Professional Development Alliance: Register for January’s Professional Development Offerings
January 07, 2021
It’s a brand-new year! Do you have any New Year’s Resolutions? Ours are to continue to grow and develop in our personal and professional capacities, which is why we’re excited to check out January’s PDA offerings.
Atla is partnering with other library consortia and organizations to create a Professional Development Alliance (PDA). The PDA is dedicated to sharing professional development opportunities across the participating organizations. This new cooperative initiative multiplies the number and variety of online professional development opportunities available to members of each participating library organization.
As a pilot, each PDA-participating organization is sponsoring a no-cost, online professional development session each month that is being promoted to members of all participating library organizations. Sessions will cover a broad array of topics of interest to library professionals.
PDA offerings, including registration information, are included in the Atla events calendar, as well as down below.
|Session Title||Description||Date (CST)|
|Redefining Self-Care in the Midst of a Global Pandemic (Part 1)||This first psychoeducational webinar of the two-part series “Redefining Self-Care in the Midst of a Global Pandemic” will discuss what is needed in addition to routine self-care during a global pandemic. Characteristics of different types of stress, including traumatic stress, will be reviewed as well as the range of stress responses. The speakers will propose additional self-care steps during the current health crisis and provide considerations for when professional help may be beneficial.||
10 – 11 a.m.
|The BLC’s Science and Engineering COI is pleased to host the second Science Librarianship in the Time of COVID-19 meeting. The event will showcase several lightning talks and presentations.||
12 – 3 p.m.
|Project Management for Libraries: Introduction||
Libraries very often have project-based work that calls upon its current staff to provide the necessary skills to complete. This is the first of six webinars that will introduce library staff to the concept of what a project is and the basics of project management.
This series will break out the various levels of a project from start up, planning, execution, monitoring, to closing out with each session. Project management terminology and methodologies will be discussed. Presenters have experience managing a variety of projects and represent public, academic, and consortial libraries in Minnesota.
1 – 2 p.m.
|Redefining Self-Care in the Midst of a Global Pandemic (Part 2)||This second webinar of the two-part series “Redefining Self-Care in the Midst of a Global Pandemic” will be experiential in nature and provide participants with the opportunity to confidentially identify common stressors. The presenters will provide resources, tools, and support to manage unique challenges during the COVID-19 era.||
10 – 11 a.m.
|Podcasting for Librarians||Are you ready to transition from podcast consumer to creator? In this session, participants will explore how librarians use podcasts to promote services and programming. Learn strategies and tools for recording and sharing podcasts. Recommendations and tips for facilitating patron production of podcasts will also be shared.||
1 – 2 p.m.
|Classes are Online and So are We! Adapting Experiential Learning to a Virtual Environment||This session will explore practical strategies and interactive tools to facilitate information literacy instruction in an engaging online learning environment. Discover how librarians at Nova Southeastern University assessed their traditional one-shot face-to-face instruction and adapted their experiential learning activities using effective low-tech, low-cost tools.||
1 – 2 p.m.
|Simple Ideas to Spice Up Your Virtual Presentations and Workshops||
Do you find yourself listening to virtual content that is too detailed, too boring, and hard to follow? Do you deliver training that even you would sleep through?
Engaging presentations can make us laugh, help us understand the subject matter, and, most of all, serve as an inspiration to take action. This does not happen overnight, but with practice, we can tweak our content engagement strategies to make sure our message is being heard. During this webinar, I’m going to talk about scientific backed techniques to boost your content and increase audience interest. The following ideas are designed to enhance your virtual presentations to transform them from a passive experience to an actively engaged and collaborative one.
1 – 2 p.m.
Professional Development Alliance (PDA) participating consortia:
- ASERL: Association of Southeastern Research Libraries
- BLC: Boston Library Consortium
- CARLI: Consortium of Academic and Research Libraries in Illinois
- LOUIS: Louisiana Library Network
- NC LIVE: North Carolina’s statewide library cooperative
- SCELC: Southern California Electric Library Consortium
- SEFLIN: Southeast Florida Library Information Network
If you have suggestions on future webinars, send us your ideas.
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