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ALA 2009 Creating a Culture of Learning

  1. 1. Creating a Culture of Learning in Your Library<br />Lori Reed<br />Public Library of Charlotte & Mecklenburg County<br />Pat Carterette<br />Georgia Public Library Service<br />
  2. 2. http://www.flickr.com/photos/elycefeliz/3262326159/<br />
  3. 3. Agenda<br /><ul><li>Learning not training... why?
  4. 4. Learning: what's in it for me?
  5. 5. Learning: what's in it for our library?
  6. 6. Key elements of a learning culture
  7. 7. Tips for creating a culture of learning in any size or type of library </li></li></ul><li>define: Training<br /><ul><li>to make proficient by instruction and practice, as in some art, profession, or work</li></ul>Source: http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/train<br />
  8. 8. define: Learning<br /><ul><li>to acquire knowledge of or skill by study, instruction, or experience</li></ul>Source: http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/learn<br />
  9. 9. Training<br />Learning<br />http://www.flickr.com/photos/maggiesworld/812273556<br />
  10. 10. http://tinyurl.com/5o3uke<br />Training<br />Learning<br /><ul><li>Participant-led
  11. 11. Self-directed
  12. 12. Learner centered
  13. 13. Individual focused
  14. 14. Anytime, just-in-time
  15. 15. Anywhere
  16. 16. Learning “Moments”
  17. 17. Trainer-led
  18. 18. Trainer centered
  19. 19. Organization focused
  20. 20. Be there! Set time and </li></ul> set location<br /><ul><li>Doesn’t necessarily result in learning</li></ul>OWNERSHIP<br />
  21. 21. Real learning is not what most of us grew up thinking it was.~ Charles Handy<br />
  22. 22. The information people need to do their jobs is usually not found here<br />Idea/image courtesy of Kevin James http://engagedlearning.net<br />
  23. 23. Idea/image courtesy of Kevin James http://engagedlearning.net<br />
  24. 24. “Only 10-20% of training transfers to the job.”~ Jay Cross Informal Learning<br />
  25. 25. “Informal learning accounts for over 75% of learning taking place in organizations today.”~ Marcia Conner <br />http://agelesslearner.com<br />
  26. 26. http://agelesslearner.com/intros/informal.html<br />
  27. 27. http://www.steelcase.com/na/knowledgedesign.aspx?f=10253<br />
  28. 28. Learning: What’s In It for Me?<br />
  29. 29. It is not the biggest, the brightest or the best that will survive, but those who adapt the quickest. <br />~Charles Darwin <br />http://www.flickr.com/photos/artspotters/705621162/<br />
  30. 30.
  31. 31. Challenges<br /><ul><li>$
  32. 32. Time
  33. 33. Attitude
  34. 34. Resistance to change
  35. 35. Confusion between informal and optional, mandatory and expected</li></li></ul><li>Trainersare not order takers<br />
  36. 36. Learning is not a way to address…<br /><ul><li>Poor processes
  37. 37. Counterintuitive software
  38. 38. Unclear expectations
  39. 39. Problems resulting from poor management</li></li></ul><li>The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn.  <br />~Alvin Toffler <br />
  40. 40. http://www.flickr.com/photos/wwworks/2908834853/<br />Tips for creating a culture of learning<br />
  41. 41. Management involvement<br />
  42. 42. http://plcmc.org/About_Us/hr.asp<br />
  43. 43. New Hire Orientation <br />http://www.flickr.com/photos/dplwesternhistory/3587424220/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/dplwesternhistory/3587424390<br />
  44. 44. http://www.plcmc.org/About_Us/StrategicPlan_finalweb.pdf<br />
  45. 45. Employee review<br />
  46. 46. Access for all staff<br />
  47. 47. Share and collaborate<br />
  48. 48.
  49. 49. Tips for creating a culture of learning<br /><ul><li>Management involvement
  50. 50. Part of your hiring/interviewing information
  51. 51. Part of orientation
  52. 52. Learning tied to strategic goals and/or competencies
  53. 53. Learning and development as part of employee review process
  54. 54. Access to resources for all staff
  55. 55. Share and collaborate
  56. 56. Time</li></li></ul><li>Tips for creating a culture of learning<br /><ul><li>Large Libraries
  57. 57. Staff dedicated to guide others
  58. 58. Staff exchange
  59. 59. Staff “scholarships” or incentives</li></li></ul><li>
  60. 60. Tips for creating a culture of learning<br /><ul><li>Small Libraries
  61. 61. Collaborate with other systems
  62. 62. Staff exchanges
  63. 63. Online learning
  64. 64. WebJunction
  65. 65. OPAL
  66. 66. SirsiDynix
  67. 67. Ask other libraries</li></li></ul><li>Ideas for Learning<br /><ul><li>Lunch and learn
  68. 68. Show and share
  69. 69. Everyday learning
  70. 70. Learning journals/blogs
  71. 71. Learn & Play Days or Hours
  72. 72. Email challenges
  73. 73. Learning 2.0, 2.1, etc.
  74. 74. DEAL (Drop Everything and Learn)</li></li></ul><li>Personal Learning Plans<br /><ul><li>Set a goal
  75. 75. Put it in writing
  76. 76. Allow time for play, reflection
  77. 77. Mistakes happen
  78. 78. Share what you’ve learned</li></li></ul><li>From this:<br />to this:<br />Idea/image courtesy of Kevin James http://engagedlearning.net<br />
  79. 79. Questions?<br />
  80. 80. Additional Resources<br /><ul><li>Is Yours a Learning Organization? Harvard Business Review March 2008
  81. 81. Learning Culture Audit http://tinyurl.com/4ymz83
  82. 82. Learning Organization Survey http://tinyurl.com/5o3uke
  83. 83. Informal Learning by Jay Cross ©2007 Pfeiffer</li></li></ul><li>Learning is a journey<br />not a destination.<br />http://www.flickr.com/photos/bilk/259998624/<br />
  84. 84. Questions?<br />Lori Reed<br />reedlori@gmail.com<br />http://librarytrainer.com<br />Pat Carterette<br />pcarterette@georgialibraries.org<br />alalearning.org<br />

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