Tuesday, February 17, 2009

OCLC Online Training Resources for Library Leaders

Webjunction, an online training community for professional librarians, has created Library Management Competencies, a guide to electronic resources and courses for current and aspiring library leaders.

There are modules for:

  • Budget & Funding
  • Community Relations
  • Facilities
  • Laws, Policies & Procedures
  • Marketing
  • Organizational Leadership
  • Personnel Management
  • Project Management
  • Strategic Planning
  • Staff Training & Development

For each theme, users can see a list of associated competencies, related courses as well as a guide to additional resources. Most course charge a small fee ($40 US or so).

WebJunction is supported by OCLC, grants from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the Institute for Museum and Library Services.

On a related note, the University of Victoria in British Columbia now offers a Graduate Professional Certificate in Library Sector Leadership through their School of Public Administration. The program includes one on-campus course and four distance classes.

And of course, many people have heard of the Northern Exposure to Leadership Institute, an annual seminar event to promote leadership skills in the Canadian library profession.

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posted by Michel-Adrien at 12:24 pm


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