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ERIC Number: ED519149
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 176
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-978-0-8389-1082-5
Workplace Learning & Leadership: A Handbook for Library and Nonprofit Trainers
Reed, Lori; Signorelli, Paul
ALA Editions
The best kind of learning is that which never ends--and a culture of training means that staff will be more flexible and responsive to new ideas and strategies, imperative in today's libraries. In this practical resource, leading workplace trainers Reed and Signorelli offer guidance on improving the effectiveness of training programs. Their book takes readers through the entire process of developing, implementing, and sustaining training programs and communities of learning, in order to: (1) Empower individuals to become leaders and teachers by cultivating a culture of ongoing learning; (2) Connect library staff and users to information resources so they can effectively use them to their benefit; (3) Develop skills among both managers and workers for practicing continuous formal and informal training. Using real-life examples of trainers who serve as leaders within libraries and their communities, this book sheds light on an underappreciated but important component of library operations. The table of contents includes the following chapters: (1) In the Beginning: Getting to the Table; (2) Collaboration: Creating a Community of Learning; (3) Trainers as Internal Consultants and Facilitators of Change; (4) Preparing to Deliver: From Initial Idea to Moment of Delivery; (5) In the Middle: Trainers as Leaders in the Classroom; (6) When Learning Happens: Supporting Learners after Class; (7) Learning from Success and Failure: The Importance of Effective Evaluations; (8) Master Trainers, Master Learners: Training the Trainers; and (9) The End Is the Beginning: Leadership and Learning in an Onsite-Online World. The appendix contains: "Charlotte Mecklenburg Library Employee Learning and Development." Curriculum,
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Publication Type: Books; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Adult Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Library Association
Identifiers - Location: North Carolina