CLENE. Continuing Education and Networking Exchange Roundtable
1:30 pm to 3:30 pm
Saturday, June 23rd
Learning when there is not time (or money) to learn
Cleveland Heights-University Heights Public Library
Ohio Library Council Library Staff Core Competencies
Find your learning style here at http://www.vark-learn.com
Lifelong Education @ Desktop at North Texas University
Pat got a room full of staff development specialists and trainers to talk about what you are doing in your training life and to show how your system can learn when there is no time.
This is a well constructed presentation about learning, online learning and organizational learning cultures, patterns and how to create and foster a culture of learning in a library system including peer training in your system.
There are presentation slides but the best part of the workshop was the 15 things completed in this session by each attendee.
“15 things” about training and staff development.
My fifteen things were:
1: My best training session attended this past year:
Tie: Black Belt Librarian and CIL2007
2 and 3: Sharing who we sat next to in the session:
Betty from Virginia, and Angela from Washington,
4, 5 and 6:Three things I want or need to learn more about:
Open Source software such as Wink and Moodle, Golf and Gardening,
7, 8, 9 and 1o: Four great things about learning and training at my library —
Staff immersed into culture and training from first day and in onboarding;
One FT Technical Trainer, ME– and One Librarian who specializes in continuing education training for librarians;
bringing trainings TO our system to teach all staff at the same time;
senior management support for staff training.
11, 12, 13, 14 and 15:Five AHA moments from this workshop:
- 15 things (Well a couple more than 15);
- Online learning resources;
- That HCPL is ahead of the staff training culture curve and we have a culture of learning;
- Your system, if it is sirsi/dynix system, can get Stephen Abrams to your library for cheap if not free;
- Kaboodle classes — short 45 minute classes for the basics you need to learn;
- Adopt a Database program – librarian staff pick a database, become an expert and champion and help market the databases. Of 17 libraians 16 participate and produce bookmarks and truly help market the databases to the public;
- Find your learning Style at vark-learn.com.