GLEAN for the Masses!

You may have heard the buzz surrounding GLEAN — the Georgia Library Education Access Network — Georgia Public Library Service’s one-stop shop for continuing education and training, launched to public library staff across the state in July and offering self-paced courses, professional development ebooks, instructional videos, library-specific content, and a social networking utility for library staff to learn from, and with, each other.   Beginning October 10, 2013, GPLS invites all active staff of Georgia’s K-12 public school libraries, academic libraries serving Georgia’s not-for-profit colleges and universities, and employees of GALILEO to engage with Georgia’s public library staff by joining the GLEAN community!

To get in on the fun, beginning October 10th, just visit the CE page on GPLS’s website at georgialibraries.org/cetraining/ and click the “Request an Account” link under the Access GLEAN heading.  Be sure to browse the blog posts  while you’re there for the latest and greatest news in library learning.  There is even a GLEAN preview while you can watch while waiting for access to open on October 10th.  You may also see the GLEAN FAQ for more details about all GLEAN has to offer.

I will be presenting an informative session, GLEANing the Riches of Continuing Education with GPLS at COMO on October 10 at 2:30pm.   Consider attending my presentation to learn the myriad ways you can use GLEAN to support your personal and professional development goals.

Hope to see you at COMO – or in GLEAN – on October 10th.

 

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Author:Jay Turner

Jay Turner is the director of continuing education and training for the Georgia Public Library Service, where he administers a comprehensive learning and development program for the state’s 63 library systems. He began his public library career at the age of 15 as a page, and for almost the past two decades he has progressively served Georgia’s public libraries in multiple capacities: assisting customers on the front lines, coordinating teen programs, managing staff training and development initiatives, and implementing technology and processes to improve learning in libraries. His current focus is collaborating across libraries, agencies, and industries to develop effective, cost-efficient learning programs. His tremendous passion for learning and development is second only to his prodigious appetite and rabid fanaticism with Norwegian death metal.

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