Solo librarians are simply indispensable as far as their patrons are concerned. (A good problem to have, right?) Even if travel to offsite events is possible, the stress of wondering what’s falling by the wayside back at the library can be so distracting that enjoyment and learning suffer. However, technology can provide a convenient alternative—with options such as webinars, online conferences, and online continuing education courses. Who better to ferret out these great opportunities than a librarian?
What and where are the options?
Professional associations often sponsor online educational and networking events, but it is also becoming more common for vendors to do so, resulting in a sort of “virtuous cycle” where clients and potential clients benefit from (often free) professional development resources, and vendors ultimately benefit from having better-informed clients.
Here’s one idea for solo librarians: network and learn online with your counterparts, at your own pace and on your own time, by registering for Lucidea’s month-long Small Library Management course, beginning on Monday, July 17, 2017.
List of 2020 museum conferences. With schedule, travel, and budget constraints, museum professionals need a strategy for planning conference attendance.
Argus Mobile is a free iOS museum collections management companion app, available in the Apple App Store for iPads, iPhones, and the iPod touch
Skills for special librarians and virtual librarians include active reading which increases comprehension and retention of information.
Archival collection development, appraisal, arrangement and description, preservation, and research services have been transformed by technology.