Patricia L. May, CAP-OM
President-Elect, DE-MD-DC Division - IAAP
Patricia May, CAP-OM, is the current President-Elect for the DE-MD-DC Division. She is the
Director of Administration for the Washington Office of the American Library Association (ALA)
and has been with ALA for over 23 years. Her primary responsibility is the management of the
office’s $1.5 million budget. She is a two-term Past President of Capital Chapter in Washington,
D.C and has also held the positions of Vice President and Treasurer for the DE-MD-DC Division.
She has also served as Chair of Capital Chapter’s Membership, Certification, and Professional
Development Committees, and served as Chair of the Education Committee for the DE-MD-DC
Division. Ms. May taught the 4 module CPS/CAP Exam Review Class at the Virginia Technical
Institute’s McLean, Virginia campus in 2010 and 2011, and has worked as a volunteer instructor
with the Literacy Council of Northern Virginia since 2000. A retired Naval Officer who formerly
English Literature and a Master of Science degree in Organizational/Industrial Psychology.
I. Program SUPERVISOR AND EMPLOYEE: Keys to a Successful (or Stronger)
In this one hour workshop, we will explore the components of a successful relationship
between a supervisor and employee and how you can achieve one with yours.
From this workshop attendees will:
1. Learn the 3 fundamental reasons why supervisors must work through people to
achieve productivity and how to make these reasons work for you.
2. Identify the psychological ingredients or factors in a typical supervisor-employee
3. Map out your work style and your supervisors management style to see the
similarities and differences for potential areas of conflict.
4. Learn the importance of the Mutual Reward Theory (MRT) in maintaining good
relationships between you and your supervisor.
5. Relearn the 5 time-tested and irreplaceable fundamentals of good human relations
and their value in the workplace.
II. Best Practices for Planning and Developing a Budget
Attendees will learn what a budget is and why budgeting is important. They will learn how to
apply the principles of BRIARE: Balancing Realistic Income Against Realistic Expense, and what
economic factors should be considered when planning a budget. The parts of a budget will be
reviewed and discussed along with “best practices”, and participants will be engaged in
practical exercises for developing and modifying a budget.
10 Minutes: Principles of BRIARE (Balancing Realistic Income Against Realistic Expenses)
15 minutes: Factors to be considered in Budget preparation
20 Minutes: Major elements of a Budget
15 Minutes: Best Practices and Golden Rules for Effective Budgets
10 Minutes: Practical Exercises
5 Minutes: Q & A
Attendees will learn what