That’s the new intro slide, this time poster style, for the two day workshop I’m leading next week in Mountlake Terrace (just barely North of Seattle) which is part of the Public Library Association’s Certified Public Library Administrator Program (CPLA). This session is co-sponsored by PLA, the Washington State Library (WLA), Sno-Isle Libraries and the Mountlake Terrace Library. Wow! Those are a lot of credits for a workshop!
If you are interested, you can still attend as there a couple open slots left. Details on the course and the CPLA program from PLA can be found here: www.lita.org/ala/mgrps/divs/pla/plaevents/cplacourses/tec…
PS- v1 of the intro slide is below. Can’t decide which is best. Or, maybe usable is a better word?
Now playing: Library 101
Now playing: Morrissey’s new album, Swords.
Just wanted to tell folks that I am going to be leading a two-day “Management of Technology” PLA/CPLA workshop for the first time next week. While this is a recurring workshop, it is my first time leading it. And I am excited! But what is the class all about and why is it exciting? Well…
“The basic content of the workshops is of equal interest to librarians pursuing certification and librarians desiring to enhance their professional skills in more informal way. The workshops have been designed to be practical rather than theoretical and include interactive exercises and group work. Librarians pursuing CPLA certification will be required to take a post-test and will be asked to do outside readings or complete a project.”
*link to PLA/CPLA courses page*
The course description page says:
“At the end of the program, participants will have developed a basic understanding of the concepts of computer and communications technologies; will be able to link current services to the inventory of technologies; make decisions about sustaining, expanding or phasing out current technologies; identify and evaluate new technologies for implementation; identify the costs, needed skills, and time lines for new and expanded projects; and create an environment of on-going technological assessment and implementation.”
And believe it or not, we will do all of this in two days. And we’ll have a pretty good time doing it. Seriously!
I haven’t publicized this upcoming workshop too much since it is my first time teaching it and I’ve been doing a lot prep work. Yet the class is near capacity, and there are library managers from all over the country (even the Bahamas?!) registered. So, why not really let the cat out of the bag, eh?
And just so you know, if the content sounds useful to your library or region, you can co-sponsor and host the same (or other CPLA) workshops at your library. Details can be found following the above links. For now, it is looking like November in Washington state is your next chance to take this specific workshop (though there are plenty of different CPLA workshops). Unless of course you are up for a very last minute trip to Phoenix very early next Monday morning.