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Experiential Learning Preconference @ #ala2016

I have the honor of co-facilitating a pre-conference on Experiential Learning at ALA this summer. My co-facilitator is the supremely talented Dr. Sharon Morris, Director of Library Development and Innovation at the Colorado State Library. May it be of any interest, we’d love to see you there! Here are the deets: Designing and Facilitating Learning… Continue reading Experiential Learning Preconference @ #ala2016

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Battledecks at ALA: Try this at your next Staff Day!

The Learning Round Table co-sponsored (along with ALA) a Battledecks competition at ALA, and (perhaps I’m understating this) a good time was had by all.  Below is the video to prove it! Battledecks is a fun improv exercise that challenges contestants to deliver a presentation on the fly using an unknown slidedeck containing random (and… Continue reading Battledecks at ALA: Try this at your next Staff Day!

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Five Tips For Successful Webinars

Note: Originally published for ALALearning Blog Good webinars don’t just happen.  Beyond having a relevant topic and a great presenter, there are a number factors that affect the end result.  Whether you are scheduling and producing webinars, or creating and presenting them, these tips will help you deliver a great webinar experience for everyone. Write… Continue reading Five Tips For Successful Webinars

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Continuing Education: What We Want v. What We Need

In my day job, one of my core responsibilities is to provide continuing education opportunities to the staff of all 630 libraries (of all types) in South Jersey. My goal is to provide a slate of classes and workshops that will help library staff develop the skills they need to provide excellent library service to… Continue reading Continuing Education: What We Want v. What We Need