ALA Annual Session on the Motivation Challenges of Continual Learning

Anytime + Anywhere = Never: Tackling the Motivation Challenges of Continual Learning

Monday, June 27
8:30 AM – 10:00 AM
Orange County Convention Center, Room W110B

We all aspire to be lifelong learners, especially in service of our library patrons. And we have all hit the snag of “Anytime + Anywhere = Never” ―the reality that unlimited access, unbounded time and lack of external motivators often means that our learning never gets off the ground. In this collaborative and interactive session, we will surface and critically examine those barriers. We’ll share case studies that demonstrate how individual motivation is stronger when people learn together and leverage connected exploration, whether it’s a large public library system or a small library with few staff. Drawing on these case studies, knowledge of the workings of the brain, and an understanding of the “modern learner,” we will work together to define solutions that will help us individually and collectively crest the wave and stay on top of our learning needs. By formulating solutions and plans to just get started on our own learning paths, this learning could last a lifetime.

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ALA Annual Session on Salary Negotiation for Library Workers

The Art of Asking: Salary Negotiation for Library Workers

Sunday, June 26
1:00 PM – 2:30 PM
Rosen Centre, Room Salon 01/02

Join ALA-APA to discuss salary and non-salary compensation negotiation issues in library hiring and promotion. We will review best sources for salary information, discuss common barriers to negotiation success, and offer concrete advice to empower library workers of all levels of experience to negotiate with ease and confidence. A portion of this session will involve facilitated small group discussion where individuals will have the opportunity to be active participants and will be encouraged to share.


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