fundraising, organizational development, and capacity building. Amanda has 15 years of experience at various positions in public libraries, most recently as the Director of Community Engagement for The Urbana (IL) Free Library. She also has 7 years of experience working in the philanthropy sector. She has a BA and MA in History from Eastern Illinois University and a MLIS from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

This event is intended for library staff, library professionals, and library school students.


Jobs & College & Careers, Oh My!

jobs and college and careers, oh my!Date:  Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Time:  2:00-4:00pm

Location: Arlington Heights Memorial Library, Hendrickson Room on the 2nd Floor

Join the Recharge Committee for a great presentation and panel discussion at Arlington Heights Memorial Library on Wednesday, March 30.  Our speakers will share their expertise in providing library services to set teens down the right road with Job & Career Fairs, college readiness tips, and more.  Learn how to incorporate these important teen programs into your own library’s services.


Melissa Lane, Teen Outreach Coordinator at Gail Borden Public Library

Billie Moffett, Manager of Studio 270 Teen Center at Gail Borden Public Library

Tom Spicer, Assistant Manager of Customer Services at Arlington Heights Memorial Library

Cost:  FREE, sponsored by TBS, H.W. Wilson, Gale Cengage Learning, and Recorded Books.


Want more Power at work?

It’s not too late to register for and attend the 2008 RLA CE Kick-off program! Mary Pergander, who is doing some exciting things at Deerfield Public Library, will be speaking on ways to recognize opportunities to manage your relationships with your boss and others, enabling you to lead from any position in an organization.

Mary is also the American Libraries columnist on employment issues, so she’s definitely considered an expert on this stuff!

Download Program Flyer

Register online using the Library Learning calendar!

Btw, we’re serving breakfast! In this economy, who can afford to turn down a free meal?!


Working Knowledge with Mary Pergander!

Mary Pergander, Director of the Deerfield Public Library and American Libraries columnist on employment issues, will discuss ways to recognize opportunities to manage your relationships with your boss and others, enabling you to lead from any position in an organization. Download Program Flyer

Oh, and we’re also offering free breakfast! Can’t beat that! 

Register Online!