This course was originally developed for the Maryland State Library's LATI Expanded Program--May 2020.
In consultation with Ryan O'Grady and the University of Maryland the course has been revised and updated for Alaska librarians.
The Alaska State Library Public Library Coordinator can enroll you in this course.
This course takes about 6-hours to complete.
This course was originally developed for the Maryland State Library's LATI Expanded Program--May 2020. In consultation with Ryan O'Grady and the University of Maryland the course has been revised and updated for Alaska librarians. The Alaska State Library Public Library Coordinator can enroll you in this course.This course is designed to help library staff assist customers who are jobseeking during the coronavirus pandemic. It assumes basic knowledge of the reference interview, basic resume building and job seeking sites.
Topics covered include:
- Trauma informed library service for jobseekers: how to expand the reference interview to identify customer needs.
- Helping customers with their jobseeking in a lockdown or semi-lockdown environment (libraries are closed or only partially open).
- Covid-19 recovery resources for jobseekers
- New tools for jobseeking
- Partnerships: reaching out to other supports for jobseekers in your community
- Pros and Cons of self-employment (gig work) and where to find help.
- Identifying hot jobs in your community (working with local employers and local government. Helping jobseekers find alternative careers
- Programming for jobseekers
Teacher : Julie Niederhauser
During SLIM public library directors will receive instruction in the areas of library administration, management, policy development, collection development, copyright and patron confidentiality, reference services, youth services and technology planning.
Library directors will:
- Benefit from enhanced leadership skills
- Be empowered with a sense of authority and professionalism
- Gain the expertise needed to revise and create library policies and procedures
- Have a greater understanding of their roles as information professionals
- Become part of a support network of professional colleagues
Teacher : Julie Niederhauser
Strategic staff development aligns staff resources to the library’s mission and goals and fosters a knowledgeable staff able to anticipate and adapt to continuous change. Public Library Directors skilled in strategic staff development will be able to identify and enhance the knowledge and skills their staff need to acquire in order for the public library to be successful.
During this course participant will:
1. Identify library services and learning priorities based on a thorough analysis of library’s mission and vision statement and a staff self-assessment.
2. Review staff job descriptions and determine competencies staff need to develop based on the Competency Index for the Library Field
3. Find formal training and/or design informal learning opportunities
4. Design a staff development plan