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Basic Library Skills Training: Professional Development--A Lifelong Journey

Event Type: Continuing Education
Date: 8/8/2019
Start Time: 9:30 AM
End Time: 11:30 AM
 If you work in a library, you know that any 21st century library position requires a robust skill set, including strong interpersonal skills, an advanced knowledge of technology, proficiency in collection development, readers’ advisory, programming, community outreach and so much more—not to mention time-management. You understand that there is no finish line to continuing education or professional development. It is a lifelong journey!

Join a group of like-minded professionals and facilitator Katherine Hughes, SCKLS training specialist, as we embark on this journey to identify personal learning gaps and explore valuable ways to fill those gaps. Together, we will discover and navigate resources available for quality, self-initiated and self-paced professional development.

In this hands-on workshop, you will:
• Practice using six questions as a guide to focused, effective, and ongoing professional development
• Assess your strengths, identify learning opportunities, and create a goal to drive your library learning—enabling you to better serve your patrons and community
• Explore a variety of no- or low-cost resources to support your learning goals

Who should attend? Any library staff member with a desire to learn and grow. This workshop's content may be especially helpful to staff who are new to the library world, who are seeking a learning direction, or who have learning goals that they don't know quite how to pursue. Come journey with us!

Basic Library Skills Trainings (BLaST) are programs designed for new librarians and library staff that cover fundamental skills and basic library services. Click HERE for more information about BLaST and future BLaST trainings. When you register, be sure to indicate that you want BLaST Certificate credit for your attendance at the “Professional Development: A Lifelong Journey” workshop. Once you have completed a minimum of eight Core Trainings, and four Optional Trainings, SCKLS will issue you a Basic Library Skills Training (BLaST) Certificate. Registration is limited to 12 participants and the deadline for registration is Thursday, August 1, 2019. Light refreshments and an optional lunch will be offered compliments of SCKLS. The event will be held in the SCKLS building located at 321 North Main Street in South Hutchinson.

Location: Computer Lab
Registration Ends: 8/1/2019 at 12:00 AM
Other Information:
 Registration is open only to SCKLS member libraries' staff and board members.
Contact: Katherine Hughes
Contact Number: 800-234-0529 ext 149
Presenter: Katherine Hughes
Status: Closed

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