Jean Montgomery, with the Upper Peninsula Region of Library Cooperation (MI), shared a new website with me, created by the Michigan Coop directors to disseminate information about library training opportunities in the state. As I was looking at the first two training announcements, I noticed they both are virtual (or potentially virtual). It got me thinking about training in an online environment.
Ooo! I am especially excited about this upcoming webinar! I am consistently impressed with Lori Reed’s ideas about training and am looking forward to getting to work with her more (she’s getting involved with some cool things we’re doing at MaintainIT). I’m definitely planning to attend this free WebJunction webinar next week.
Cultivating a Culture of Learning in the Library
6/10/08 11 AM-12 PM PT / 2-3 PM ET
How much time does your library spend on “training?” Statistics show that most learning takes place on the job or with a coworker, yet as trainers we spend an inordinate amount of time preparing for and delivering classroom training. In this webinar you will learn why you need to get your staff out of the classroom and instead focus on creating a culture of learning in your library.
We will explore:
- The differences between training and learning
- The benefits to libraries for creating a culture of learning
- The key elements of a learning organization
- Tips for creating a culture of learning in any size library