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Influence when you have no power or authority


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Regardless of whether you have a great deal of positional power or authority or none at all, you can exert meaningful influence and help bring about the future you prefer. Using proven techniques grounded in a simple model of coaching, and practicing emotionally and socially intelligent behaviors, you can learn to bring yourself into a state of greater resourcefulness, focus your attention and energy, get into action, and exert purposeful influence in any situation.

Presenter Bio: Peter Bromberg is the Associate Director of Public Services for Salt Lake County Library Services. He has been working in libraries for nearly 25 years  and has worn many hats including those of reference, teen, legal, environmental, and consortial librarian.  Peter was dubbed “The Transformer” by Library Journal in their 2008 Mover/Shaker issue for his work as a coach and mentor, and his role in building a number of high impact collaborative statewide programs such as  “NJ Train-the-Trainer” and “Super Library Supervisor workshops, and QandANJ, the country’s first 24/7 Virtual Reference service.  He has been involved with many leadership initiatives on state and national levels, including Chairing and co-facilitating ALA’s “Emerging Leaders” program, and co-designing and delivering an intensive experiential leadership institute for the Oklahoma Library Association that was structured around the principles of emotional intelligence.

Location: Online

Audience: All Utah library workers

Presenter: Peter Bromberg, Associate Director of Salt Lake County Library Services

Sponsors: Utah Library Association, Utah State Library, Salt Lake County Library Services

Series: ULA / USL Lunch Hour Librarianship

Date: 24 Feb. 2015


Pioneer: Utah’s Online Library Overview


This session is a general overview of the Pioneer: Utah’s Online Library found at http://pioneer.utah.gov.  Explore the Pioneer interface and learn about the key resources that people are talking about. Learn about the ever popular OverDrive,  OneClick Digital, Utah Newsearch, ARRC Auto Repair, Heritage Quest, and more.  Get the latest on this dynamic, revolving, enriching e-source that everyone in Utah can use.

Presenter: Colleen Eggett, Utah State Library

Audience: All Utah library workers, especially those working with online resources

Date: Oct. 2, 2014


Turning the Page Online

Turning the Page Online is a FREE library advocacy training course developed and presented Turning the Pageby the Public Library Association (PLA) with generous support from The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. This program is designed to give the skills and confidence people need to advocate successfully on behalf of their libraries.


There are 11 courses in Turning the Page online:

  1. Getting Started (Creating an Advocacy Plan for Your Library)
  2. Follow Me (Enhancing Your Project Leadership)
  3. Your Unique Role (How to Maximize Your Community Influence)
  4. Public  Perceptions of Libraries (What the Research Tells Us)
  5. Creating Your Library Story (It’s Easier Than You Think)
  6. It’s All About You (How to Make a Lasting Impression)
  7. Building Relationships(How to Make and Keep Them)
  8. Make it Memorable (How to Sell Your Story and Get Results)
  9. Staying on Track (Managing and Measuring Your Advocacy Project)
  10. Show Me the Money (Tips for Making Public Funding Requests)
  11. What’s Next? (Preparing Your Advocacy Plan for Implementation)

To receive a certificate of completion, Getting Started, What’s Next and four electives must be completed. Estimated total time: 4-5 hours.

This program is the companion to Turning the Page 2.0, PLA’s six-week, facilitated version of the same training, which Utah State Library offered twice in 2013.  View Utah’s facilitated sessions:

  1. Public Perceptions
  2. Telling Your Story
  3. You as Leader
  4. Building Relationships
  5. The Big Ask
  6. So What’s Next?