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 December Webinars for Library Staff

 News / Last Modified: 30 November 2018

Give yourself and your team the gift of learning this holiday season! As you wrap up the year, take some time to reflect on areas you'd like to explore, alone or with others. This month's list of free learning includes 82 webinars from library and no...

New Course: Media Smart Libraries

 News / Last Modified: 24 October 2018

Children today need to be prepared for living in a digital, media-smart world and youth librarians are in a great position to effectively serve this need. Since digital technologies and online behaviors evolve so rapidly however, many librarians need...

Learn With the Best, Learn From the Best

 News / Last Modified: 10 October 2018

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 ...

New Course: Grantseeking for Libraries

 News / Last Modified: 01 October 2018

Funding sources for libraries is an important discussion for library staff, board members, and even the community at large. Finding and increasing funding from private sources allows libraries to better meet the needs of their communities. With the h...

Learning on the Go-Go-Go!

 News / Last Modified: 25 September 2018

Slides and Learner Guide for Learning on the Go-Go-Go!, a session by Jennifer Peterson, presented at the 2018 Association for Rural and Small Libraries in Springfield, Illinois.  

Bridging the Digital Divide by Building Digital Literacy Skills

 News / Last Modified: 03 July 2018

Developing digital literacy skills for both patrons and staff has been part of the services of the Willoughby-Eastlake Public Library (OH) for some time. When Collections & Virtual Services Manager, Melanie Wilson, was invited to participate in a...

Staff and Patron Training Brainstorm

 Document / Last Modified: 22 May 2018

A list of ideas and resources on Staff and Patron Training collected from the Rural Library Sustainability workshops, training institutes, and from other discussion areas on WebJunction.

Activate the Online Learner: Taking Charge of Individual Learning

 News / Last Modified: 22 May 2018

The learner at the center has become a core strategy in education and training. Strategies like flipped classrooms, MOOCs, or peer collaborations are all part of a trend toward very personalized learning—me-learning. These trends increasingly emphasi...