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Networking and Politics: Influencing Action to Get The Right Things Done

Date : Sep 27, 2006
Start Time : 11 a.m. Eastern
Length : 01:00:00

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Gaining and using influence to achieve organizational goals is a critical leadership skill. Networking is an important tool for relationship building that inspires trust. Learn network building strategies as well as gain knowledge on how to understand and influence the decision-making process. Included is a discussion of a baker?s dozen of practical tips on how to practice positive politics in the workplace in order to get the right things done.

Donna Scheeder ?Director, Law Library Services, Library of Congress

Donna Scheeder is currently the Director, Law Library Services, at the Law Library of the Library of Congress. In that capacity Donna provides leadership for the provision of a wide range of information and collection services for the U.S. Congress, the Courts, the Executive Branch agencies and the public. Previously, Ms. Scheeder held a number of positions with increasing responsibilities at the Congressional Research Service.

Ms. Scheeder has traveled to Japan, Brazil, and Australia at the request of their legislatures to lecture and conduct workshops on a variety of topics related to the management of legislative libraries and research services, and the competencies needed for legislative research librarians. She has been a virtual workshop presenter for SLA on the topic of Power Networking.

Ms. Scheeder's own networking skills have been sharpened over a 35 year career and record of volunteer public service. She is a former President and Treasurer of SLA. She is also a SLA fellow and a recipient of the John Cotton Dana award given in recognition of outstanding contributions to the field of special librarianship. Ms. Scheeder is currently a member of the Governing Board of the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions, is Vice Chair of the Professional Committee, and Chairs the Standing Committee on Libraries and Research Services for Parliaments.

Ms. Scheeder has also been active in national and community affairs. She is currently the Chair of the Eastern Market Community Advisory Committee and is the former Vice President of the Association of State Democratic Chairs, and former Chair of the District of Columbia Civilian Complaint Review Board. She is a graduate of the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service.