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  • 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...

  • Learning Together the Supercharged Way

    Learning in a group can provide that motivation to stick with a course through to completion. It can be incredibly satisfying and enriching to work through course material with a group of co-learners, acquiring a common language about a subject, disc...

  • Managing Conflict for Supervisor Success

    Conflict inevitably arises in any workplace - it's just what happens when people work together, mingle their personalities, and encounter stresses. The Managing Conflict for Supervisor Success curriculum will help supervisors build skills to improve ...