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Getting the Best Out of Your Staff Training Events

Too often, libraries don’t have time to come together for group training. In an age when both schedules and budgets are tight, getting everyone together for staff development can be tough. But squeezing out that time can be important. Face-to-face group training can be a positive experience that increases the staff’s skills while fostering a […]

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The gift of reflection and the opportunity of failure

Reflection is such a common concept in management and leadership, yet one that few of us practice regularly. Celebrate the successes! Celebrate the wins! Success builds success! We hear those all of the time.  But how to find time for it and actually do it? Is it really that important?  (and what about the not-successes, […]

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Let’s Do This, 2015!

Are you a planner? I am, and every December I go back through my calendar* and goals and to-do lists and decide: was this a good year? Did I do everything I wanted to do? And, if not… why? That last question is always a tough one to answer, because almost always, there’s only one […]

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Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff…and It’s All Small Stuff…Sort of

As professionals in the field of Librarianship we all know that the past few years have been more challenging for most of us than any other time in recent history. We are constantly asked to do more with less in an effort to prove our existence is relevant, important and dare we say, necessary.  We […]

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Continuing Education For My Fellow Penny Pinchers

That old adage “You get what you pay for” doesn’t apply when it comes to library continuing education. If you know where to look it’s easy to find training and development opportunities that are inexpensive and often free. Yes, FREE!  From one-hour webinars to all-day workshops to library conferences, there is a low-cost or no-cost […]

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You are the Captain of your Career Ship

  Careers aren’t as linear as they used to be. We have to be very determined about our careers, always taking inventory of our present state as well as having goals for the future. We have to take ownership of our career success. Our managers and organizational leaders all play a role, but ultimately we […]

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Top 5 Training Resources for Georgia’s Public Libraries

Greetings, Georgians! I’m Julia Huprich, head of digital services and communications at the Cobb County Public Library System, and today I’ve invaded GLEAN Magazine to share with you some of my favorite training resources for libraries. (I hate to use the word “training” – I think of it more as lifelong learning.) GLEAN. Seriously, this is […]

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A Love/Hate Relationship with Webinars

This is my inaugural post on GLEAN Magazine, and I have to admit something: I hate webinars. And I have tried to like them. I have tried really hard. But I don’t. I am not technophobic. I am not anti-continuing education. I understand that presenters put a lot of time and effort into them, and […]

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It’s Gonna Be May

I can't resist a good meme.  Yes, I'm late, but that's the story of my life.  Anyhow, on to the goods.   May is always a busy time for public libraries.  For some of us, activities related to closing out the fiscal year loom ominously around the corner.  Others among us find their hands trembling with […]

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Getting Started With GLEAN

Getting Started With GLEAN from Jarrod Turner   This presentation provides an overview to using GLEAN, the Georgia Library Education Access Network, for Georgia's library staff. Learn what you can expect to find in GLEAN, how to use portions of the system to manage your learning, how to contribute to community discussions, and how to […]

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