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NO MONEY? NO PROBLEM! SOLVING YOUR STAFF DEVELOPMENT PUZZLE ON THE CHEAP Presented by Naomi Hurtienne Magola 2012 Louisiana Library Association Conference.

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1 NO MONEY? NO PROBLEM! SOLVING YOUR STAFF DEVELOPMENT PUZZLE ON THE CHEAP Presented by Naomi Hurtienne Magola 2012 Louisiana Library Association Conference

2 Why is staff development so important?  A knowledgeable staff is a library system’s greatest resource.  We need to be familiar with the resources that are available both online and in our libraries.  We need to be ahead of the trends.

3 The Different Kinds of Staff Development  Reading Professional Texts  In-House Training  Listservs  Online Learning

4 Professional Texts Through Inter-Library Loan  You get access to current and relevant professional texts  Libraries can share resources  Your library can save a lot of money

5 In-House Training  Take advantage of staff that are willing to teach  Designate one (or more if you have them) staff member(s) to develop in-house training  Have them meet with your staff a couple of times a year to let them know about new resources that your library is offering or about upgrades that have been made to databases and other software.

6 Database Training and Help  It is important that we not only know what is contained in our databases, but we also need to stay on top of any updates.  All the databases have some form of help  Videos  Tutorials  Handouts  updates

7 The Perks of Online Training  Free or low cost  Convenient  Staff can attend training when they have free time  There is something for everyone.

8 What do you need for online learning?  A computer with internet access  An account  Possible software downloads  Phone or speakers and microphone

9 The Different Types of Online Learning  Listservs  Webinars  Videos  Tutorials  Articles and Blogs  Forums

10 What is a listserv?  It is an electronic mailing list.  Participants sign up for the list, and receive s from others in the group.  They can also send out a message to the entire list.

11 What can you use a listserv for?  Sharing ideas and resources  Finding out about webinars and new training  Staying on top of library trends  Asking questions and getting feedback  Learning from other libraries mistakes  Not having to reinvent the wheel

12 Some Popular Listervs  Louisiana Reference  The New Librarian’s Listserv  Public Librarian’s Listserv  Reference Librarian’s Listserv

13 What is a webinar?  A webinar is a seminar conducted online.  Participants meet in a common room to attend the webinar which is led by a single person or a panel.  When attending the webinar in real time, participants are often given the chance to participate in the conversation, give feedback, or ask questions.

14 Great Online Resources for Training


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