A Chance to Meet

Thanks to those who stopped by to say “hi” in Chicago! ALA Annual Chicago

One of my favorite events at the American Library Association’s Annual Conference is the Learning Round Table’s training showcase. It’s a small but mighty gathering of people who are interested in continuing education and staff development for library personnel. Infopeople hosted a table at the event this year and used it as an opportunity to showcase the great work that has been happening as part of our Building an Effective Learning Culture (BELC) initiative.

Have you heard about BELC?

Since January 2017, twelve library teams from the US and Canada have been focused on assessing and strengthening the learning culture in their organizations. Each team has been working with a savvy mentor. Here’s a map, which shows where everyone involved is located. BELC is primarily a virtual project, so meeting a number of team members face to face while at the showcase this past weekend was a special opportunity. (Psst… Team Pickering and Team Pima, did you happen to take any other photos you are willing to share?)

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What next?

It has been an amazing project and as it wraps up in the next few weeks, we will be working to share the stories and the lessons learned. Watch this blog for more!