ALA


The Learning Round Table (formerly CLENERT)* is excited to be sponsoring our first ALA Emerging Leader!

We’re looking for enthusiastic applicants who have an interest and/or experience in

  • staff training
  • staff development; and/or
  • continuing education of library staff

The 2010 Emerging Leader selected by the Learning Round Table (LearnRT) will be someone who desires to learn more about more about the ALA Learning Round Table, who is willing to work on a project related to continued learning; who will be engaged in the work of the round table and who will be an ambassador for the Learning Round Table. In turn, the Learning Round Table will provide $1000 towards ALA Midwinter and Annual conference expenses for the person selected.

Applicants must meet the general Emerging Leader criteria set forth by ALA as well as criteria set forth by the Learning Round Table:

  1. Be under 35 years of age or be a new library professional of any age with fewer than 5 years of experience working at a professional or paraprofessional level in a library;
  2. Be able to attend both ALA conferences and work virtually in-between each conference;
  3. Be willing to commit to membership in both ALA and the Learning Round Table if accepted; and
  4. Be prepared to commit to serving in ALA or your state or local professional library organization upon completion of the program.

Upon review of the applications and resumes, the Board of the Learning Round Table will select one Emerging Leader to sponsor.

If interested, please submit the Learning Round Table Emerging Leader Application no later than August 15, 2009. In addition, email your resume to info@alalearning.org . Applicants will be notified on or near September 1, 2009.

Note: Applicants may complete both the Learning Round Table Emerging Leader Application and the ALA Emerging Leader Application, if desired. The Learning Round Table will select an Emerging Leader from our own pool of applicants. ALA will select a larger number of applicants.

Please contact me at pcarterette@georgialibraries.org with any questions. This message is being sent to all CLENE Listserv members today. Tomorrow it will go out to all CLENERT/LearnRT members as well.

Thank you for your continued support!

Pat

Pat Carterette, LearnRT President

*Yes, we have a new name! We’re now the Learning Round Table (aka LearnRT). For the time being, you will continue to see CLENE in various places online. It will take awhile to get everything changed, including a logo and other design templates. Our new website www.alalearning.org is up and running but currently under construction. We are also still using our original website www.ala.org/clenert. So, pardon our dust while we get our “house” in order. And stay tuned for some very exciting developments with the Learning Round Table.

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    CLENE has a lot of wonderful stuff going on at ALA: Programs, Preconferences, a Discussion Group, and more! We hope to see you at one of our programs and, as always, you’re invited to join us at our Board meetings; to participate, observe or just drop in to say hello.

    PRECONFERENCES on Friday July 10

    • SOLD OUT!! AM Preconference: Making it Stick: Designing, Delivering, and Surviving Presentations: A polished and memorable presentation requires skills that depend on your ability to work with, influence, and persuade your audience. This interactive hands-on workshop will help you understand and develop rapport with your audience; develop active content in your presentation; help you learn to be comfortable in front of your audience; and understand when and how to use support materials.Speakers: Lori Reed, Employee Learning Coordinator for the Charlotte Mecklenburg Library; Paul Signorelli, writer/trainer/consultant for libraries and nonprofit organizations (Paul Signorelli & Associates).
    • SOLD OUT!! PM Preconference: Punch it up with Pictures: Presentations with visual power: Are your presentations riddled with bullet points? Visual images often speak louder and more succinctly than words. In the tight format of a PowerPoint presentation, strategic use of images can convey more meaning than bullet points and text. The presenter skills you learn in the morning workshop on delivering an unforgettable presentation will shine brighter when your support materials complement rather than compete with you. This workshop will help you to understand how visuals communicate, show you where to find free-use images, and share some best practices for editing and adding images to your presentations. Speakers: Tony Tallent, Director of Libraries & Arts for the City of Boulder, Colorado; Michael Porter, Interactive Strategy Manager for WebJunction; Betha Gutsche, Learning Initiatives Developer for WebJunction.

    PROGRAMS BY DATE

    Friday, July 10

    • Making it Stick: Designing, Delivering, and Surviving Presentations, 8:30 am – 12:00 pm. Location: MCP W-476
    • Punch It Up With Pictures: Presentations with Visual Power, 1:00 pm – 04:30 pm. Location: MCP W-476
    • CLENE HAPPY HOUR!!
      Friday, July 10th, 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm
      Potter’s Lounge in the Palmer House Hilton Hotel
      17 East Monroe Street, Chicago 60603

      You’re invited to the CLENE Happy hour at ALA for a few hours of networking, conversation, and a whole lot of fun!  Our Happy Hour coincides with LITA Happy hour, so you can hang and network with two great groups at once!  Hope to see you there. (Cash Bar)

    Saturday, July 11

    • Creating a Culture of Learning in Your Library, 1:30-3:00. Location: HRM Conf. Ctr. 10 a/b
    • How To Develop a Mentoring Program, 3:30-5:30. Location: MCP W-178b

    Sunday, July 12

    • Training Showcase: Best Practices for Continuing Library Education, 1:30-3:30. Location: MPS S106

    Monday, July 13

    • Staff Development Discussion Group, 1:30-3:00, MCP W-470a

    BOARD MEETINGS

    • CLENE Board Meeting I, Saturday, July 11, 8:00-12:00. Location: MPS S101b
    • CLENE Board Meeting II, Monday, July 13, 8:00-10:00. Location: MPS S101b

    ALL CLENE EVENTS BY DATE

    Friday, July 10

    • Making it Stick: Designing, Delivering, and Surviving Presentations, 8:30 am – 12:00 pm. Location: MCP W-476
    • Punch It Up With Pictures: Presentations with Visual Power, 1:00 pm – 04:30 pm. Location: MCP W-476
    • CLENE HAPPY HOUR!!
      Friday, July 10th, 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm
      Potter’s Lounge in the Palmer House Hilton Hotel
      17 East Monroe Street, Chicago 60603

      You’re invited to the CLENE Happy hour at ALA for a few hours of networking, conversation, and a whole lot of fun!  Our Happy Hour coincides with LITA Happy hour, so you can hang and network with two great groups at once!  Hope to see you there. (Cash Bar)

    Saturday, July 11

    • CLENE Board Meeting I, 8:00-12:00. Location: MPS S101b
    • Creating a Culture of Learning in Your Library, 1:30-3:00. Location: HRM Conf. Ctr. 10 a/b
    • How To Develop a Mentoring Program, 3:30-5:30. Location: MCP W-178b

    Sunday, July 12

    • Training Showcase: Best Practices for Continuing Library Education, 1:30-3:30. Location: MPS S106

    Monday, July 13

    • CLENE Board Meeting II, 8:00-10:00. Location: MPS S101b
    • Staff Development Discussion Group, 1:30-3:00, MCP W-470a

    Hotel Abbreviations

    PRESENT AT ALA at the CLENE Training Showcase!
    http://www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/rts/clenert/trainingshowcase

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    Does your library have a staff training or staff development program you’re proud of? Is someone from your library attending ALA this summer?

    If so, you’re invited to participate in the CLENE Training Showcase where you can share information about your program AND learn about the best practices of other libraries and organizations. There is NO COST to participate! All you do is stand by your table and talk about your cool program with people who stop by. It’s really fun! Applications are due on April 1.

    The CLENE Round Table Training Showcase will be Sunday, July 12 from 1:30-3:30 pm. The planning committee is on the lookout for libraries, library organizations, presenters, speakers and vendors to participate – anyone who has a great training or staff development program they’d like to share. CLENE is all about sharing ideas (and stealing ideas ?)so this Training Showcase is the perfect venue. If you have any questions, please give us a call!

    The Showcase normally attracts between 200-300 attendees over a period of 2 hours – all of whom are interested in training and staff development. The number of participants (presenters) varies from 20-30. It’s a really fun event with refreshments and lots of door prizes. Each participant has a 6’ draped table on which to put a portable table-top display unit, handouts or other related materials.

    Please see CLENE Round Table Training Showcase website for more information. There’s a link on the main page for the Training Showcase Page with even more info about the Showcase, along with two online application forms – one for those wishing to participate and one for those want to be a sponsor or a donor.

    There are a few photos from last year’s Training Showcase in Anaheim in the Dec. 2008 CLENExchange Newsletter.

    For more information, contact either Pat Carterette, pcarterette@georgialibraries.org or404-235-7124 OR Melissa Lattanzi at lattanzm@neo-rls.org or 330.847.7744, extension 12

    (News from Stacy Schrank, CLENE Round Table Training Showcase C0-Chair)
    CLENE Training Showcase 2008
    2008 CLENE Training Showcase
    Sunday, June 29, 2008 – 1:30-3:30pm
    Anaheim, California

    Greetings CLENE Friends,

    I hope your 2008 is off to a great start! As with the new year comes time once again to solicit participants for the upcoming CLENE Training Showcase to be held at the ALA Annual Meeting in June – this year is sunny Anaheim, CA.

    This past year, the showcase was a great success – we had hundreds of people come through our doors and with the participation of great people (like yourselves) we were able to give away a large assortment of prizes throughout the event. We also had three great sponsors – WebJunction, The Crisis Prevention Institute, Inc., and Infopeople – who made it possible for us to furnish snacks and beverages during the event.

    This year, we are securing sponsorships again and hope to be bigger and better than ever! As you have presented in the past, we would encourage you to once again consider participating in our showcase. And if your budget allows, consider sponsorship of our event. What a great way to connect one-on-one with colleagues who are using your products, services, or your ideas to continue the educational advancement and networking of library staff across the nation and the world. We want the CLENE Showcase to be what people are talking about at Annual!

    Participation proposals can be completed online by visiting the CLENE page on the ALA website: www.ala.org/ala/clenert/trainingshowcase/index.cfm .

    Deadline for submissions is Friday, February 22nd. We hope to accept as many participants as possible. Final decisions will be made prior to March 7th.

    Please Note: Each participant will be provided with a 6′ banquet table and two chairs. Electricity is available (please select this on your proposal form). Wireless Internet may be available for an extra charge. If you are planning to use wireless, please contact me.

    Sponsors and participants will be featured in the June edition of the CLENE X-Change in preparation for the Annual Meeting. Advertisement for the showcase will also be conducted at the Public Library Association Conference in March in Minneapolis, MN. CLENE will be sponsoring three programs there and information on CLENE events at Annual will be distributed. If you will be at PLA, look us up – we would love to see you!

    If you have any additional questions regarding the CLENE Showcase, please feel free to contact me at your convenience using the contact information listed here. I look forward to receiving your proposal soon!

    Cheers,
    Stacy Schrank, Co-Chair, CLENE Training Showcase

    CLENE group ShotPOP QUIZ! If you are at a CLENE event are you:

    a) Picking up great, practical information
    b) Having way too much fun
    c) Meeting creative, smart, energetic people

    And the answer is… d) All of the above

    For starters, if you’re coming to ALA Annual in Washington DC, don’t miss our wonderful preconference, Creating A Staff Development Plan, or our 4th Annual Training Showcase. See below for details on all CLENE events. And check out our Flickr group for pictures from past events.

    CLENE events ALA annual!

    click here for printable version of all CLENE events

    Creating A Staff Development Plan
    Friday, June 22, 2007, 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
    Convention Center (WCC), Room 159 A/B
    In today’s environment, library staff have to work harder than ever to stay informed and keep up with changes. How can libraries encourage all staff to continually develop their skills? A systematic staff development plan can address the learning needs of library staff and increase their effectiveness on the job. This half-day session is a step-bystep introduction to the process of addressing the issue of staff development from needs assessment through planning. Do you need a staff development plan?Speaker: Cal Shepard, SOLINET

    Tickets:
    CLENERT Member: $110; ALA Member: $130; Non-Member: $180
    Registration: Click here for registration


    CLENE Past President’s Dinner
    Friday, June 22, 2007, 7:00 PM Phillips Flagship Restaurant
    900 Water Street SW
    Washington, DC 20024
    202-488-8515 x52
    800-648-7067
    Fax 202-863-9019
    The cost per person will be $31.99 [This does not include tax & tip and drinks are separate]


    CLENE Board Meeting
    Saturday, June 23, 2007, 8:00 am-noon
    Convention Center (WCC), Room 143C
    If you’re interested in getting more involved with ALA, building your resume, learning meeting/team skills, or just looking to meet and interact with a group of fun, engaging staff development and training folks, stop by our Board meeting.


    Learning When There Is No Time to Learn
    Saturday, June 23, 2007, 1:30-3:30 pm
    Convention Center (WCC), Room 143 B
    Are you running out of ideas for ways to keep your staff current, up-to-date, and informed when time and money are limited? If you’re experiencing shrinking budgets, information overload, complex technologies and fast-paced change, you’re not alone. Don’t be frustrated! Instead, meet your training challenge with excitement, a fresh perspective and a renewed purpose. From training tracks to tracking training, you’ll learn about a variety of training tools and resources which will energize your staff and create an environment where learning is fun and time is well-spent. Whether you have only 30 minutes, 60 minutes or 90 minutes to teach a skill or learn something new, you’ll be able to use the ideas and resources from this session to put together an action plan to take back to your library.Led by: Pat Carterette, Training and Staff Development Coordinator, Cleveland Heights-University Heights Public Library


    Learning for Library Staff: Make it Blended – Not on the Rocks!: Developing Blended Learning programs for Library Staff.
    Sunday, June 24, 2007, 10:30-Noon
    Convention Center (WCC), Room 146C
    Are you running out of ideas for ways to keep your staff current, up-to-date, and informed when time and money are limited? If you’re experiencing shrinking budgets, information overload, complex technologies and fast-paced change, you’re not alone. Don’t be frustrated! Instead, meet your training challenge with excitement, a fresh perspective and a renewed purpose. From training tracks to tracking training, you’ll learn about a variety of training tools and resources which will energize your staff and create an environment where learning is fun and time is well-spent. Whether you have only 30 minutes, 60 minutes or 90 minutes to teach a skill or learn something new, you’ll be able to use the ideas and resources from this session to put together an action plan to take back to your library.Led by: Laura Staley, Spanish Language Outreach Program Coordinator, WebJunction


    4th Annual Training Showcase
    Sunday, June 24, 2007, 1:30-3:30 pm (Drop by anytime between 1:30-3:30.)
    Convention Center (WCC), Room 154A
    This poster session celebrates innovative continuing education, staff development, and training initiatives and programs in libraries across the country. Always fun, informative, and chock full of good, practical ideas! Click here to see past presenters.


    CLENE Board Meeting
    Monday, June 25, 2007, 10:30 am-noon
    Convention Center (WCC), Room 204 A/B
    If you’re interested in getting more involved with ALA, building your resume, learning meeting/team skills, or just looking to meet and interact with a group of fun, engaging staff development and training folks, stop by our Board meeting.


    Staff Development Discussion Group
    Monday, June 25, 2007, 1:30-3:30 pm
    Convention Center (WCC), Room 158 A/B
    Everyone’s welcome! Come meet other CLENIES, trainers, and staff development officers from all types of libraries, large and small. This is an informal forum (say that five times fast) for the exchange of ideas on topics of common professional interests including staff development, training, distance learning, presentation software, tips and more. You’ll leave with at least five good ideas or your money back! (full disclosure, admission is free.)