Push boundaries, drive change, and transform your library! Motivate your staff to learn new skills and change work patterns, which is essential to the success of new strategic initiatives, and can be carefully cultivated through learning environments and experiences. This interactive workshop will show how to implement five simple, practical steps to grow and sustain a learning culture in your library.
ASCLA's half day workshop addresses the ongoing need that all libraries face to encourage professional development and growth amongst staff. It is especially important now as libraries take on major strategic changes that are reshaping the role of the library. From maker-spaces to information commons, community outreach to campus outreach, technology to tool libraries, libraries must support a culture of staff learning to drive transformative strategic change in the library. This session will give library directors, consultants, managers, and staff the tools to help create and sustain a learning culture within their organization.
Upon completion, participants will be able to define what it means to have a culture of learning amongst library staff and volunteers. Participants will be able to implement five practical steps to create a culture of learning within their organization and be able to encourage staff learning and growth through the development of cultural learning norms.
This workshop would appeal to those working in Public, Academic, State & Cooperative Library Agencies, as well as those with Library Directors, Managers, Supervisors, Continuing Education/Professional Coordinators, Librarian Trainers, Training Consultants, HR Specialists positions.
Meeting Type: Preconference/Institute
Content Area: Transforming: Library Leadership Expectations – Staff and Boards
Interests: Administration and Management, Assessment and Evaluation, Buildings and Facilities, Independent Librarians, Leadership, Librarianship, Marketing, Mentoring, Networking, Organizational Change, Outreach Services, Partnerships, Personnel and Staffing, Popular Culture, Preservation, Professional Development, Project Management, Public Programs, Public Relations, Public Services, Recruitment, Social Change, Social Media & Networks, Special Needs Populations, Strategic Planning, Support Staff, Technical Services, Training, Transforming Libraries, Trends and Forecasting
Library Type: Consortium, Corporate, Nonprofit, Other, Public, Regional System, Retired, Seeking Employment, Special, State Library
Cost: Ticketed Event. Not included with registration.