Monday, September 21, 2009

NEFLIN Virtual Training in October

Are you responsible for staff training/development for your library? Would you like to ensure that your training provides results? Core Competencies are the road map to staff learning and development and provide a foundation for planning a successful staff development program. Attendees will learn:
  • How to identify and write competencies
  • How to create a staff training plan based on competencies
  • How to use competencies plan to demonstrate results from training
The session will include time for questions and answers and group discussion. Attendees will also receive a list to additional resources on planning competency based training.
Virtual Trainer: Lori Reed, Learning & Development Coordinator, Public Library of Charlotte & Mecklenburg County (NC) and Author of
Wednesday, October 7, 10:00 am - 12:00 noon

So you’d like to build a digital collection, but don’t really know where to begin. This two-hour online class will help you lay some of the basic groundwork for your first project. Topics covered include:
  • Selecting content for your first digital collection
  • File formats, metadata, and encoding schemas
  • Scanners, storage, and servers
  • Digitization workflow
  • Staff skills and training
Virtual Trainer: David Greenebaum, Lyrasis
Tuesday, October 13, 10:00 - 12:00 noon

Libraries play an essential role in the community. We know this, but it is now more important than ever to have effective library advocates to share this message in the community. Virtual Trainer: Jenny Liberatore, Lyrasis

ADVOCACY: THE MEDIA Tuesday, October 20, 2:00 - 4:00 pm
You must possess certain skills and tools to successfully use the media to promote your library and shape public opinion about libraries. This two-hour distance learning session teaches what media attention can and cannot do for your library.

ADVOCACY: PUBLIC OFFICIALS Tuesday, November 17, 2:00 - 4:00 pm
Learn how to attract your public officials' attention. This two-hour distance learning session discusses how to pinpoint your officials’ priorities, shape the message you want to communicate, and draw officials into your library to raise the visibility of your resources.

The problem of reductions in staff and budget with an increase in user ship and demand for services is affecting libraries everywhere. This webinar gives participants tools and ideas to do more with less while keeping levels of customer service high and employees focused on their tasks and goals. Participants will learn and begin to master:
  • Developing and implementing a strategy and action plan for cross functional service delivery
  • Techniques for simplifying or streamlining current organizational processes and procedures
  • Ways of maintaining and improving employee morale and respect for each other and the patrons
Virtual Trainer: Andrew Sanderbeck, People Connect Institute
Thursday, October 22, 10:00 - 11:00 am

The silver tsunami is almost here! How are you and your library responding to this shift in demographics as an impossible challenge or as a unique opportunity? This workshop will provide basic background on the topic as well as focus on how you can develop innovative and practical ways to serve the baby boomers, older adults and the elderly, now and in the future both in your library and in the community. Virtual Trainer: Allen Klieman, Lyrasis
Tuesday, October 27, 2:00 - 4:00 pm

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