Manage Staff Development
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.
Most Recently Added
Free March Webinars for Library Staff
Publish Date: News / 27 February 2023
What's at the top of your learning list? We encourage you to focus an hour or two during the month of March on your learning needs. Tackling those skills or knowledge gaps with one of these free webinars is a great way to make learning a priority. Ex...
Learning Groups for Navigating Civil Legal Issues of Natural Disasters Courses
Publish Date: News / 10 January 2023
The three-course series Navigating Civil Legal Issues of Natural Disasters is well-suited to be the core learning content for a group learning experience with peers. Since civil law is complex and local, these courses are particularly appropriate for...
Skills for Community-Centered Libraries Curriculum Available
Publish Date: News / 23 September 2021
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...
Exploring the SOAR (Strengths, Opportunities, Aspirations, Results) Model
Publish Date: Webinar / 5 August 2021
Explore the SOAR model as a strategy for developing asset-oriented initiatives as a step toward developing a more community-centered library.
Infopeople Webinars New to the WebJunction Course Catalog
Publish Date: News / 19 July 2021
In addition to webinars and courses created through WebJunction, we are pleased to include quality and relevant learning content from other organizations, including Infopeople. We recently added ten new Infopeople webinar recordings on topics core to...
On Implicit Bias and Communication
Publish Date: Webinar / 8 July 2021
Reflect on how life experiences, traditions, and beliefs impact communication and explore strategies for facilitating deeper discussions and stronger connections as steps toward developing a more community-centered library.
Learning Groups for Creating Pathways for Civil Legal Justice Courses
Publish Date: News / 10 June 2021
While the four Creating Pathways to Civil Legal Justice courses are designed for the individual, self-directed learner, they also can be used as the core learning content for a group learning experience with peers – from a small, self-organized group...
Building Connections with Community Assets
Publish Date: Webinar / 3 June 2021
Explore strategies for connecting with community assets in-person and online as a step toward developing a more community-centered library.
Prioritizing and Promoting Self-Care to Avoid Burnout
Publish Date: Webinar / 18 May 2021
This webinar will focus on self-care strategies for library staff, to respond to the physical, behavioral and emotional impacts of workplace stressors.
Training New Supervisors for Success: Don't Start from Scratch
Publish Date: Webinar / 4 May 2021
This webinar, hosted in collaboration with ALA's Learning Round Table, presents ready-made resources to help implement supervisor training at your library.