Thursday, May 14, 2009

Libraries as Learning Organizations

"Libraries as Learning Organizations", a free webinar on Tuesday, May 26, 2009 from 2:00pm - 3:30pm EST.

Co-sponsored by WebJunction and CLENERT

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Can’t watch it live? Watch the archive at

What makes a library a learning organization? What does it take to build an organization-wide commitment to team and individual learning? Why make the effort, especially in these economic times?

Panelists representing libraries at different mileposts on the road to becoming learning organizations are finding their own answers to these questions and will share challenges, strategies, and successes about the four Bs of the journey:

  • BENEFITS of a learning culture
  • BUILDING the environment
  • BEING a learning champion
  • BEYOND to sustainability

Hear about ways to use technology appropriately to enable faster, more personalized learning and to institutionalize knowledge sharing. Because most learning occurs on the job, at the point of need, you will discover ways to create a positive performance environment.

Even if your library is not yet moving in this direction, you will take away ideas that you can use immediately to implement learning solutions individually and organizationally.

Panelists: Sandra Smith, Training and Development Manager, Denver Public Library; Michele Leininger, Information Experience Director, and Elizabeth Laukea, Learning Manager, Pierce County Library; Julia Lanham, Human Resources, Public Library of Charlotte and Mecklenburg County.

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