LLAMA webinar helps you enliven your staff training with game techniques

For Immediate Release
Mon, 07/02/2018


Fred Reuland

LLAMA Program Officer, Continuing Education

Library Leadership and Management Association

American Library Association



Staff training is one of the most important responsibilities of the library manager or leader, but effective training can do more than simply impart information or teach skills – it can also motivate and empower.  If you are looking for a better way to train your staff, you might want to consider using game mechanics.

The Library Leadership and Management Association (LLAMA) will present Gaming Your Training: How to motivate and engage your staff using game mechanics,” on Wednesday, July 18, at 1:30 pm- 3:00 pm, Central Time.  In this webinar, presenters from a public library system and an academic library will demonstrate how libraries can adopt learning methods used in games to increase engagement and improve training results. Attendees will learn how to use specific tools including physical and virtual badges, scavenger hunts, and free online tools to integrate gaming into their learning management systems.

Participants will learn:

- Key concepts of game mechanics
- The benefits of gamified training
- How to apply game elements to their current and new training
- How to use specific gaming tools and techniques
- how to adapt basic game mechanics to a variety of learning styles

This webinar addresses team building (personnel), one of LLAMA’s Foundational Leadership Competencies.  It is presented by the Management Practices Committee of LLAMA’s Technology Community of Practice.

Our presenters: Andrew See, Head, User Services and Experience, Northern Arizona University Cline Library, Flagstaff, Arizona; Bridget Rowan, Library Specialist Senior, Northern Arizona University Cline Library, Flagstaff, Arizona; Katherine Makens, Resources & Finance Officer, Durham County Library, Durham, North Carolina

Who should attend: Anyone involved with training who is looking for new ways to effectively teach and motivate their workforce

Registration: LLAMA member $49; Non-LLAMA member $59; LLAMA group rate (5 or more people at one site) $199; Non-LLAMA group rate (5 or more people at one site) $239; Student: $29
Register online: http://tinyurl.com/3zhtecm
Register with a purchase order or by mail: registration form (PDF, 1 pg.).
Can’t attend the live event?  No problem! If you register, you will automatically receive a link to the recorded version for later viewing

Tech Requirements: This webinar uses GoToWebinar software, which may require a small download.For questions about this webinar or other LLAMA programs, contact: Fred Reuland. freuland@ala.org

About the Library Leadership and Management Association
The Library Leadership and Management Association (www.ala.org/llama) advances outstanding leadership and management practices in library and information services by encouraging and nurturing individual excellence in current and aspiring library leaders. LLAMA is a division of the American Library Association.