Happy Belated New Year and Holidays

January 9th and I have yet to send out holiday cards and letters and we are just now taking down the tree that is decorated only from about halfway up (life with a toddler). I had pneumonia over Christmas, then my 2-year-old daughter had it. On top of that I am writing a book with my friend and colleague Paul Signorelli and have been a busy bee over at ALALearning.org. I redesigned the site last month. Be sure to check it out! We have a great team of bloggers with all the content you could ever want related to training, learning, and staff development.

Stay tuned for details about the future of LibraryTrainer.com. I have exciting news to share soon!

I’ll be at ALA Midwinter next week at all of the LearnRT events and meetings. If you see me please stop me and say hello. Regardless of whether you are a member or not attend the Learning Town Hall Meet and Greet on Friday, January 15 from 3:30-5:00 at the INTER-Rose Kennedy II.

Safe travels and may 2010 bring the best for you!

Kids with Santa 2009

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. Have to agree with you that ALA Learning is continuing to develop in wonderful ways with a tremendously collaborative and reader-oriented group of writers; grateful for all you’ve done to keep it interesting, challenging, and fun for all of us. Looking forward to even better things this year. One question: does the picture that accompanies this “new year and holidays” posting feature three of our newest prospective writers? The ones in the foreground appear to have great promise, but I’m no so sure about that guy in the red and white suit; may need additional work.

  2. Those are beautiful babies, Lori, I definitely see Trainer potential in those two!

  3. LOVE the photo and am anxiously awaiting your exciting news…

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