Technology Competencies Webinar

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.

From BlogJunction:

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!

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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