Short on Time? Feel Unorganized? “18 Minutes” Selected as One Book, One Conference Read September 5, 2013Posted by cstarkey in Check this out!.
Daniel H. Pink, author of A Whole New Mind, calls it â€œan intensely smart, insanely readable, and eminently practical guide to boosting our effectiveness and deepening our satisfaction.â€
Press Release by Jen Habley
The American Association of School Librarians (AASL) national conference committee has named â€œ18 Minutes: Find Your Focus, Master Distraction, and Get the Right Things Doneâ€ as the One Book, One Conference read for the AASL 16th National Conference & Exhibition. Written by closing general session speaker, Peter Bregman, the book outlines a three-step process for prioritizing a 9 hour workday which takes only 18 minutes.
â€œI wrote â€˜18 Minutesâ€™ because I needed â€˜18 Minutes,â€™â€ Bregman writes on his website. â€œI wrote it so I could figure out how I could cut through all the daily clutter and distractions and finally find a way to focus on â€“ and move forward in â€“ those key items which are truly the top priorities in my life.â€
The One Book, One Conference in-person discussion will take place during national conference in Hartford on Friday, Nov. 15, 2013. In addition, AASL President-Elect and National Conference Co-Chair Terri Grief will lead an online discussion via the AASL conference Ning. â€œSchool librarians are busier now than ever before,â€ said Grief. â€œBregman’s book will help us minimize distractions and get to doing the work that is important to us.â€
The online â€™18 Minutesâ€™ discussion begins Monday, Sept. 9, and all are invited to participate by joining the discussion group at ning.aasl.org/groups/book-discussion.Â More information about One Book, One Conference is available on the national conference website at national.aasl.org/one-book.
The AASL national conference is the only national conference dedicated solely to the needs of school librarians and their roles as educational leaders. The 16th National Conference & Exhibition, “Rising to the Challenge,” taking place Nov. 14â€“17, 2013, in Hartford, Conn., will feature preconference workshops, concurrent sessions and an exhibition featuring companies relevant to the school library profession.