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Considering Leadership -- ALA Webinar

ALCTS webinar: Considering Leadership


Date: Wednesday, December 12, 2018

All webinars are one hour in length and begin at 11 AM Pacific, noon Mountain, 1 PM Central, and 2 PM Eastern time.


Description: Let's move beyond supervision and management and talk about leadership. Anyone can be a leader. Leadership opportunities abound everyday, in different settings, and in different ways. It neither favors introverts or extroverts. How will you use your personal strengths to lead with agility in times of change and disruption?


Culling from a number of presentations and CE courses taught by the presenter, the webinar will start with the difference between leadership and management. Following is an examination of the traits of a good leader and what will be required of future leaders. The session will conclude with some thinking about seizing leadership opportunities and practicing leadership skills every day.


Learning outcomes:

Participants in this webinar will be able to:

1. Articulate the difference between leadership and management.

2. Identify their own personal styles, strengths, and leadership opportunities.

3. Realize leadership is not about who is at the top of the organization but that there are leadership opportunities in many different places.

4. Begin or advance the process of identifying and building their leadership journey.


Who should attend?

Whether a longtime leader, seasoned manager, or someone just beginning to explore leadership possibilities, this webinar will provide content and appeal to those reflecting on their leadership strengths, growing in their leadership roles, or determining whether or not to set out on a leadership journey.



M.J. Tooey is Associate Vice President, Academic Affairs and Executive Director of the Health Sciences and Human Services Library at the University of Maryland, Baltimore, where she has worked in various library positions since 1986. She is also the Principal Investigator for the five year (2016-2021) cooperative agreement with the National Library of Medicine at the National Institutes of Health which funds the National Network of Libraries of Medicine’s Southeastern Atlantic Regional Medical Library and National DOCLINE Coordination Office. She serves as Director of both programs. She received her MLS from the University of Pittsburgh and her BS degree in Education from Clarion State University (formerly Clarion State College).


Tooey served as president of the Medical Library Association (MLA) from 2005-2006 and was elected a Fellow of the association in 2009. She has also served on MLA’s Board of Directors and as the Chair of the 2004 National Program Committee for the Association. In 1997 she received the MLA Estelle Brodman Award as Academic Medical Librarian of the Year. She was the MLA Janet Doe Lecturer for 2016, one of the highest honors bestowed by the association. She is a Distinguished Member of the Academy of Health Information Professionals.


She teaches an MLA CME course entitled “Leadership Considered: Refining and Defining Your Skills for Today and Tomorrow” and co-teaches an MLA CME Course, “Do You Want to Be a Library Director. She currently serves on the MLA/AAHSL Joint Legislative Task Force.


She served as president of the Association of Academic Health Sciences Libraries from 2012-2013, where she has also served as a Board member. She is currently a member of Elsevier’s North American Library Advisory Board. Tooey has also served on the Board of Trustees for Lyrasis, the nation’s largest regional non-profit membership organization serving libraries. Additionally, she served on the library advisory committees for FASEB and on the library advisory board for the New England Journal of Medicine.


She is active in the University System of Maryland and Affiliated Institutions Council of Library Directors where she serves on the Executive Committee. She also serves or has served on numerous committees and task forces at the University of Maryland, Baltimore.


She was the 2011 recipient of Distinguished Alumni Award from the University of Pittsburgh’s School of Information Sciences.


Tooey is the author or co-author of over 200 chapters, articles, presentations or posters. Her professional interests include leadership, emerging trends, library innovation and design, ethics, and mentoring (so she can retire.)



Registration Fees:


Registration fees for webinar: ALCTS Member $43; Non-member $59; Group rate $129

How to Register: Complete the individual webinar online registration form. You must log in to register.


For additional information about this webinar, please go to the following website:



All webinars are recorded and the one-time fee includes unlimited access to the webinar recording. All registered attendees will receive the link to the recorded session so if you are unable to attend the webinar at the time it is presented, you will have the opportunity to listen to the recording at your convenience.


For questions about registration, contact ALA Registration by calling 1-800-545-2433 and press 5 or email registration@ala.org. For all other questions or comments related to the webinars, contact Megan Dougherty, Program Officer, ALCTS Continuing Education at 1-800-545-2433, ext. 5038 or mdougherty@ala.org.

Wednesday, December 12, 2018
2:00pm - 3:00pm
Online Webinar
Online Webinar

Event Organizer

Heather Campbell Shock

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