The Efficient Librarian – Workshop

Feb 03, 2023 09:00am -
Feb 03, 2023 12:30pm

Event Description


The Efficient Librarian
In-person workshop

Friday February 3, 2023
9:00 am - 12:30 pm EST


Palm Beach County Library System - Hagen Ranch Road Branch

14350 Hagen Ranch Rd, Delray Beach, FL 33446


About this workshop

The world of work seems to be moving faster and faster every day. Is it possible to keep up with the rapid pace and still be stress free? Yes, it is!

This workshop will present productive strategies for workplace success based in part on an internationally recognized productivity system. Learn powerful methods for managing commitments, information, and communication that are the gold standard for personal and organizational efficiency. Discover concrete solutions for transforming uncertainty into an integrated system of stress-free productivity.

Participants will learn:

  • The three sources of knowledge work stress
  • How to get things out of your head and into a trusted system
  • How to organize their actions in an easy four folder format
  • The ways to recognize their priorities both in the short and long terms.



Presenter: Douglas Crane

Douglas Crane began his library career with the Toronto Public Library System, before moving to Florida and joining the Palm Beach County Library System as a children’s librarian in 1998. He then served as the Electronic Resources Coordinator, a Branch Manager, and the Director of Branch Services. He was appointed Library Director in 2014 and under his direction the System has won numerous awards including an Urban Library Council Innovation Award.

Doug was recruited by the Public Library Association for their first podcast in 2015. He is the author of the articles, “May I Ask You a Question? Lessons Learned from Interviewing Public Library Leaders,” in the Nov/Dec 2015 issue of Public Libraries, “Overcoming the Email Blues” in the December 2017 issue of Learning Exchange, the Newsletter of the Learning Round Table of the American Library Association, “Efficient Librarianship – A New Path for the Profession” in the Nov/Dec 2017 issue of Public Libraries, and “Go For It! Advice From Library Directors” in the May/June 2019 issue of Public Libraries. He currently serves as Vice President of the Florida Library Association.

He has served on the State Library Council of Florida as Chair and has been President of the Southeast Florida Library Information Network (SEFLIN). In his spare time, he blogs about office productivity and efficiency practices, admires his collection of Doctor Who sonic screwdrivers, and relaxes at home with his wife, daughter, dog and cat.



Registration closes February 1, 2023

This project was funded under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act from the Institute of Museum and Library Services. Florida’s LSTA program is administered by the Department of State’s Division of Library and Information Services. For FY2022-23, 74% of the total costs for the SEFLIN Continuing Education Program 2022-23 ($218,625) is supported by federal money. The total budget of the project is $296,692.


Event Type:Training
Early registration ends on Jan 03, 2023.
Regular registration starts on Jan 04, 2023 and ends on Feb 01, 2023.
Late registration starts on Feb 02, 2023.
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