Library Juice Academy

Online Professional Development for Librarians

Working Faster, Working Smarter: Productivity Strategies for Librarians

Instructor: Emily Drabinski

Dates: Not currently scheduled

Credits: 1.5 CEUs

Price: $175

As we're all asked to do more at work and home with less time and money, strategies for managing time and projects are more important than ever. This four week course will introduce participants to basic principles and practices of productivity including the value of brain dumping, the importance of keeping email under control, time management in the short and long term, and the role of reflection in any productivity plan. Participants will leave the class with a clearer grasp of their own priorities, and concrete strategies for bringing those priorities to life.

Emily Drabinski

Emily Drabinski is Coordinator of Library Instruction at LIU Brooklyn. She is co-editor of Critical Library Instruction: Theories & Methods (Library Juice Press, 2010), and sits on the editorial board of Radical Teacher. Emily also edits Gender and Sexuality in Information Studies, a book series from Litwin Books/Library Juice Press. Midway through a rigorous tenure track, she has lots of balls in the air, but feels pretty under control. Emily's Website, Interview with Emily

Course Structure

This is an online class that is taught asynchronously, meaning that participants do the work on their own time as their schedules allow. The class does not meet together at any particular times, although the instructor may set up optional sychronous chat sessions. Instruction includes readings and assignments in one-week segments. Class participation is in an online forum environment.

Please contact us to arrange a special session of this class for a group of seven or more, with a negotiable discount.