Learning Round Table Programs at Midwinter

Please join us for fun, learning, and planning at mid winter. The following Learning Roundtable programs taking place at the Midwinter Conference in San Diego:

  • Fri., Jan 7 4:00 pm – 5:15 pm  SDCC-Room 27 B Training for Peanuts: Learning Round Table Meet & Greet
  • Fri., Jan 7 5:30pm – 7:00pm We’re crashing the LITA Happy Hour at Se San Diego, Uber Lounge; 1047 5th Avenue, 619.515.3000
  • Sat ., Jan 8 8:00 am -12:00 pm SDCC-Room 31 A Learning Round Table Board Meeting I
  • Sun., Jan 9 10:30 am 12:00 pm MAR-Pacific Room Training Showcase Planning Meeting
  • Mon., Jan 10 10:30 am – 12:00 pm SDCC-Room 11 B Board Meeting II
  • Mon., Jan 10 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm SDCC-Room 30 B Staff Development Discussion

SDCC- San Diego Convention Center

MAR- San Diego Marriott and Marina – ALA Headquarters

Sending my regrets to ALA 2010 from Charlotte

Due to the the uncertainty of things in Charlotte, I won’t be able to attend the ALA Annual Conference later this month. I’m sad that I won’t see the many friends I have met through ALA. My son is very disappointed to not get to see Barack Obama’s “house.” But we can save that for another time.

I’m thankful to my colleagues who have volunteered to fill in for me at the presentations I was scheduled to do at both the preconference and conference. The week of ALA is also the last week of the Library’s fiscal year. The week before the new, reduced budget begins. Even in the best case scenario there will be more than 100 additional staff laid off and there are plans to merge some departments with the county. The Library won’t know its final budget until city and county officials meet next week to vote on their final budgets. The last two weeks of June will be busy and stressful no matter what the outcome.

This I do know–no matter what the decision–no matter what the budget–I need to be in the office to help our staff (in whatever ways I can) get through this transition. So with that I am sending my regrets to ALA 2010. Please keep the staff and our library customers in your thoughts and prayers.

On a brighter note the Learning Round Table has a fabulous line up of programs for the conference starting with a preconference on e-learning and ending with Battledecks (which I hope someone will record for me)! Check out the list of Learning Round Table programs here: http://bit.ly/cfOBD5

Webinars for Trainers and Training Managers

The Learning Round Table is happy to have two Emerging Leaders teams working on projects for our group. The message below is from one of the teams:

Our team has been tasked with the designing and planning of a series of webinars on topics of interest to trainers and managers/coordinators of training and staff development. The first step in this process is to determine topics for the webinar series, and we would like to hear what you have to say!

We would really appreciate it if you could take a few minutes to complete the following survey:
http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/YK9YFV6

Thank you!
Jennifer and Team (Angela, Natalie, and Sonnet)
Jennifer Spriggs

If you have questions about the survey please direct them to Jennifer at jspriggs@allconet.org

ALA Saturday Session: Creating a Culture of Learning

Saturday I gave one of my favorite presentations ever. Previously I’ve given this presentation as a webinar for WebJunction. The session covers the differences between training and learning, why learning is important, and ways you can become a learning organization. My co-presenter was Pat Carterette from the State Library of Georgia. There were some great questions that came out of this session and I’ll be discussing them in posts on this site in the coming weeks.

Do you have ideas about creating a culture of learning? Post them here in the comments.

ALA Preconference Making it Stick: Designing, Delivering & Surviving Presentations

On Friday we had a fabulous audience for the CLENE Round Table‘s preconference session Making it Stick: Designing, Delivering & Surviving Presentations. Presenting with me was Paul Signorelli who I have had the privilege of working with on many projects including a book on leadership in libraries for trainers that should be out just in time for next year’s ALA conference.

The slides from the session are below.

View more presentations from Lori Reed.