Resources for Learners
Our field is transforming rapidly and we are all striving to keep our skills up to date, so that we can meet our community's evolving information needs. Especially when you are not in a formal library studies program, the responsibility for learning ultimately lies with you. A prepared learner is an empowered learner. This section includes career development tips, how to learn online, and more.
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Document / Last Modified: 02 May 2013
A list of archived non-WebJunction webinars that corresponds to WebJunction's Competency Index for the Library Field. Compiled by Bonnie Young, Head, Public Libraries & Professional Development at Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
News / Last Modified: 23 April 2013
Whether we are training our patrons, other library staff, or we are the learners, online learning is increasingly the reality for our learning opportunities. From a purely economic standpoint, online learning just makes sense as budgets continue to shrink. With an online course, we are no longer limited by geography or conflicting schedules. We can now reach more people, more times. But efficiencies do not create effectiveness. In our recent webinar, The Future of Online Learning: a Changing Landscape, Joann Flick, Continuing Education Coordinator at the Montana State Library and Betha Gutsche, WebJunction Programs Manager, explored education innovations that are increasing engagement through learner-centered discovery, flipped classrooms, and enhanced online learning.
Document / Last Modified: 26 March 2013
Engage staff, generate discussion, make it locally relevant. A checklist of recommendations for library cohorts who attend online events as a group.
News / Last Modified: 01 March 2013
Despite the fact that libraries are in the business of creating a culture of lifelong learning in our communities, we often find it next to impossible to make time for our own learning. But if we don’t make time to learn and increase our professional capacity, we—and ultimately our patrons—lose out. So, what if your library made continual learning a professional expectation? What would that do for you? What would it do for the culture of your library? What impact would that make on your community? In our recent webinar Self-Directed Achievement: If you give library staff an hour, we heard how Jami Carter, Rachel Gull and Steve Peay at Tooele Public Library in Utah changed the paradigm at their library to ensure that all staff had one hour a week for continual learning.
Webinar / Last Modified: 27 February 2013
Join us as we explore what education innovators are doing to increase engagement through learner-centered discovery, flipped classrooms, and enhanced online learning.