Spark Talk: Guerrilla Professional Development #PLA14

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Published on March 14, 2014

Author: amykoester35



This slide deck accompanied my 5-minute Spark Talk at the 2014 PLA Conference, where I talked about the benefits of branching away from paid, top-down "expert" trainings and instead allowing in-house staff to share their own expertise in guerrilla-style training events.

Guerrilla Professional Development Put Collaboration to Work for You and Your Library! Amy Koester | St. Charles City-County Library District | Storytime Underground

Traditional trainings look like this:

And your staff thinks... What does this have to do with my job? When’s lunch? I could lead this training and it would be so much better. Cool ideas!

Why are you stifling in-house talent?!


Guerrilla trainings look like this: *Thank you, Wisconsin!

Your staff in guerrilla training... My library cares about what I do here! Sharing is fun! I have something valuable to offer! These ideas are tubular!

Empower your staff, save money.

Empower your staff, save money.


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