Introducing a School Librarian's Information Shelf
School librarians and staff help prepare all students for success. A shifting educational landscape presents new opportunities and challenges, requiring fresh approaches to the important work of empowering students. Learn more about a School Libraria...
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...
Skills for Community-Centered Libraries Curriculum Available
Like many libraries across the nation, the Free Library of Philadelphia is undergoing a paradigm shift. Increasingly, our focus is not only on extensive collections but on how we are engaging with our communities. To address this shift, the Free Libr...
Learning Group Facilitation Guide
Learning groups can enrich a self-paced course experience, creating opportunities for idea sharing, community building, and accountability as participants progress through course material together. This learning group facilitation guide provides a fr...
Delivering Engaging Online Learning: Enlivening the Virtual Environment
This article is part of the Delivering Engaging Online Learning series on strategies for cultivating dynamic, engaging online virtual learning experiences. Libraries of all types—K-12, public, university, and more—are exploring various forms of onlin...
Delivering Engaging Online Learning: The Three Ps of Preparation
This article is the first installment in the Delivering Engaging Online Learning series on strategies for cultivating dynamic, engaging online virtual learning experiences. Libraries of all types—K-12, public, university, and more—are exploring vario...
Performance Management for Supervisors
The main purpose of performance management is to guide, support, and develop each employee, providing a consistent and comprehensive experience for their staff. It is an ongoing, collaborative process between supervisor and employee that aims to esta...
Training for Library Supervisors
The Supervisor Success Committee of ALA’s Learning Round Table exists to coordinate professional development activities around the topic of supervisory training. Their vision is for every library to have well-trained supervisors.
Library Staff Learn Together Across Texas
Texas State Library and Archives Commission (TSLAC) saw the Supercharged Storytimes facilitated group-learning model as an opportunity to deliver continuing education in a new format. TSLAC Continuing Education staff piloted a statewide program that ...
Encouraging Motivation in the Workplace
Employees with a high level of motivation at work have a positive impact on overall organizational success, but the topic of motivation is complex. Encouraging Motivation in the Workplace will help supervisors understand the nature of motivation, dis...