Presentation on theme: "NO MONEY? NO PROBLEM! SOLVING YOUR STAFF DEVELOPMENT PUZZLE ON THE CHEAP Presented by Naomi Hurtienne Magola 2012 Louisiana Library Association Conference."— Presentation transcript:
NO MONEY? NO PROBLEM! SOLVING YOUR STAFF DEVELOPMENT PUZZLE ON THE CHEAP Presented by Naomi Hurtienne Magola 2012 Louisiana Library Association Conference
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.
The Different Kinds of Staff Development Reading Professional Texts In-House Training Listservs Online Learning
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
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.
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 E-mail updates
The Perks of Online Training Free or low cost Convenient Staff can attend training when they have free time There is something for everyone.
What do you need for online learning? A computer with internet access An e-mail account Possible software downloads Phone or speakers and microphone
The Different Types of Online Learning Listservs Webinars Videos Tutorials Articles and Blogs Forums
What is a listserv? It is an electronic mailing list. Participants sign up for the list, and receive e-mails from others in the group. They can also send out a message to the entire list.
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
Some Popular Listervs Louisiana Reference The New Librarian’s Listserv Public Librarian’s Listserv Reference Librarian’s Listserv
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.