2020 Snezek Library Leadership Virtual Symposium

July 16, 2020
Virtual Event

Library Leadership 2020: Strategies for Flourishing

COVID-19 has caused significant uncertainty in our lives and in the higher education environment. In reaction, most academic administrators have chosen to close campuses, institute work-at-home policies, issue travel bans for work-related travel, and much more.

In light of these unprecedented events, the 2020 Snezek Library Leadership Institute will be a two-part virtual symposium centered around the theme “Strategies for Flourishing.” The Planning Committee has developed a program that revolves around helping academic library leaders explore, examine, and apply ideas to enable flourishing in trying times.

The Institute will have two distinct settings. The first is a one-day seminar on July 16, 2020, from 9:30 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. (CST), and the second part will consist of a series of four webinars throughout the 2020-21 academic year. View the agenda for each seminar below.


One-Day Seminar

Please note that the schedule is based on Central Time.

9:30 AM – 10:30 AM

Flourishing in Prayer
Dr. Esther Gillie, Dean of Regent University Library


10:30 AM – 11:30 AM

Keynote: Strategies for Thriving through Change
Dr. Leroy Goertzen, Professor of Pastoral Theology, Corban University


11:30 AM- 12:00 PM

Keynote Break Out Session


12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

Break for Lunch


1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

Strategies for Resonant Leadership: A Personal Journey
Dr. Edward Walton, Southwest Baptist University


2:00 PM – 2:30 PM

Resonant Leadership Breakout Session


2:30 PM – 2:45 PM



2:45 PM – 3:45 PM

Strategies for Leading: Introducing the Four Frames of Leadership
Dr. Mark Roberts, Oral Roberts University


3:45 PM – 4:15 PM

Leading Breakout Session


4:15 PM


Webinar Series #1

2:00 PM (CST)

Strategies for Flourishing Relationships: A Panel Discussion

Jenni Breems, Dordt University
Judy Pruitt, North Central University
Laura Walton, Cornerstone University

Webinar Series #2

2:00 PM (CST)

Strategies for Financial Stewardship: Engaging Stakeholders for Resource Alignment

Jeremy Labosier, Biola University


Webinar Series #3

2:00 PM (CST)

Strategies for Scholarship: Research on CCCU Scholarly Activities
Garrett Trott, Corban University

Webinar Series #4

2:00 PM (CST)

Unstructured Debriefing, Strategizing, Wrap-Up, Closing
Topic: Recommendation for Snezek Future (E. Gillie)
Topic: Website Support (E. Walton)
Topic: Open Discussion

Registration & Pricing

Click below to register for the one-day Virtual Symposium. To register for the follow-up Webinar Series, click below and select “Add” in the Webinar Series Add-On portion.
Conference Rates
Ends July 16, 2020
One-Day Virtual Symposium
Follow-Up Webinar Series