ELW2007 Kickoff: A Trip to Australia!

Employee Learning Week 2007 kicked off with a bang today when our director, Charles Brown, announced the chance for one lucky staff person to participate in an all expense paid exchange program with the Yarra Plenty Regional Library in Melbourne, Australia!

During the month long exchange program the PLCMC staff member will have the chance to learn from staff and gather work experiences at the YPRL. Upon returning, the exchange participant will prepare both a written report and presentation about the best practices, ideas and experiences gathered during the exchange.

The Staff Exchange Enrichment Program aims to provide staff with opportunities to receive and share information and best practices with other world-class innovative libraries and is considered an essential component of PLCMC’s commitment to staff development.

The program is open to any full-time PLCMC employee who has been at the library for at least one year and who has received successful or exemplary on his or her last annual performance review.

I’m so excited! What a great opportunity for one of our employees! I love working for an organization that is so committed to developing its staff!

About Lori Reed

Lori Reed, coauthor of Workplace Learning & Leadership: A Handbook for Library and Non-Profit Trainers, is a learning and communication strategist with more than twenty years experience in learning and development. A 2009 Library Journal Mover & Shaker and a 2010 "One to Watch" for paralibrarians, Lori graduated cum laude from East Carolina University with a Bachelor of Science in Communication. Lori is a certified Synchronous Learning Expert and a North Carolina Master Trainer and has traveled across North America speaking about libraries and training.


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