As long as libraries have had reference desks to staff, public librarians and library personnel have pursued learning opportunities for professional development (PD). Library personnel access PD through various channels, such as in-service learning days, conferences, face-to-face and recorded workshops and lectures, and auditing LIS classes. Now, 21st Century library personnel– whether full-time librarians or part-time paraprofessionals– can access PD via online courses, webinars, blogs, and social networking tools. We are seeking public library professionals or paraprofessionals across the U.S. to participate in a survey regarding the availability, perceptions, and effectiveness of your professional development (PD) experiences. This study will contribute to a […]
Call For Speakers We’re looking for innovative info pros! Information Today invites you to submit your ideas for this year’s Internet Librarian International (ILI) – the library innovation conference. Each year, ILI attracts hundreds of library and information professionals from around the world to exchange ideas, knowledge and experience. We’re seeking fresh new case studies, great stories, personal experiences and lessons learned from the ideas, strategies and practical implementations you’ve put in place to make a difference to your organisation, clients and communities. As always, we welcome contributions from all types of libraries and info pros – public, academic, government, national or […]
Greetings all! I am excited too be speaking at PLA 2016 in Denver this April. Here are the details on my interactive talk: The Hyperlinked Classroom: Extraordinary Learning Experiences in Public Libraries April 9, 2016 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM Room: Mile High Ballroom 3-4 CC The hyperlinked library is welcoming, participatory, and incorporates user input. It is a playful model emphasizing collections and spaces that evolve via user and staff participation in a transformational anytime, anywhere service dynamic. What does the future look like going forward as we encourage learning everywhere as a means for transformative change for ourselves […]
Greetings all – I am working with students from the SJSU School of Information on various advanced WordPress type experiences. One of them is an overhaul of this blog, which has grown in all sorts of ways over the last 13 years. Things will be changing a bit – theme, etc — over the next few weeks, so please pardon our dust.