The second annual CUNY Librarians L.E.A.D. (Learn to Envision Alternative Directions) workshop took place on May 12, 2011. Intended for CUNY library staff who are or will be in managerial positions, the workshop included topics such as adaptive leadership, effective interpersonal communication, and effective negotiation. A complementary seminar for chief librarians is expected to take place in November, 2011.
The New York State Board of Regents Advisory Council on Libraries has invited input from the library and education communities to inform development of a new statewide plan for library services, asking the question “What’s Your Vision for New York’s Libraries in 2020?”. The following is the text of the response submitted by Curtis Kendrick, University Dean for Libraries and Information Resources.
Strong information literacy skills are ever more crucial to academic success, the effective use of information technology in the workplace, and the development of lifelong problem solving and critical thinking skills. The Office of Library Services is pleased to announce a CUNY Critical Thinking Skills Initiative with support from the Verizon Foundation. The initiative will commence in Fall 2011, with two online information literacy courses for community college students.