Manage Staff Development

Rural Library Sustainability Training in NC

With the ever-changing nature of our work, library staff need fresh and innovative training opportunities to say current and to continue to meet the needs of our patrons. Managing staff training involves assessment of training needs, planning and evaluating staff development, and keeping on top of all the learning methods and formats available. Whether conducting training face-to-face or online, a blend of both or augmented with social media tools, managing staff learning can be the basis for a transformative and accessible learning organization for all.

Self-paced courses and webinar recordings on this topic are freely available in the WebJunction Course Catalog.

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Free September Webinars for Library Staff

 News / Last Modified: 08 November 2017

In true back-to-school fashion, September brings a wealth of learning opportunities for library staff, trustees and friends. From fundraising to partnerships, and from teamwork to teens, this list is sure to bring you new insights and inspiration. Th...

Free November Webinars for Library Staff

 News / Last Modified: 07 November 2017

We know that learning is constant, and that we, like our patrons, are lifelong learners. Whether you're looking to learn how to manage your collections, or how to communicate with your community partners, or you're interested in finding new resources...

Free October Webinars for Library Staff

 News / Last Modified: 30 October 2017

With October's arrival, the usual acceleration of time sets in. Before you and your team get too caught up in end-of-year and holiday rush, set aside some time for online learning! There's no time like the present, and you'll be looking at goals for ...

Learn With the Best, Learn From the Best

 News / Last Modified: 18 September 2017

Drexel University is home to one of the nation's longest running Library & Information Science programs. Renowned for its commitment to innovation and quality, Drexel University’s program has been consistently ranked among the top 10 programs in ...

Free August Webinars for Library Staff

 News / Last Modified: 03 September 2017

Making time for learning, and finding the right fit for your learning needs can be tough, considering all the opportunities. For the month of August, try taking a look at your calendar to find a day or two with a few open hours to set aside, and then...

E-Learning Modes - WebJunction (2014)

 Document / Last Modified: 01 September 2017

E-Learning modes include live online (synchronous), asynchronous (instructor-led), and self-paced. This document explains some of the features, advantages, and challenges of each format.

Best Practices - Web Conferencing Participants

 Document / Last Modified: 01 September 2017

This collection of best practices for web conferencing participants was originally published in 2010 by Cindi Hickey and was updated in May 2017 by WebJunction staff.

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

 News / Last Modified: 01 September 2017

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-di...

Badging the Library, Part 1: What and Why

 News / Last Modified: 01 September 2017

This is the first post in a series talking about badges and what they mean for libraries. In this post, we'll focus on what badges are and why they might be important to libraries.

What is a badge?

Much like a scout badge, the badge...