Resources for Trainers, Train the trainer opportunities

MaintainIT webinar for trainers

Providing resources for trainers
Providing resources for trainers

It seems to me that people who provide technology training crave opportunities to talk to other trainers. We love to hear what others are doing, to share ideas, to see examples of activities and training resources. I look at the popularity of the Google group Lori Reed recently created for trainers. I think about the excitement and sense of belonging I felt when I first discovered CLENE. Talking training with other trainers…maybe I’m a geek, but I just think it’s fun.

I’m pretty excited about the train-the-trainer webinars we’re going to be doing at MPOW. As MaintainIT’s Library Training Specialist, I provide training, but I also work to get the word out to other trainers about the project. Check out some of the training resources we’ve put on our website: a postcard, handouts, flyers, recipe cards…. More things are being added regularly.

I’m also going to be hosting free monthly webinars for trainers. If you’re interested in learning more about using MaintainIT resources in the training you provide, please attend the August 6th train-the-trainer MaintainIT webinar. It will be one-hour long and will feature training ideas and examples and discussion.

More information and the registration form are available here:

Library staff development, Resources for Trainers

The CLENE Buzz Blog

I’m certain that anyone who is interested in training in libraries has already heard about CLENE’s new blog, CE Buzz, but I thought I would post it here in case you have not. My friends Max and Betha are writing for the blog and the other authors represent some of my favorite thinkers on the topic of continuing education in libraries, too.

CLENE is the ALA “thing” (round table, committee, etc) that is most useful to me. It stands for Continuing Library Education and Networking Exchange. If just one person interested in training learns about CLENE by reading this post, I’ll be giddy. Go. Now. Browse. Read the past newsletters. If you’re like me, you’ll feel like you’ve found your people… your place in the library world.

Buzz is one of those onomatopoeic words. Does it seem like a disproportionate number of onomatopoeic words include the letter “z”? Zap. Zing. Zip. Zoom. Fizz. Sizzle.
Resources for Trainers

CLENE 2006

CLENE Training Showcase 2006

The Continuing Library Education and Network Exchange Round Table invites you to attend the 2006 Training Showcase at the ALA Annual Conference in New Orleans. This poster session celebrates innovative initiatives and programs in continuing education, staff development, and training provided by libraries around the world. Take advantage of this unique opportunity to network and exchange ideas with librarians, staff, and professionals in the field about their experiences and successful programs.

Date: Sunday, June 25
Time: 1:30 – 3:30 pm

Click here for proposal submission form. Application deadline is February 5th.

Strut your stuff! See others strut their stuff.