CSL in Session: Playing Well with Others – At Work
December 7, 2023 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm MST
Session handout (PDF)
Play Patches (PDF)
We all know that children learn through play, but what about adults? Research shows that when humans, at any age, play, they learn and grow into healthy, happy, well-functioning individuals. Indeed, embedding playful work techniques into your day can lead to greater creativity, productivity, and resilience in you and your library. And knowing others’ play styles will help build better teams, improve collaborative work, and create a more enjoyable work culture. Join us for this lively, interactive, and fun session, as we delve into the research on play, identify your play style, and explore ways to add more play into your work.
About the Presenters
Sharon Morris started her library career in public libraries, doing children’s and teen services, outreach, collection development, circulation, and reference. She earned an MLIS and PhD in Managerial Leadership in Libraries. Sharon works at the Colorado State Library where she oversees library leadership development and statewide public library projects. She offers workshops and institutes on leadership, research, management, supervision, happiness, play, values, insight, improv comedy, and Disney techniques in libraries, among other subjects.
As the Rural & Small Library Consultant for the Colorado State Library, Kieran Hixon is passionate about rural libraries. He has served as President of the Association for Rural and Small Libraries. He is known for his humor and high energy.
Currently working as the Professional Development Coordinator for the Colorado State Library, Christine Kreger is passionate about providing the tools, training, and support library staff at all levels need to provide amazing services to their communities.