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.

Position your library’s supervisor development program to be successful and viable for the long-term. This session will explore the key strategies that guide your success, including making clear to all levels of staff the connection between supervisor development and your library’s organizational and staff goals and priorities, and tying curriculum to performance needs and competencies. It also means devising clear, doable roles for both supervisors and their managers, and creating systemic processes that keep it alive and relevant. You’ll also get tips for creating a marketing campaign that will motivate, encourage and inspire!

Presenters: Sandra Smith and Angela Ibrahim