T is for Training 159: I was on a bit of a rant…

Green SpongeLibraries are all about lifelong learning.  How do we support/push/encourage people towards learning about things that they don’t know (and perhaps even don’t know what they don’t know)? How do we get people to become sponges soaking up information and skills, rather than mugs waiting to be filled with knowledge? We recognize that we need to make it safe for people to ask about the things that they don’t know, and make it safe to try something and fail.

The crew talked about many aspects of this, including:

  • When people have a “moment of need”, can they figure out how to learn the important information?
  • Do people fear failure or fear success?
  • How do you meet people “where they are” (in what they need to know)?

At the end of the show, we talked about weeding your responsibilities and finding joy in your work.

On the call were Andrea Snyder, Maurice Coleman, Paul Signorelli and Jill Hurst-Wahl. You can listen to the episode here.

 

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    […] as Coleman noted at the beginning of the discussion (available online in an archived recording and briefly described on the T is for Training site) is that we don’t know what we don’t know. That, as we all agreed during our discussion, is […]




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