Self-Directed Achievement: if you give library staff an hour
This webinar shares how staff at the Tooele City Library implemented a "Self-Directed Achievement" model for staff development.
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"Set one training goal each week achievable in one hour." This simple directive was given to every staff member of one Utah library in September 2011. The result just one year later? A sustainable, positive culture transformation. The mechanism, called “Self-Directed Achievement,” is a consistent, agile, individualized approach to staff development in a climate of constant change. It champions the basic library principle of lifelong learning. It is achievable for every individual with any level of expertise. And its impact will ripple through your organization from the staff work room to public lounge areas. Following this webinar, you will understand the model, mechanics, individual accountability, and supervisory responsibility involved in this remarkable method...and you’ll want to do it too.
Presented by: From Tooele City Library (UT), Jami Carter, Director; Steve Peay, Library Supervisor; and Rachel Gull, Library Supervisor.
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- Self-Directed Achievement Learner Guide
- Self-Directed Achievement Tracking Template
- Self-Directed Achievement Presentation to Staff
- Scrum development methodology, commonly used by software development companies in product development and used to inspire development of Self Directed Achievement
- Change the Culture, Change the Game by Roger Connors and Tom Smith
- Museums, Libraries and 21st Century Skills, IMLS
- Competency Index for the Library Field, WebJunction
- Shared in chat:
- Peeragogy web site at http://www.peeragogy.org, which has been spear-headed by Howard Rheingold, who has gathered a diverse group of educators, writers, artists, and technologists to study collaborative lifelong learning. Together, this merry band has produced "The Peeragogy Handbook," which they've provided as a free, downloadable PDF (the link is in the margin area on the right). Rheingold aptly describes the book and the site as "a resource for self- organizing self-learners."
- A learning styles quiz on Edutopia.org
- Use Edge Benchmarks to help inspire learning choices
- Via GigaOm Set Up Your Own Google-Style 20-Percent Time to Try New Projects
- A Happy Hour for Library Staff Learning, staff at the Morrison Regional branch of the Charlotte Mecklenburg Library in Charlotte, NC applied the SDA model to their library's learning.
- Case study of a rural library using SDA model, Self-Directed Achievement on a Small Scale
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1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Eastern Standard Time, North America [UTC -5]
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