T is for Training 4 – Slap it Together and Get It Done

Episode 4 of  T is for TrainingSlap It Together and Get It Done is ready for your downloading and listening pleasure. Here is the MP3.
Links
to the many things talked about on the podcast are available on the Delicious Tagged Links Page tisfortraining.

Follow us on  Our blog, Podcast Feed, ITunes HomeFriendfeed, LinkedIn, FaceBook, or Twitter. And join us on November 7th at 2 pm Eastern Time for the next T is for Training.

Joining on the call:

Maurice Coleman Harford County (MD) Public Library
Beth Tribe Howard County Library (MD)
Polly-Alida Farrington – Library Consultant
Stephanie Zimmerman Library System of Lancaster County (PA)
Jill Hurst-Wahl
Professor, Syracuse University School of Information Studies
and Alan Simpson in chat briefly.

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.

And the Topics Discussed:

Welcome/Icebreaker/Why T is for Training

Has anyone has noticed a downturn in class registrations yet? Most of my (Polly) training is sponsored by library systems or state libraries. I’ve been told that the CE budgets are the first things that people are slashing.  what will this mean for libraries, staff, staff development? More in-house training, more free webinars, what else??

Get a Grip on Assessments: How do we handle assessment in all of its forms as trainers?
Background: Inspired by this blog post by Meredith Farkas, how do we ensure that our training works?  How we create time to do not just individual workshop pre and post assessment, but big picture staff development and training assessments?

Tips on dealing with the “Ahead of the Pack” Trainee during a training.

Wrap-up

Remember to follow us on Our blog, Podcast Feed, Friendfeed, ITunes Home, LinkedIn, FaceBook, or Twitter. See you on Friday November 7th, 2008 at 2 pm Eastern Time for the next episode of T is for Training.


  1. In this episode, we talked about the need for library staff to have ongoing training. The rules in NYS may change soon. From a handout at NYLA:

    “Based on recommendations from NYLA, the Board of Regents is proposing that public librarians certified on or after Jan. 1, 2010 participate in 60 hours of approved professional development activities every 5 years.” More info available at http://www.nysl.nysed.gov/libdev/cert/proposal.htm

    The web page does contain info on “approved professional development” and it may be that normal workshops will not count (if I read this correctly).




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