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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Librarians from Mongolia Visit OCLC Seattle

 News / Last Modified: 21 May 2018

Ninety minutes is all it takes to cross oceans, continents, and cultures to find library synergy. That was the experience when staff from the OCLC Seattle office had the chance to sit down and talk about libraries with two Mongolian librarians from t...

New Webinars and Courses Added to the WebJunction Catalog

 News / Last Modified: 16 April 2018

The WebJunction Course Catalog provides free access to library-focused self-paced courses and webinar recordings. Through the generous support of OCLC and many state library agencies across the United States, WebJunction continues to provide timely a...

Learning Together: WebJunction Webinar at Library In-Service Training

 News / Last Modified: 21 December 2017

WebJunction provides certificates for viewing our webinars, whether attending live or accessing recordings in our Course Catalog. We also offer certificates to those attending as a group. When registering for an upcoming webinar, you can indicate you...

E-Learning Modes - WebJunction (2014)

 Document / Last Modified: 01 September 2017

E-Learning modes include live online (synchronous), asynchronous (instructor-led), and self-paced. This document explains some of the features, advantages, and challenges of each format.

Best Practices - Web Conferencing Participants

 Document / Last Modified: 01 September 2017

This collection of best practices for web conferencing participants was originally published in 2010 by Cindi Hickey and was updated in May 2017 by WebJunction staff.

Anytime + Anywhere = Never: Motivating the Self-Directed Learner

 News / Last Modified: 01 September 2017

We all aspire to be lifelong learners, especially in service of our library patrons. And we have all hit the snag of "anytime + anywhere = never" ― the reality that unlimited access, unbounded time and lack of external motivators in self-di...

Badging the Library, Part 1: What and Why

 News / Last Modified: 01 September 2017

This is the first post in a series talking about badges and what they mean for libraries. In this post, we'll focus on what badges are and why they might be important to libraries.

What is a badge?

Much like a scout badge, the badge...

Badging the Library, Part 2: How

 News / Last Modified: 12 June 2017

In our first post on badging the library, we talked about what badges were and why libraries might consider implementing badges. There are a lot of good uses for badges in the library world, and hopefully you saw some that fit in with your work. In t...