Spark Talk: Guerrilla Professional Development #PLA14

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This slide deck accompanied my 5-minute Spark Talk at the 2014 PLA Conference, where I talked about the benefits of branching away from paid, top-down "expert" trainings and instead allowing in-house staff to share their own expertise in guerrilla-style training events.

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Spark Talk: Guerrilla Professional Development #PLA14

  1. 1. Guerrilla Professional Development Put Collaboration to Work for You and Your Library! Amy Koester | St. Charles City-County Library District | Storytime Underground
  2. 2. Traditional trainings look like this:
  3. 3. And your staff thinks... What does this have to do with my job? When’s lunch? I could lead this training and it would be so much better. Cool ideas!
  4. 4. Why are you stifling in-house talent?!
  5. 5. USE ALL THE STAFF EXPERTISE !!!
  6. 6. Guerrilla trainings look like this: *Thank you, Wisconsin!
  7. 7. Your staff in guerrilla training... My library cares about what I do here! Sharing is fun! I have something valuable to offer! These ideas are tubular!
  8. 8. Empower your staff, save money.
  9. 9. Empower your staff, save money.
  10. 10. GO GUERRILLA FOR PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT.

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