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Special Interest Group Meeting Notes: Leadership SIG 4/27/2022

Notes from the most recent meetings of special interest groups at Southeastern

April 27, 2022

The meeting was held on April 27, 2022, and facilitated by Elizabeth Portillo of Finklestein Memorial Library.

Notes from the meeting

Introductions: Share one thing you miss from your childhood.

Definitions in place:

Generations - defined by common knowledge, common experiences (where were you moments) unite people

Silent Generation - born 1925 -1945

Baby Boomers -  born  1946-1964

Generation X - born 1965 - 1979

Millennials - born 1981-1994/96

Generation Z - born 1997-2012

Different generations have different expectations, communication styles, and values.

Examples include; taking time off (mental health days)

Discussion topics:

  •  Experiences and personal stories.
  • “Does anyone work with various generations?”
  • “Does anyone know if generations are considered when making policy in their work environment?” Example:  outdated documents and job descriptions

Acknowledge generation differences, but treat them as an individual.

Challenges when leading/managing older individuals.

  •  “It’s how we always did it.”
  • Push back against change.

Mentoring without parenting. How do you do it gracefully?

Next topic will be tough conversations.

Date will be TBD at 9:30 on a Wednesday.

Southeastern NY Library Resources Council
21 South Elting Corners Road | Highland, NY 12528
Phone: (845) 883-9065
www.senylrc.org