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Employee Achievements

GRISELDA CLARKE
Assistant Manager, Collection Development, Orlando Public Library

SEFLIN Presenter | July 2013

Presented at the SEFLIN Evolving Library Technologies Conference in Miami on July 11th 2013. Clarke presented on the topic How to Build Your Own E-book Platform from Scratch. She spoke about the specific components of building an eBook platform. She addressed assessing your community needs, defining your library eBook lending business model, constructing a contract and negotiating with vendors. Clarke and colleague Ricardo Viera explained the steps, successes and challenges that OCLS has had in implementing a hosted eBook platform.

GRISELDA CLARKE
Assistant Manager, Collection Development, Orlando Public Library

Course Completed | May 2013

Successfully completed the online course Leading Strategic Innovation in Organizations offered through Vanderbilt University. This course enriched students with the tools necessary to improve their ability to manage creativity, innovation and change in business by diagnosing potential innovation failures before they can occur. Students learned how to best manage people when innovation is the goal by understanding and managing the people engaged in creation, innovation and positive change, regardless of the context. The course required a commitment of approximately  6-8 hours per week to complete assigned readings, lecture videos, personal learning assignments and weekly quizzes. The course was presented from March until May 2013.

ANN COLLINS
Assistant Manager, TIC, Orlando Public Library

2013 Florida Library Association Presentation | May 2013

Represented OCLS at the 2013 Florida Library Association conference presenting FABbulous Centers: Empowering Libraries to Get Innovative and Creative with Hi-Tech Technology.  There were over 60 members in attendance. 

VERA GUBNITSKAIA
Youth Services Manager, Orlando Public Library

2013 Florida Library Association Presentation | May 2013

Represented OCLS at the 2013 Florida Library Association conference co-presenting with  Natalie Houston and Brittany Nethers; to deliver a presentation titled, "Templates for Partnerships Benefiting Youth".  Attendees learned the value of establishing unlikely partnerships and examples of how partnerships are structured. Attendees shared real-life examples of partnerships and insight into how to maintain and evaluate partnerships at an institutional level.

NATALIE HOUSTON
Assistant Department/Branch Manager, Edgewater Branch

2013 Florida Library Association Presentation | May 2013

Represented OCLS at the 2013 Florida Library Association conference co-presenting with Vera Gubnitskaia and Brittany Nethers; to deliver a presentation titled, "Templates for Partnerships Benefiting Youth". Attendees learned the value of establishing unlikely partnerships and examples of how partnerships are structured. Attendees shared real-life examples of partnerships and insight into how to maintain and evaluate partnerships at an institutional level.

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