As a companion to the article I have at InfoToday Europe, here’s a short list of some of the exemplary practice we’re pulling out of the Learning 2.0 research:
(From Stephens, M., & Cheetham, W. (2011). The impact and effect of learning 2.0 programs in Australian academic libraries. New Review of Academic Librarianship, 17(1), 31-63.
- Allow staff time to work on the program and make it a firm commitment.
- Break down any barriers on the tools put in place by IT departments making sure access is possible from employee computers.
- Commit to an ongoing communication and learning strategy for staff after the program concludes.
- Use the program as a way to promote the library and its services to other departments and then encourage sharing, outreach and utilization of the tools.