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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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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FoodKeeper is a new app designed by the USDA to help consumers prevent food waste, save money, and ensure food safety. Now available on Android or Apple. More information is available in this FoodSafety.gov blog article announcing the apps release on April 1, 2015: http://www.foodsafety.gov/blog/2015/04/FoodKeeper-application.html
Tips for identifying–and avoiding!–pregnancy discrimination in the workplace, direct from the US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.
Read the full Fact Sheet.
There are tons of health, fitness, and wellness apps on the market, so it can be hard to decide which ones might be the best. To help people, the University of Utah Health Care system has compiled a list of basic mobile health apps suggested by their health professionals. Many of the apps are free and available for both iOS and Android devices.
Visit the site to check out the list: U-Bar Apps
Newport reexamines the claim that following your passion is good advice and writes about strategies that have helped others turn hard work into rewarding and compelling careers.
Read the Book: So Good They Can’t Ignore You: Why Skills Trump Passion in the Quest for Work You Love by Cal Newport (2012)
Includes chapters on a range of retirement topics, including information on spending plans, working part-time, and relocating.
Read the Book: Pre- & post-Retirement Tips for Librarians Edited by Carol Smallwood (2012)
The author discusses the differences between fixed and growth mindsets and offers strategies for being more open to change.
Read the Book: Mindset: The New Psychology of Success by Carol Dweck (2006)
Penman’s book provides a four week program to help you develop and put into practice mindfulness techniques to enhance creativity, problem solving, and decision making.
Read the Book: Mindfulness for Creativity: Adapt, Create, and Thrive in a Frantic World by Danny Penman (2015)
Pantry provides information about conflict resolution skills and defining a healthy working environment.
Read the Book: Managing Stress and Conflict in Libraries by Sheila Pantry (2013)