North Carolina Master Trainer Class 2008-2009

Received this in an email this week from the State Librarian:

The State Library is pleased to announce the next class of North Carolina Master Trainers! Twenty-four applications were received this year, and there were so many qualified candidates that the task of making final selections was very difficult. This exciting program is a statewide effort to increase the ability of public and academic library staff in planning and presenting effective training. During the program participants will learn principles of training design, presentation skills, and how to serve as a trainer for their library.

2008-2009 Master Trainer Class

Davey Beauchamp, Davidson County Public Library
Amanda Bird, Hickory Public Library
Heidi Buchanan, Western Carolina University
Jacqueline Frye, Harnett County Public Library
Tiffany Hayes, Cumberland County Public Library
Grant LeFoe, South Piedmont Community College
Lynn McCormick, Pitt Community College
Sara McGough, Henderson County Public Library
Cindy Nanney, Polk County Public Library
Patricia Patterson, Stanly County Public Library
Melissa Raymer, Cape Fear Community College
Lori Reed, Public Library of Charlotte & Mecklenburg County
Luba Sawczyn, Chapel Hill Public Library
Brandi Tuttle, Duke University
Linda VanSistine-Yost, H. Leslie Perry Memorial
Christina Williams, East Albemarle Regional

Yep that’s my name in the list. In November I will be attending Session 1, the four-day train-the-trainer bootcamp. 🙂

Here’s some info about the program from the Master Trainer site.

What is the Master Trainer Program?
The Master Trainer Program is a statewide initiative of the State Library of North Carolina that equips public and academic libraries to respond to the ongoing need for training through an intensive “train the trainer” program. Through an application process, a class of up to 16 participants is selected to form that year’s “class”. Program participants commit to three sessions.

  • Session #1 is a four-day Train-the-Trainer workshop with a focus on core concepts of learner centered training design, training techniques, and giving and receiving effective feedback.
  • Session #2 is a series of virtual coaching sessions that builds on the learning that occurred in Session #1 and prepares each participant to successfully deliver a 60-minute training in their own library.
  • Session #3 is a three-day meeting that includes a Showcase Day where the class highlights their training designs for their directors.

I’m looking forward to tweeting and blogging about the experience.

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.


  1. Congratulations! Sounds really amazing, and can’t wait to read what you learn!

  2. Yay! Knock ’em dead! (couldn’t you be teaching this workshop??)

  3. Congrats.

    This year would have been good for me to go with Kjersti in Chapel Hill but I can see that you should be the one to go from PLCMC/CML.

  4. Way to go Lori!

  5. Congratulations. I’m so glad you will be able to go back again. Althought I do agree with Peter, you could probably help teach it. It is sometimes nice to be in the “learners” seat and take the time for self reflection, refocusing, and gaining new ideas. As someone who has been through the program AND a trainer for the program. Each class/group of people is sooo different, libraries are changing all the time, and we are learning more and more about learning and helping others learn. I know you will gain a lot from the group AND they will learn a LOT from you! Keep us posted on how it goes!

  6. Congrats Lori!
    I saw it in the Tarheel libraries newsletter.

  7. Hi Lori,
    Great site. How is your project coming? I am feeling a time crunch. With the holidays and everyone taking off I am having issues finding time. Jan 9th is coming up fast. Margory is helping but …..
    Well that said. I hope you have a great New Year.

  8. Melissa Raymer says:

    Hi Lori,

    Great site! See you in a few weeks.

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