Unlocking the Secrets of a Digital Literacy Learning Plan for Library Staff (Michigan library staff only)

Unlocking the Secrets of a Digital Literacy Learning Plan for Library Staff (Michigan library staff only)

In this four-hour virtual workshop, participants will learn the basics of creating a digital learning plan for their library that includes how to leverage collective strengths to build skills and how to incorporate technology competencies and create activities to help staff successfully achieve their digital literacy goals.

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Do you wish that your library had a learning plan in place for staff around technology and digital skills but not sure where to start or how to organize it? Then this workshop is for you! Developing a learning plan is essential in empowering staff to develop digital literacy and technology skills. In this four-hour virtual workshop, participants will learn the basics of creating a digital learning plan for their library that includes how to leverage collective strengths to build skills and how to incorporate technology competencies and create activities to help staff successfully achieve their digital literacy goals.

This workshop is designed to be interactive and will include small group activities in breakout rooms, and the use of a microphone and camera will be required for successful participation. The workshop will be from 10:00 am – 3:00 pm Eastern time and will include a 45 minute lunch.

This class is virtual. All registered attendees will receive an email with login information about one week before the class.

At the completion of the workshop, continued support will be provided to participants in the form of six, monthly virtual coaching calls. This continued support will be completely voluntary and for the purpose of gaining support in the creation and implementation of a digital literacy learning plan for participants’ own libraries.

This project is made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services. Additional support is provided by the Library of Michigan.

Additional Information

Additional Information

Date & Time April 28, 2021
10am - 3pm Eastern
9am - 2pm Central
No group registrations
Instructor Pam Seabolt
Prerequisites Open to all staff of Michigan libraries. As this workshop will be presented virtually through Zoom, participants will need to have a basic knowledge of how to log in to a Zoom meeting.
Credits This workshop will provide 4 contact hours of training for Michigan Library staff.
Audience ALL
Topic Technology
Notes

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Terms/Registration Information

It is highly recommended that all registrants register for this workshop at least SEVEN DAYS PRIOR to the workshop date. If you register after that, you must additionally send an email to training@mcls.org that you have registered past the deadline. You will receive a general email confirmation immediately upon successfully registering for this workshop. All registered attendees will receive an additional email with login information approximately one week prior to the 1st class date. If you do not receive an invitation to the meeting by noon of the day prior, please email training@mcls.org.

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Online via Zoom

Vendor MCLS
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Instructor: Pam Seabolt

Pam has over 20 years’ experience in public libraries working in various capacities, including public services, technical services, technology, outreach services, programming, department manager, and branch manager. She has been with the Midwest Collaborative for Library Services (MCLS) since 2017. Through her role, Pam works with multi-type libraries across Indiana, and presents various training opportunities and meeting facilitation on topics such as technology, digital literacy, community engagement, soft skills, and customer service.

Pam has experience in working with staff to develop technology competencies and digital learning experiences, and has planned and implemented multiple technology projects. Pam has a Facilitation Skills and Facilitating Virtual Training Certificates from the Association for Talent Development, has been trained as a Public Innovator through the ALA/Harwood Institute’s Public Innovators Lab, and has training in Strategic Planning for Public Libraries through the University of Michigan. Pam’s educational background includes a B.S. in Child Development and Family Studies with a minor in History and a M.L.S. from Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis.

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Date(s) and time(s):
April 28, 2021
10am - 3pm Eastern
9am - 2pm Central
No group registrations

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Non-Member Price: $ 15.00
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