Lessons taught and learned past 10 years : AJL, SLA, ACRL/NY, ALA Connect, New York Library Club and NY Librarians Meetup
METRO Sig Circ&reserves: NYU Bobst retraining circ staff, including union members, for future @NYU or other
Saltpeter, architect, emphasized donor’s desire that renovations spur changes in library—LACUNY 2017
Linda colleagues @ SJU Docutek to Ares or Springshare
Anecdote: amanda siegel @ NYPL Drupal, blogging, no one uses
Todaro: ebrary and ebsco. SLG suggests building staff development library, supplemented by ILL
Not implicating SLG superior ; BUT—Jewish librarians (esp. frum) who expose/take advantage of outside training are better professionals
Ready to stay/ Ready to move on: Career advice & planning for the future for Baby Boomers and GenXers
Staff Development / Professional Development
by Stephanie (Sara Leah) Gross, Mentor ACRL/NY*
Articulate personal goals for next 3-5 years
Identify current skills in working order
Identify desired skills required immediately or
in near future
Determine whether to acquire mentor or SIG
Select 1-3 top PDCE learning opportunities
Assess readiness to downsize, retire, transfer
if desired, available
Are we too complacent?
Who (s. or pl.) might be responsible?
Are we siloed???
What are ways to circumvent this?
Goals to be achieved…
Culture: Amateurish/Heimish v. Worldly
ALA Library Bill of Rights
LACUNY, ACRLNY Codes of Conduct
US Social Contract (diversity, freedom of
religion, expression, i.e. 1st Amendment, etc.)
Issues of privacy
Issues of censorship
Broaden horizons ; Exit echo chamber
1199SEIU contract: $100/yr. professional
1199SEIU contract: Training & Employment
Fund $850/yr. (see:
1199SEIU contract : TEF degree plan (see:
Yeshiva University Libraries : budget (TBD)
Additional funding: Scholarships & Grants
Leadership Institute for Academic Librarians:
ACRL annual conference: http://conference.acrl.org/
LACUNY Institute 2017:
“The Future of Librarianship: Exploring what’s next for
the Academic Librarian” – Trends & Issues
Relevance to current position
Relevance to possible position
General enrichment for members of the
Guidelines for straight time, especially if
Possibilities for sharing learning outcomes
Webinar vs. Workshop? Exposure to outside
Network building (collegial)
Concept presented in WebJunction webinar February 13, 2015:
"Set one training goal each week achievable in one hour." This simple
directive was given to every staff member of one Utah library in
September 2011. The result just one year later? A sustainable, positive
culture transformation. The mechanism, called “Self-Directed
Achievement,” is a consistent, agile, individualized approach to staff
development in a climate of constant change. It champions the basic
library principle of lifelong learning. It is achievable for every individual
with any level of expertise. And its impact will ripple through your
organization from the staff work room to public lounge areas. Following
this webinar, you will understand the model, mechanics, individual
accountability, and supervisory responsibility involved in this remarkable
method...and you’ll want to do it too.
Presented by: From Tooele City Library (UT), Jami Carter, Director; Steve
Peay, Library Supervisor; and Rachel Gull, Library Supervisor.
Maurice Coleman (SLA/webinar): “T is for
Heuristic: Train at point of need
What is required??
For the academically /technically curious
SWOT : Strengths, Weaknesses,
Library patron instruction
Customer service (UX: surveys, assessment &
Library learning & information commons
ACRL Library Information Framework
Excellence in Instruction (pedagogy in H.E.)
Technical skills: Teaching with Canvas,
Technical skills: T/S Dublin Core
Trends and related positions
Personal librarian (sr. capstone/honors)
IR (Institutional Repository) librarian
First-year student retention librarian
The new social learning: a guide to
transforming organizations through social
media. (2010) Tony Bingham, Marcia Conner
Workplace learning & leadership: It’s a book!
Paul Signorelli, et al.
A librarians guide to an uncertain market.
Pre- & post- retirement tips for librarians Ed.
Carol Smallwood (both ALA editions)
How to stay afloat in the academic library job
pool. Ed. Teresa Y. Neely ; Foreword by
Camila A. Alire. ALA Editions.
Mentoring A-Z. Julie Todaro ALA Editions.