Calendar

SMLC Schedule 2022
Locations TBA
Training Sessions on Zoom

January – No Meetings

February 17: Director Chat: SMLC OverDrive – managing OverDrive/update/future plans

February 24, 2:00: Board Meeting, Annual Audit, Siegfried Crandall

March 3, 1:00-2:00 SMLC Training Session: Strategic Planning 101,
Amanda Stanferder, Stanferder Consulting, Fast Forward Libraries
Intro to Strategic Planning: more details to come.
Free to any SMLC members, on Zoom

March 17, 1:00-2:00 SMLC training Session: Strategic Planning 201,
Amanda Stanferder, Stanferder Consulting, Fast Forward Libraries
Intro to Strategic Planning: more details to come.
Free to any SMLC members, on Zoom

April 28, 1:00 Advisory Council, 2:00 Board
Advisory Council Speaker: Pam Seabolt, MCLS: MCLS Resources for Staff Training

May 2, 1:00-2:00 SMLC training Session: Change Management Basics
Lynn Hoffman, Director of Operations at Somerset County Library system in New
Jersey, trains on the SCARF employee engagement model.
Free for any SMLC members, on Zoom
Change Management Basics
Change management is an important subject for professional development because no matter how
many times you experience or implement change as a manager or leader, the process always brings
surprises. We will talk about change management models, drawing from several of them to give you five
key principles for managing change. You will also have opportunities to reflect on changes happening in
your own life or organization, and to talk with your colleagues about your change challenges.

May 16, 1:00-2:00 SMLC Training Session: Change and Your Brain
Lynn Hoffman, Director of Operations at Somerset County Library system in New
Jersey, trains on the SCARF employee engagement model.
Free for any SMLC members, on Zoom
Change and Your Brain
We all handle change differently, and a lot of that is determined by how your brain works. In this session,
you’ll learn about SCARF, a model to help you understand the things that make change difficult for
you and for others. You’ll also get some ideas for how to make that model work for you at the library and at home.

June/July, No Meetings

August 25, 1:00 Advisory Council, 2:00 Board
Advisory Council Speaker:
Board – Initial Strategic Planning preparation

September 30, 1:00 Director Chat

October 27, Annual Meeting – 1:00 Advisory Council, 2:00 Board
Advisory Council Speaker:
Board – Working Session: SMLC Strategic Planning, may add a possible second session in
November also if needed

November 24, 1:00 Director Chat

December – No meetings