Create & Deliver Training

  • WALT Learns Together: Overcoming the Paradox of Anytime + Anywhere = Never

    The Washington Library Trainers (WALT), an interest group of the Washington Library Association, is a group of staff training and development professionals working in Washington libraries. The group meets in person quarterly, with in-between meetings...

  • Reading Conversations: RA for All Library Staff

    With a new strategic goal to focus on increasing patron access to and engagement with books and reading, the Whatcom County Library System (WCLS) in Northwestern Washington embarked on an ambitious effort to get all of their staff ready and eager to ...

  • Anytime + Anywhere = Never: Motivating the Self-Directed Learner

    We all aspire to be lifelong learners, especially in service of our library patrons. And we have all hit the snag of "anytime + anywhere = never"―the reality that unlimited access, unbounded time and lack of external motivators in self-dire...

  • The Fast Train to Course Creation

    You could say that every grant project we embark on at WebJunction is an ambitious reach to explore new library learning territory that takes us beyond our comfort zone. A notable difference with the Strengthening CE Content for Libraries grant (fund...

  • Learn by Doing: Teaching Tech to Patrons

    Teaching technology can be daunting. But anyone can become a better technology trainer, says Crystal Schimpf, Library Training Consultant and Kixal CEO. In a recent webinar, summarized below, Schimpf shared ten clear, down-to-earth technology trainin...

  • Don't Reinvent the Wheel: Digital Literacy Resources

    Libraries know digital literacy; they’ve been the go-to resource for their communities for years. Yet the need continues to grow as the demand for basic skills intensifies and new skills emerge. Whether supporting job hunters, students, older adults,...

  • Library CE Training Institute Convenes Top Talents

    The Library CE Training Institute is a focal part of the Strengthening Continuing Education Content for Libraries project, which seeks to help library CE providers find effective and sustainable models for delivering online training opportunitie...

  • Activate the Online Learner: Taking Charge of Individual Learning

    The learner at the center has become a core strategy in education and training. Strategies like flipped classrooms, MOOCs, or peer collaborations are all part of a trend toward very personalized learning—me-learning. These trends increasingly emphasi...

  • Learning with Webinars: Library Staff in Poland go Full Steam Ahead

    Hundreds of library staff in Poland are benefiting from the recent launch of a webinar series in that country about public libraries, advocacy, and communication. The successful series was designed to provide practical information to librarians and o...

  • Learn Free with the Goodwill Community Foundation

    Next time you drop your yard sale rejects off at the local Goodwill, take a moment to think about what they do with the proceeds from their retail stores. You may be surprised to find out about the numerous programs they support that provide educatio...