Professional Development · Public Libraries

Getting Excited and Inspired for #SummerReading at CTLS Workshops

Last week I was in Mansfield and Cedar Park having our first Summer Reading Program workshops and we had a blast! Here are just a few highlights! Suzan Nyfeler is our fantastic tour guide through the 2016 manual! We talked books, songs, decor, and display ideas. The photo booth was a big hit! The morning… Continue reading Getting Excited and Inspired for #SummerReading at CTLS Workshops

Public Libraries

Welcome to the Library! Customer Service Training in La Grange, TX

Yesterday I ventured out to conduct my first workshop for public librarians in La Grange, TX. Staff from several of the surrounding public libraries also came. But only just barely! Thought the rain had stopped by the time I was on the road, there had been a huge storm early that morning. Most of the… Continue reading Welcome to the Library! Customer Service Training in La Grange, TX

Professional Development

Texas State Library provides free IT workshops for rural public libraries

TSLAC is doing face-to-face workshops designed specifically for small and rural public libraries around Texas this month. I particularly love their logo and workshop name: You Can Do I.T. Clever! The schedule for upcoming workshops is below.

Coming up soon:

4/1/2015 : Andrews (Andrews County Library)
4/2/2015 : Rocksprings (Claud H Gilmer Memorial Library)
4/20/2015 : Saginaw (John Ed Keeter Public Library)
4/21/2015 : Canton (Van Zandt County Public Library)
4/23/2015 : Alpine (Alpine Public Library)
Here are photos of our recent workshop hosted at the wonderful Llano Library (Thanks to Tommi Myers for the pic):

And to give you a feel for Carson’s skills, here’s a video of his TEDx Talk on libraries a couple years back:

via I.T.’s a hit! | Library Developments.

Library consultant Carson Block is conducting the training. Here is a TedTalk he gave on libraries.