If you missed last month’s WebJunction webinar Technology Competencies in Your Library you can view the archived webinar, related links, and discussion here: http://www.webjunction.org/competencies/articles/content/57702385.
Tomorrow from 2-3pm EDT I’ll be part of a webinar with WebJunction regarding technology competencies and the core competencies program that I helped create for PLCMC.
This Wednesday, April 29, we’re hosting a free webinar about libraries that are using technology competencies to identify what training staff need and how staff can succeed at their jobs. We’ll be joined by the following speakers:
Lori Reed, Public Library of Charlotte and Mecklenburg County (NC)
Phyllis Winfield and Kim Gales, Worthington Libraries (OH)
Kris Rosenburg, St. Johns County Public Library System (FL)
The presenters will discuss how they implemented a competency-based program in their library, including steps to
- create a training program
- define job descriptions
- assess staff needs
You’ll hear their suggestions for implementing such a program at your library, and also field your questions.
Librarians share their experiences to help you to avoid “reinventing the wheel” and to save you time and money. There is always a lot of work involved in launching a new program or initiative in your library, but this webinar is an example of how you can build on what others have already done and customize it for your staff.
To learn more and to register for the session, please visit the WebJunction Events Calendar: http://evanced.info/webjunction/evanced/eventsignup.asp?ID=1586
Hope to see you there, and I can’t wait to “meet” co-presenter Kris Rosenberg who works with the library system of my hometown in St. Augustine, Florida!
Are you doing tech training for your staff? What challenges are you facing? What successes have you had? I would love to hear your story and thoughts. Please comment or email me at reedlori “at” gmail.com. I’ll be glad to read your responses or set up a time to call you.
By the way Sarah Houghton-Jan gave another fabulous OPAL presentation today on Technology Training and Competencies for Libraries. If you missed it check the OPAL Archives to view a recording. Sarah had a lot of great ideas to share whether you are just beginning or have an established technology competencies program.