ALA Supervision Resources
If you have ever thought about how to create a leadership development training for your region or institution, this webinar may be what you need. This webinar will present the process used to create the Virginia Library Leadership Academy, a biennial leadership development training program for library staff in Virginia sponsored by the Virginia Library Association. Participants will have a checklist of points to review should they wish to develop a training program in their region.
Running a successful library frequently requires political savvy. Whether you’re working on a community-wide initiative, proposing an annual budget, or just want to make sure you have a seat at the table, it helps to know what makes city and county officials tick. Learn how to make the connections, open up communications, and help your library get the attention it deserves. Originally presented Wednesday, March 20, 2013, as part of the 2013 PLA Virtual Spring Symposium. Running time: 56 minutes
What jumped out at you or sparked your interest at the 2015 ALA Midwinter Meeting? Share an idea from a presentation, a tool or technique you want to try, or a useful piece of information that changed your life. if applicable, please share what you are going to do next or how you're going to apply what you learned.
This webinar addresses a variety of qualitative assessment techniques that catalogers, cataloging managers, and administrators can use to evaluate the work that they do.
YALSA's Badges for Learning provide a new way for librarians and library workers to gain skills and demonstrate their expertise to employers. These badges are for any school or public library staff member working with teens. The lessons completed in order to earn a badge help staff gain the skills they need to successfully work with adolescents and provide a visual way to show what skills a particular staff member has gained.
Create a foundation of excellence by investing in your most valuable resource, library staff. When staff are well-trained and competent, they are motivated, engaged, and empowered to provide better services and improve their communities. Staff competencies are a powerful way to ensure personal and professional success and to develop teams with deep expertise ready to meet the constant changes in today’s world. Brenda Hough and Stephanie Gerding share successful models of competencies and discuss how to set expectations.
Douglas County (Colo.) Libraries director, Jamie LaRue is not content to wait for a resolution to the public library e-book borrowing/lending model to appear, and instead has been forging a new way forward, experimenting with innovative alternatives to the options currently available to public librarians. LaRue discusses the current environment and also details his library’s inventive approach to providing e-book services, an approach that generally sidesteps the standard operating model.
Friends groups and Foundations are more critical than ever in providing support for libraries. Learn about the roles and responsibilities of each of these fundraising organizations including best practices for each and their distinct activities. This on-demand webinar addresses how to build strong relationships between the two organizations and covers topics such as building strong boards, the different fundraising activities for Friends and Foundations, the role of advocacy, and the importance of maintaining good communications with your library director.
With the new reality of tighter budgets and strained finances, libraries are stepping up to find new (and more) ways to effectively expand their sources of revenue. For many, it’s hard to know where to start. This PLA on-demand webinar is designed to offer an introduction to the best practices in fundraising for libraries and library organizations.