Libraries continue to play increasingly essential and visible roles in meeting the lifelong learning needs of library staff and members of the communities they serve. Additional opportunities to do so are abundant. Face-to-face and online learning opportunities developed and facilitated by library staff as well as similar opportunities produced by outside vendors are among the opportunities curated by library staff.
Plenty of examples currently exist that highlight the opportunity to collaborate more frequently with members of
other learning organizations including schools, colleges, universities and museums.
This one-hour interactive session will begin with a brief exploration of how libraries fit into a larger lifelong learning landscape and will encourage discussion among participants to determine how members of library staff can immediately work toward expanding involvement in lifelong learning efforts that serve their communities.
Participants, by the time they leave the session, will be able to:
- Describe the overall lifelong learning environment in their communities
- Cite at least two ideas they can immediately pursue to better meet lifelong learning needs in their communities
- Identify at least two potential partners for expanding lifelong learning opportunities that serve community needs
Thursday, July 17 from 2:00 – 3:00 pm Eastern
Paul Signorelli ~ Biography
Paul, co-author of Workplace Learning & Leadership with Lori Reed, served as director of staff training for the San Francisco Public Library system before becoming an independent writer-trainer-consultant-learning advocate. He designs and facilitates online and face-to-face learning opportunities throughout the U.S.; is active in the American Society for Training & Development (ASTD) and American Library Association Learning Round Table; and explores