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Best Practices: The Curse of Advocacy

Anyone who has become totally enchanted by a certain method of doing something—training, teaching, and learning, for example—knows that there is a moment of truth to be confronted: that moment when we become firm advocates of that method to the exclusion of all others.

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Training, Community, and Breaking Ice

Trainers looking for examples of ice-breakers and other strong ways to open presentations--a hallmark of Infopeople workshops--have frequently been in trainer heaven while attending the ASTD (American Society for Training & Development) 2008 International Conference & Exposition here in San Diego.
Although a few of the examples were so superficial that they could have taken down the Titanic if it hadn’t already sunk, many will undoubtedly remain with us to the benefit of those we train when we return to work.

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Best Practices: Following and Setting Trends in Training (Part 2 of 2)

Staff and administrators in many libraries are starting to think about training which reaches all employees—not just librarians—and includes pre- and post-workshop activities with peer trainers. While others continue to think, Infopeople Training Consultant Cheryl Gould and key players at Contra Costa County Library here in the San Francisco Bay Area have been shaping this growing trend.

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