Archive for April 24th, 2009

The eighteenth hour of T is for Training is entitled They Would Look At Us Like Aliens.  Download and listen to our tenth show of 2009 here.

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On the today’s show:

Maurice Coleman Harford County (MD) Public Library
Beth Tribe, Howard County Public Library (MD)
Lori Reed, Public Library of Charlotte & Mecklenburg County (NC)
Andrew Schuping, Mercer University (GA)
Kevin Urian, Cecil County (MD) Public Library
Paul Signorelli, Paul Singorelli and Associates
Laura Botts, Mercer University (GA)
Angela Paterek, Training Manager, Rocky River Public Library (OH)
Rachel Rappaport, Howard County Public Library (MD) Welcome first timer Rachel!

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.

Today we talked about:

When Training Counts?
Recap: How to measure the success of staff training on staff retention.  We eventually focused on how we measure the success of new hire training and orientation.

What is the effectiveness of RSS for communicating to staff and patrons?
Recap: Well overall not too much.  We then talked about how to get staff excited and using the new tools, what support does training need in a library and how to apply 23 things like trainings to your staff’s everyday work.

We will work on Libworm (A library centric RSS Resource index) recommendations in the coming weeks.  Also we will pull from the delicious account some great resources.

What do you look for or what do you need to support your career as a trainer?
Recap: Well places such as infopeople, ASTD, and fellow trainers were looked at as  sources.

I think talkshoe has wrap it up music.  Nice. I think.