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 January Webinars for Library Staff

Publish Date: News / 30 December 2020

As we reflect on this past year, it’s clear that library staff excel at learning new skills during extraordinary times! You have responded with grace, patience and fortitude to ever-changing scenarios, and we hope that the year ahead brings continued...

Facilitator Guide: Group Learning in a Self-Paced Course

Publish Date: News / 27 August 2020

Courses that are designed to be self-paced often pose challenges for the learner, especially around feelings of isolation and lack of motivation. This guide provides a framework for organizing, structuring and leading a group of learners through self...

Delivering Engaging Online Learning: The Three Ps of Preparation

Publish Date: News / 13 August 2020

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

Publish Date: News / 23 June 2020

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

Publish Date: News / 12 June 2020

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.

The Committee....

Small and Rural Librarians: Leading the Way in Online Conferences

Publish Date: News / 9 April 2020

As part of the public health response to the coronavirus, most face-to-face conferences scheduled for upcoming months have been cancelled, with many opting for online conferences. For instance, the Society for Public Health Education’s annual confere...

Opening Doors and Minds with a "Yes!"

Publish Date: News / 8 January 2020

"Yes!" That’s what Kathy Zappitello, Executive Director of the Conneaut Public Library wants her staff to be able to say to patrons, to colleagues, and to new opportunities. The library, which serves a community of 12,841 residents in north...