Trends in Library Training and Learning: Developing Staff Skills for the 21st Century – A free, two day online conference presented by
Full conference program: http://ks.webjunction.org/trends-training-learning/-/articles/content/118110080
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Beyond 23 Things: The South Dakota State Library Challenge: Electronic Resources Edition allows librarians throughout the state to participate in training at their convenience with no travel or registration fees. Based on the 23 Things model, this challenge utilizes vendor and localized training materials and introduces participants to one subscription electronic resource each week. Presenters are Julie Erickson and Jane Healy.
Born to Forget: How to Survive and Thrive in the Age of Information Overload: Our brains are designed to forget, but we rely on memory–the building block of cognition–to survive and thrive in our lives and careers. Jay Turner, Director of Continuing Education at Georgia Public Library Service will lead a trip through the latest findings in neurological research and brain-based learning theory.
Cultivating the Library as a Site of Participatory Culture and Learning: How can libraries establish themselves as communities of learning? How can we spark, invite, and sustain conversations for learning with those we serve? Join Buffy Hamilton to explore how a model of participatory librarianship and learning can provide the context for inquiry, collaborative knowledge building, and shared ownership of the story of “library.”
Getting Admin Buy-In for Training: Before you can try to get staff buy-in for training programs, you have to get administration buy-in. Join Sarah Houghton-Jan for tips on getting administration to understand the benefits of training and learning programs for staff in the 21st century.
Happiness Through Personal Learning: Happiness and the things that make us happy are learned. Using online tools afforded to us by the digital century, Marianne Lenox will help you define your own unique learning methodology and set you on a course for pursuing both personal and professional happiness.
Instructional Literacy and the Library Educator: Reflective Habits for Effective Practice: Whether or not “instruction” appears in our job titles, librarians of all stripes find ourselves in the position of teaching and training our users, colleagues, and peers. At a time of massive transition in the profession, the library’s teaching mission must be integrated more meaningfully into the learning communities we support. Char Booth introduces a series of concepts to empower librarians to become stronger designers and educators.
Lights! Camera! Action! Using Video for Patron and Staff Instruction: Angela Nolet and Amber Slaven will provide an overview of the tools available and approaches for cross purposing staff and patron training. Training tutorials and videos can be used as supplements to self-guided classes, resources for outreach events and as alternatives to time consuming staff orientations.
Tech Training Skills for 21st Century Library Staff: You know that phrase in your job description: “other duties as required”? This often means helping patrons learn to use technology. Every tech question presents an opportunity for instruction, but it takes the right skills and knowledge to provide a true learning experience for library members. Crystal Schimpf, Kieran Hixon, and Nancy Trimm will share the competencies for tech trainers developed at the Colorado State Library and give practical advice on how to use competencies to support training in your library.