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.
Dissemination of Information Is Our Overarching Mission – by Miriam Kahn
Lucidea’s confirms support is available 24/7 via email, phone, web meeting for ILS, KM and CMS clients around the world during the coronavirus crisis.
Along with reference and access, archivists perform several public service activities to bring collections to interested researchers.
Best practices for KM include independence for users of a knowledge management system; expert advice on excellent UX and self-paced training