Monthly Archives: June 2018

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ALA Presentation: On the Ground, Online & Operative – Perceptions & Effectiveness of Public Library Staff Professional Development

Greetings all! Monday June 25th 9am MCC Room 284, I’m presenting a program at ALA Annual in New Orleans on an ongoing research project: Historically, public librarians and library personnel have pursued opportunities for professional learning experiences (PLE) such as reading professional literature, attending in-service days and conferences. By the late 1990s, webinars and other technologically focused opportunities for learning offered more channels for development. Through all of these changes, institutional support and personal drive for learning were proven to be important facets of PLE. Emerging technologies shift the emphasis for PLEs and the delivery mechanisms. These now include online […]

Asia Pacific Library & Information Conference 2018 Intro Video

I made a short video for the folks who will be attending the Asia-Pacific Library & Information Conference in just a few short weeks in Queensland, Australia. The conference theme is Roar, Leap, Dare. I am one of the keynote speakers, closing the conference with an address on Thursday, August 2nd. I’ll post more about the trip to Australia soon. Looking forward to meeting Australian LIS colleagues. 🙂

Call for Participation: Australian Public Librarian’s Stories of Professional Development

If you’re a librarian working in an Australian public library, we’d like to interview you about your professional development experiences! Greetings all! I am recruiting interview subjects for a collaborative project involving researchers from San Jose State University and the University of Southern Queensland, in partnership with the Australian Library and Information Association.  About the project The aim of this project is to explore the professional development experiences and needs of public library staff across Australia. The outcomes of this project will – for the first time – establish national-level data to provide an evidence base about professional development in the […]