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Planning a Palooza: Creating Collaborative Training Opportunities for Library Staff
An Infopeople Webinar
Start Time: Pacific - 12 Noon, Mountain - 1 PM, Central - 2 PM, Eastern - 3 PM
Presenters: Angela Glowcheski & Tracy Walker
In December 2018 library staff in the state of Georgia gathered for their first Adult Programming Palooza. This was an event designed to connect adult programmers around the state in a format where collaboration and shared experience were the focus.
In this webinar, the planners and organizers of the palooza will share how this model can be implemented to create a collaborative training experience for library staff. They will describe the foundations of planning a palooza including location and scalability, format and intended outcomes, and how to go about inviting presenters to be part of the training event. Presenters will cover step-by-step how to go about implementing a palooza, gathering supplies and preparing the space.
As our roles as librarians diversify, creating training opportunities and learning from one another becomes increasingly important. Often the training and answers we seek as fellow librarians have already been encountered. Instead of waiting for the training to present itself, we can create training that encourages networking, collaboration and communication among library staff who share similar job responsibilities.
At the end of this one-hour webinar, participants will:
- Have the knowledge and tools to plan and implement their own training palooza.
- Understand the need for increased opportunities for training and collaboration.
- Learn the foundations of planning a palooza and be able to scale it to fit their needs.
This webinar will be of interest to: Public Libraries; Programming Staff; Trainers
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- Speaker's slides
- Handout - Planning a Con
- Handout - Adult Programming Palooza
- Webinar recording transcript