Welcome to Coolborough: A Story-Based Hybrid Training Program for New Library Directors
November 12 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm CST
The Massachusetts Library System is a state-level consortium that provides professional development for library staff. Our most popular program is Basic Library Techniques (BLT), which consists of foundational training primarily for small library directors. By transitioning from 2 days of lectures to a new model including a narrative tutorial, applied assignments, and peer discussion we are able to meet growing demand for a contemporary audience and create a deeper learning experience.
This webinar will describe our process for redesigning the BLT program, as well as the strategies we used to foster participants’ engagement and transfer of learning. We will also discuss further adaptations made to accommodate an online-only audience during the COVID-19 crisis.