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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

Emotional Intelligence · Health · Learning · Self-Care · Sleep

Want to be healthier, smarter, more creative? Get some sleep!

I’ve written about the importance of sleep before.  The research suggesting that sleep is vital to our health — physical, psychological, cognitive, and emotional health — could reach from here to the moon and back if you started piling it up. Here is the latest in a long series of articles that I routinely bookmark:… Continue reading Want to be healthier, smarter, more creative? Get some sleep!

ALALearning Blog Post · Effectiveness · Emotional Intelligence · Learning · Productivity · Self-Care · Sleep

Learn More, do Nothing: The Importance of rest and renewal

Would you like to be more creative?  Learn faster?  Super, all you need to do is… Nothing. Interested?  Read the complete post over at ALA Learning (also archived below on 3/27/13) October 9, 2010 update:  Check out Bobbi Newman’s post on the connection between innovation and working less.  The New York Times reported this week… Continue reading Learn More, do Nothing: The Importance of rest and renewal

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10 Steps to Promote Learning in Your Conference Presentation

A small meme developed on Twitter yesterday prompted by the following tweet by David Wedamen,  “Just had a GREAT idea from @brandeislibn. Conferences should be built around TEACHING not PRESENTING. Wouldn’t that be something?” (Thanks to Michael Stephens for retweeting and bringing to my attention.) Alice Yucht built on the idea with her tweet, “how… Continue reading 10 Steps to Promote Learning in Your Conference Presentation

Continuing Education · Learning · Marketing

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