Expanded Post for T is for Training 2: How I Stumbled Into Training
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Joining on the call:
Maurice Coleman, Harford County (MD) Public Library
Marianne Lenox, Huntsville Madison County Public Library (AL)
Lori Reed, Public Library of Charlotte & Mecklenburg County (NC)
Beth Tribe, Howard County Public Library (MD)
Dani Vaughn-Tucker – Misericordia University (PA)
Stephanie Zimmerman, Library System of Lancaster County (PA)
Jennifer Ranck, Eastern Shore (MD) Regional Library
And our very active live chat participants:Polly-Alida Farrington – Technology related consultant; Greg Schwartz – Louisville Free Public Library; and Alan Simpson – Howard County Public Library (MD). There was also someone identifying as Illya? and a Guest from East Texas.
And the Topics Discussed:
Welcome/Icebreaker/Why T is for Training
Undercover Training: How do you handle those “outside of your system” training opportunities. Background: If you are a trainer, you know what we are taking about. These trainings that you do outside of your system – do you do these as part of your current job or do you use vacation time and charge a consulting fee? Or both? Or neither?
Do you want to go to ALA? Or CIL or LITA? (Tip o’ the T cap to ff’er Mhardy for inspiring this segment title.) Background: Starting with a response to Marianne Lenox who was wondering how many and which conferences she should request to attend in 2009, this FF conversation is still getting added comments. So… Which conferences have you been to that you loved or hated or wanted to give another chance? If you could create a conference, what would it cover?
Qualify and Certify: Trainer Certifications, Qualifications and Organizations.
How did you become a trainer? Are there real certifications that help? Was there college/trade school involved?
From the Back Room: Helping a small church library in East Texas.
Remember: Links to the many things talked about on the podcast are available on the Delicious Links Page tisfortraining.
The opinions expressed by call participants are those of the participants and not necessarily those of any institution or group they represent or are associated with. And thanks to those who participated by chat. We would love to hear your voice next time.