April 12th was National Library Workers Day, an occasion designated by the American Library Association (ALA) to recognize the individuals who work at the many different jobs that are all part of the library profession. Their job descriptions are ever-evolving, as technology and community expectations have evolved. Keeping up is a job in itself, one to which Ridgefield Library staff are dedicated. Here is a sampling of some of the workshops, webinars, conferences and other professional development opportunities our staff have attended in just the past few months.
Pinterest for Libraries
Readers’ Advisory Roundtable
Using Pop Culture to Create Great Library Programs
Getting Started with Digitization
Building Great Programs for Patrons in their 20s and 30s
Learners as Leaders: Student-Directed STEM Programs in Libraries
Building the Digital Branch
Fueling the Next Generation of Opportunity for Young Children’s Love of and Engagement in Reading
The Digital Shift
Book Club Recommendations
Protecting Patron Privacy
How to Build and Promote your Digital Collections
Customizing Making: How Libraries Are Responding to Creating Opportunities for Participatory Learning
Stay tuned to see how all we have learned about will find its way into programs and services here at the Ridgefield Library!