Working Faster, Working Smarter: Productivity Strategies for Librarians
Instructor: Sarah Simpkin
Dates: April 1st through 26th, 2019
Credits: 1.5 CEUs or 15 PDHs
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.
Sarah Simpkin is currently serving as Interim Digital Scholarship Librarian and part-time Digital Humanities instructor at the University of Ottawa, where she is working on advancing DH initiatives across campus. In her previous role as GIS and Geography Librarian, Sarah managed the library’s geospatial data and map collections, coordinated map digitization projects and taught mapping workshops. Sarah is a past president of the Ontario Library and Information Technology Association (OLITA). She holds an Hon. BSc. in Physical Geography from the University of Toronto and an MLIS from Western University.
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.
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