Sno-Isle Libraries offers many training opportunities for staff, whether it's the self-paced "20 for 2.0" web training (RSS feeds, wikis, blogs, streaming music and video, even MySpace and YouTube) or classes in diversity training, Office 2007 and customer service. While we all like to think of ourselves as fairly competent behind the desk, these training sessions offer us more chance to hone our skills, and learn some new tricks along the way. The "20 for 2.0" training is a way for ancient staff (like me) to get acquainted with wikis and blogs so I at least have SOME clue when we get questions about them (oh that's right, I'm blogging right now...)
And the best part is that almost all of the training is done by Sno-Isle's crack HR team, plus a few select experts from branch staff. (Freeland's Evie Wilson-Lingbloom always tailors the training to make it as specific as possible for library situations -- her sessions are the best!)
Last week the entire Camano staff spent the day in a training session, so we had a substitute staff to cover our shifts at the Library. Leah, one of our regulars, stopped by and seeing all unfamiliar faces, said "Where are all the normal people??" The subs assured her they were normal too!
See you at the Library!