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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Staff and Patron Training Brainstorm

 Document / Last Modified: 05 June 2017

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.

Online Conference Viewing Party Guide

 Document / Last Modified: 15 May 2017

Engage staff, generate discussion, make it locally relevant. A checklist of recommendations for library cohorts who attend online events as a group.

Self-Directed Learning Resources

 Document / Last Modified: 15 May 2017

Case studies and resources for motivating our staff (and ourselves) toward success with self-directed learning.

Create a Culture of Learning

 News / Last Modified: 15 May 2017

Despite the fact that libraries are in the business of creating a culture of lifelong learning in our communities, we often find it next to impossible to make time for our own learning. But if we don’t make time to learn and increase our professional...

Learning with Webinars: Library Staff in Poland go Full Steam Ahead

 News / Last Modified: 15 May 2017

Hundreds of library staff in Poland are benefiting from the recent launch of a webinar series in that country about public libraries, advocacy, and communication. The successful series was designed to provide practical information to librarians and o...

Activate the Online Learner: Taking Charge of Individual Learning

 News / Last Modified: 15 May 2017

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...

New Year's Resolutions - Put a Goal on It!

 News / Last Modified: 15 May 2017

We are all familiar with the tradition of establishing resolutions for the New Year. Maybe not so many brownies and a little more walking? Or maybe spending more time with friends and family? Whatever the resolution, there is often a powerful sense o...

Self-Directed Achievement on a Small Scale

 News / Last Modified: 15 May 2017

When I first watched Jami Carter's webinar on Self-Directed Achievement (SDA), I was inspired, really inspired, and became an avowed evangelist for the SDA concept. Apparently, I was not the only one. Joan Blalock, branch manager of the Cowpens Libra...

Learning Together: Penfield Public Library Team and WebJunction Webinars

 News / Last Modified: 15 May 2017

In the years we've been hosting webinars, we've seen a wonderful evolution toward library teams sharing in what they're learning, especially when they are able to gather to view and discuss the webinar together. Some teams like to view the recording ...