I have been a librarian for over 20 years. I worked in a public library for the first few years of my career, but since then I have been in what I consider “macro” roles, working in and for organizations that support learning opportunities for people who work in libraries.
Fostering a Strong Culture of Staff Learning
As an instructor in Infopeople’s Building an Effective Learning Culture, I had the opportunity to work with library teams from around the country and an amazing group of mentors, too, as we focused on making learning an ongoing part of a library’s organizational culture. Infopeople has now put some of the content on Niche Academy.
See The Fifth Discipline: The Art & Practice of The Learning Organization by Peter M. Senge.
Competencies can help staff identify needed skills, knowledge, and abilities. Ultimately, this can improve the ability to meet the needs of a community.
- Staff Competencies: How to Develop and Implement a Framework in Your Library – an Infopeople course 2018
- Updated WebJunction’s Competency Index for the Library Field 2014
- Creating Engaged and Motivated Staff – a PLA webinar delivered with Stephanie Gerding, December 2013
Relevant Work Experience:
Continuing Education Consultant for the Northeast Kansas Library System 2009 – 2012
Staff Development Coordinator for the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation’s US Library Program Technology Trainers 2001-2003