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Blog posts in Continuing Ed
by Shirley Biladeau, continuing education consultant
Let’s explore the question “Is customer service a skill to hire for —or is it a workplace culture?”
Five Idaho libraries, along with 5 Washington state libraries, successfully completed the Turning the Page in November. Congratulations to Cascade Public Library, Eagle Public Library, East Bonner Library District, Gooding Public Library and Grangeville Centennial Library for pulling together a Library Community Building Team.
What is an unconference? Well, if you go to a conference and find yourself wishing that you could continue the conversation in the hallway rather than attend the next session, this might be for you. An unconference takes those hallway conversations with like minded people about the topics that are important to you and makes them the topics of the sessions.
The 2013 Idaho Library Association (ILA) Annual Conference will be held October 2–4, 2013 at the Nampa Civic Center in Nampa. The conference is a great way to attend relevant workshops and network with peers.
Pre-conferences on Wednesday, October 2, include:
ABLE (available now): The newly updated, online Alternative Basic Library Education (ABLE) Program, provides basic library knowledge and skills for staff members who have no formal education in library science.
Never had the opportunity to attend an ALA Annual or Midwinter Conference? If this would be your first time attending ALA, review the grant requirements today and apply tomorrow - making you one of the first to apply for Continuing Education grant funds from ICfL to attend ALA's Annual Conference!
On Thursday, March 21, 2013 (3.21) a three-year national public service campaign promoting the importance of digital literacy skills called EveryoneOn will launch. The EveryoneOn goal is for all Americans to have access to free digital literacy training, online or in-person.
The familiar digital literacy guides (http://libraries.idaho.gov/digital-literacy), a source of information for workforce development, consumer finances, education, and digital literacy, have been transitioned to a new platform called Libguides. Find it at http://guides.lili.org/digitalliteracy -- and subscribe via RSS to receive updates as new information and resources are added. The Idaho Commission for Libraries is excited to streamline access to these powerful online@your library resources for libraries and the residents of Idaho. Check it out today!