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Thursday, April 19 • 11:00am - 12:30pm
Training for the Future: Equipping Staff for the Challenges to Come

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The expectation is expansive for library staff to keep pace with the needs of the rapidly changing communities we serve. Every day, library staff are faced with new challenges around technology, housing, community voice and action, safety, education, etc. How do we keep our staff current on the information and skills that will help them be successful? What resources are available to provide training for your staff? At this workshop, we will explore different staff development ideas and share best practices from four different library systems. Come learn from your peers and discover how some libraries in the Portland metro area have come together to address this challenge.

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Darci Hanning

Technology Development Consultant, State Library of Oregon

Amy Honisett

Staff Development Librarian, Multnomah County Library
Amy Honisett is the Staff Development Librarian at Multnomah County Library. She works to support staff learning and professional growth.
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Blake Kincaid

Staff Development Coordinator, Fort Vancouver Regional Library District
My current position was created 4 years ago with the intention of integrating employee training with performance management. I work from within the Human Resources Division to coordinate training provided by in-house and external experts and integrate that training with our performance... Read More →
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Kathryn Kohl

Member Services Librarian, Libraries in Clackamas County
I am the staff training coordinator, library district committee liaison, and eBook administrator for the Libraries in Clackamas County (LINCC). Before coming to LINCC in 2015 I worked for the Fort Vancouver Regional Library District as an adult services librarian, and prior to becoming... Read More →
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Tracey Letmate

Training & Development Manager, Multnomah County Library
I am the manager of the Multnomah County Library’s Learning + Organizational Development team which consists of 5 people who all have different roles in training our 600+ staff. I've been working in adult learning and training for more than 18 years, including higher education... Read More →

Lisa Tattersall

Program Supervisor for Collections & Adult Services, Washington County Cooperative Library Services

Thursday April 19, 2018 11:00am - 12:30pm PDT
Ferber Hilton Eugene Conference Center, 66 East 6th Avenue, Eugene, OR 97401-2667 USA