Get a head start on learning; attend a preconference on Tuesday, March 11, or Wednesday, March 12, before the full conference opens. Preconferences offer in-depth education for public library administrators, managers, and staff. Separate registration is required. Click on each title for more information.

Handouts for preconferences that had them can be found on our Sessions & Handouts page.

Tuesday, March 11 — MORNING HALF DAY

Title Time
Leading with Emotional Intelligence: Building Trusting Relationships — SOLD OUT! 9:00 AM–12:30 PM
Put It into Practice: Implement Every Child Ready to Read @ your library 9:00 AM–12:30 PM

Tuesday, March 11 — AFTERNOON HALF DAY

Title Time
Discover New Ideas about Early Learning Environments 2:00–5:30 PM
Strategic Momentum: Facilitation Skills to Build Consensus and Accomplish Outcomes — SOLD OUT! 2:00–5:30 PM

Tuesday, March 11 — FULL DAY

Title Time
Communicate Change So the Whole Staff Hears You 9:00 AM–5:30 PM
Creating and Sustaining a Culture of Innovation — BY APPLICATION ONLY 9:00 AM–5:30 PM
Creating Digital Content 101 — SOLD OUT! 9:00 AM–5:30 PM

Wednesday, March 12 — HALF DAY

Title Time
How to Ruin Your Library’s Reputation in 10 Easy Steps! PR Essentials 9:00 AM–12:30 PM
Managing the Talent: How to Spot ‘Em, Grow ‘Em, and Move ‘Em Along 9:00 AM–12:30 PM
Maximizing Patron Outcomes: Gather and Use Community Data to Deliver High Value Technology Services 9:00 AM–12:30 PM
StoryCorps @ your library: Enhance Library Programming through Oral History Narratives 9:00 AM–12:30 PM
We Geek Advocacy: Using Lessons from Turning the Page and Geek the Library — SOLD OUT! 9:00 AM–12:30 PM