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Why Teams Fail (and How to Foster Success)

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December 16, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm MST

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Collaboration and teamwork are inherent to most work environments. Libraries are no exception. What has been your experience working with or leading teams? Did that team operate in harmony and crank out results? Maybe you’ve had the opposite experience or a mixed bag. In this interactive session, we will explore drivers of team success and failure and how to put that knowledge to use. We will cover:

  • Common causes of team dysfunction
  • Strategies to address counterproductive behavior
  • Establishing boundaries and setting goals

Learners will walk away with knowledge that can be applied immediately and resources to digest at their own pace.


Tiffanie Wick HeadshotTiffanie (she/her) has worked in Colorado libraries for 15 years. She is the Associate Director of Library Services and the Electronic Resources & Serials Librarian for Western Colorado University. Tiffanie enjoys the variety and challenge of her profession and finds working with post-secondary students to be some of the most rewarding moments of her day. An avid tabletop gamer, Tiffanie is the advisor to the student gaming club and hosts a weekly board game night in the library.



Katie Crawford has been the Head of Access Services at the Leslie J Savage Library for the last two years. When she is not nerding out about all things library, you can find her trying to professionally develop her student team


December 16, 2021
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm MST