Welcome to the 2017 MLA Annual Conference! This year’s theme is Radical Librarianship - the power of libraries to provide access to the truth, strengthen our community voices, create opportunity for exploration and innovation, and assist our patrons to build a better future. Libraries have always been radical, but what does Radical Librarianship mean for us today? Join us at the 2017 MLA Annual Conference to help shape that conversation!
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Friday, October 6 • 9:15am - 10:05am
Learning is For Everyone! Making staff-wide training a reality

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Libraries provide access to many resources: databases, public access technology, reference, reader's advisory, and much more. How do you make sure all library staff receives consistent training so they can assist the public? All-staff development days are a great way to get lots of staff trained but take time and money. What if you could provide timely, relevant, and on-demand training to build the skills of all your staff, regardless of their position? The presenters have each implemented training programs that work for staff and don't break the bank. Elizabeth Proell did this through a monthly, web-based "Question of the Month," Cindy Purser and Lisa Motschke took the analog approach and have provided staff-wide training through a monthly "Learning Opportunity." The panel will present the process for implementing the training programs, discuss what they've learned, and show how they plan to move forward with their mission of "Learning for All."


Lisa Motschke

Digital Experience Manager, Scott County Library
Lisa Motschke is the Digital Experience Manager for Scott County Library. She's held all manner of library roles including shelver, circ/distribution aide, reference librarian, and library IT manager. These different viewpoints have helped shape her project management approach. Accomplishments... Read More →

Elizabeth Proell

HR Generalist, Great River Regional Library (GRRL)
Elizabeth Proell, HR Generalist, identifies, develops and coordinates training opportunities to enhance staff performance and organizational effectiveness for the Great River Regional Library system. Elizabeth has created an efficient On-Boarding and Orientation program for 45 positions... Read More →

Cindy Purser

Assistant Director, Scott County Library
Cindy Purser, Associate Library Director, has worked for Scott County Library for 16 years. She received her MLIS from Dominican University in 1999. One of her more unusual library projects involved moving books into a new library in Kenya via wheelbarrow. With her compassionate... Read More →

Friday October 6, 2017 9:15am - 10:05am CDT
Meeting Room 114