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TLA Learns: New Year, New Skills – Surviving Difficult Conversations

February 27 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

 Tuesday, February 27, 2024, 4:00-5:30pm 

New Year, New Skills: “Surviving Difficult Conversations”

The holidays are over, and now we can all – exhale. In most families, there was a conversation or two during the holiday gatherings that was a little bit stressful.

Our workplaces are the same way. In the same way you might have to talk with Grandma about not forcing her baked ham on the new vegan girlfriend of her grandson, as a librarian you are often called to have a frank conversation with a colleague or patron to discuss a delicate or sensitive matter.

Emma McDonald, the Director of Library Systems for Mesquite ISD, will demonstrate the best way to have these frank conversations in a simple and effective way that reduces stress. Add this leadership tool to your toolkit in this innovative TLA Learns session. This session will not be recorded.

CE: 1.5 SBEC, 1.5 TSLAC

Speaker: Emma McDonald

Emma McDonald is currently the Director of Library Services for Mesquite ISD. Prior to becoming Director, she was the Library Systems Manager for 4 years. She has been an educator & trainer for 30 years, and a school librarian for the past 11 years. She is the author of four professional books for teachers and has led professional development across the country and internationally with teachers and librarians for the past twenty-six years. Emma is also a Certified Google for Education Trainer and provides training on a variety of Google apps and tools to teachers and librarians. 


$20 for members/ $30 for non-members 


February 27
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm