Format: Webinar, original date March 31, 2016
Hosted by: WebJunction and ALA's Learning Round Table
Length: 1 hour

As our profession transforms and our work changes, nurturing skillful and competent supervisors has become a priority for all types of libraries. Rising to the challenge, many people are creating and offering learning and development programs in their libraries. Whether we hire outside consultants or create in-house programs, we could all benefit from knowing the best practices. Let’s learn together about the most effective and low-cost options for supervisor development programs, and how to strategically promote implementation of those programs in our organizations. And let’s explore how we might motivate our supervisors to fully benefit from their learning.

Learn by example as we hear about successful programs implemented in a variety of library settings. We’ll explore several examples to identify successful models, the underlying drivers or needs, challenges faced, and opportunities for improvement in each. We’ll also learn about how specific organizations have assessed supervisor training outcomes, and the metrics used to quantify success. Finally, hear what these library organizations would do differently if they had to do it all again.

Presenters: Heather Sostrom and Melanie Hawks