Staff Development

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.


Staff Competencies

Competencies can help staff identify needed skills, knowledge, and abilities. Ultimately, this can improve the ability to meet the needs of a community.


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