Careers360 Connect|Dec 5, 2023
MICA Ahmedabad hosts 1-day workshop for library professionals
MICA Ahmedabad: Nearly 50 library professionals from institutes like CEPT University, Nirma University, Central University of Gujarat, PDEU, etc., attended the workshop.
NEW DELHI: MICA Ahmedabad hosted a one-day workshop to enhance leadership skills among library professionals. Nearly 50 professionals from across the state attended the event.
The workshop titled 'Libraries Unleashed: Empowering Leadership Through Liberating Structures' provided the participants with a framework for inclusive collaboration and participation. According to the institute, the workshop will provide various leadership practices to the participants that will contribute to enhancing customer service excellence.
The workshop had expert speakers, including Falguni Vasavada-Oza and Shailesh Yagnik, senior adviser to the Knowledge Exchange and Information Centre (KEIC), who shared valuable insights and practical strategies with the participants.
Falguni Vasavada-Oza spoke on effective leadership, equipping the attendees with tools and techniques to boost their leadership capabilities.
Shailesh Yagnik, who is a librarian, spoke about liberating structures through a series of interactive exercises. Yagnik introduced the participants to innovative approaches to decision-making, problem-solving, and collaboration within library settings.
Chintan Pandya, librarian at the KEIC at MICA said, "The event exemplified MICA library's dedication and commitment to nurturing professional development and innovation in the library field."
One of the participants Hayat Ahmad who is a librarian at CEPT University, said, "I liked the approach and the structure with which the workshop was designed and conducted. The use of innovative techniques, drills, and exercises were beneficial."
Another attendee Rashmi Kumbar, assistant professor at Central University of Gujarat, said, "The workshop was highly productive. It was a good opportunity for library professionals to gather under one roof to brainstorm and share ideas that could be implemented."
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