New Directors Orientation
Presentation Materials

Wednesday August 4, 2021


Time Subject Presenter

8:45 am

Welcome, Orientation Overview, Role of Alabama Public Library Service Jessica Everingham

10:15 am

Policies: Why you need them and how to write them Gail Sheldon & Ken Herston

10:45 am

Strategic Planning & How to write 5 year goals Jessica Everingham & Rhonda Napier

11:30 am

Federal E-Rate Funding Alisa McLeaod

1:15 pm

Alabama Regional Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped Angela Fisher-Hall

1:45 pm

Reference Services


Jon Darby

Melinda Smith

2:15 pm

Evergreen Services Ken Herston


How to weed your collection Alisa McLeod

2:45 pm

Public Relations Ryan Godfrey

3:15 pm

Legal Requirements: Open Meetings, Ethics, Bid Laws, Internet, Policies Tara Hetzel



Thursday August 5, 2021


Time Subject Presenter

8:50 am

APLS Information Technology Services Clyde Mills

9:15 am

Library Services & Technology Act and Grants Kelyn Ralya & Katie Bailey

10:00 am

State Aid


Stephanie Taylor

10:45 am

Community Relationships Rhonda Napier

11:30 am

Disaster Planning Alisa McLeod

1:15 pm

Children and Youth Programming Gail Sheldon

1:30 pm

Adult and Specialized Programming Alisa McLeod

1:45 pm

Reimagining School Readiness Project / Transformin Teen Services & SLP Gail Sheldon

2:30 pm

Electronic Resources Alex Perry

3:00 pm

Library Advocacy Dr. Nancy Pack


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