Attending: James Williams, Chair; Lauren Fludd; Liza Gadsden; Georgette Mayo; Katina Strauch; Joey Van Arnhem; Burton Callicott.
The Staff Training committee met on 5/11/10
We discussed information organization and dissemination and decided to create a staff training blog to be named soon and give all committee members author access. We would post the upcoming staff training events on this blog via a calendar and provide both event information and access to archived events on this site. Staff could view archived events when it is convenient. Emails will be sent to staff regarding new events.
We also decided to create a form so that the committee could get a good idea of how many staff members were interested in attending an event or multiple events.
We also decided to collaborate with the automation department to have them help set up the room(s) regarding technology for events.
We decided to ask for a Staff Training budget to be used for bringing in speakers, hosting demos or possibly purchasing innovative technology. We also discussed having staff or other contacts come in and talk about technology or techniques they are currently using as a brown bag series using room 136.
We decided to try to host at least 1 scheduled event per month.
For our next meeting the committee will research mentoring programs and bring back ideas in order to create a mentoring program for the staff at our libraries. This would benefit current employees as well as new employees.
Katina mentioned that ATG and other publications will provide a press pass to certain conferences if staff are willing to write a report for the publication.
ITEMS FOR REVIEW: mentoring guide