Category Archives: Training

Everybody Makes Mistakes

We all, employees and managers alike, make mistakes. But when employees do make mistakes, it is the manager’s job to help correct them.  

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Learning to Teach

You probably don’t think of librarians as teachers, but many of us are. I first taught what we then called “BI” (bibliographic instruction) as an academic librarian. Nowadays we call it “information literacy.”

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Financial Wellness

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Take Me to Your Leader!

A couple of quick links about leaders and leadership today:

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Happy New Year!

Lots of posts about a new year, looking back at 2014, setting resolutions, etc. Here’s one you should take a look at:  4 New Year’s Resolutions for a Stronger Team.  Who doesn’t want a stronger work team?  We all do, … Continue reading

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I talk and teach a lot about orienting new employees, but I just learned the word “onboarding” this year.  Are you familiar with it? But, it doesn’t matter what you call getting your new staff up to speed: onboarding, orientation, … Continue reading

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Holistic Staff Training

The post The Whole Library Approach (American Libraries, June 2013), focuses on the importance of all staff members, not just those in the Children’s Department, being able to serve children.  By extension, staff should be able to fill in for … Continue reading

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