Continuing Education Coordinator
Responsible for the assessment of education and training needs, development of curriculum, and coordination of training programs to assist over 1,000 public library staff in developing the competencies needed for career success and professional development.
Work as a part of a team of consultants to coordinate planning and development of public library services, including coordination and delivery of the annual Summer Reading Program, development of policies and procedures for public libraries, social media and technology best practices for the state of Tennessee ongoing Continuing Education for public library staff.
Conduct department and individual training assessments to determine training needs and Evaluate training effectiveness of all courses to ensure training supports organizational needs.
Develop and maintain training and development resource library.
Transformed the state library continuing education program. We are now creating a state wide competency based training program for all public library staff with assessment, training, and measurement protocols. This training plan will be on a five year cycle and will work with local libraries to ensure that all library staff has the skills to do their job. Training will be online and asynchronous.
Created the first internal employee professional development program for staff . This program has since been adopted by other departments in the Secretary of State.
Oversee and implement the Public Library Management Program, a 3 year certification and training program for library directors who do not have their MLIS. The highlight of the program is a week-long intensive retreat called the Public Library Management Institute. I am responsible for developing curriculum, securing speakers, managing the week-long event, and communicating with participants.
Created a Leadership School for assistant library directors who want to become library directors called the Emerging Leaders Academy. It is a four day program that ends in certification and is open to all assistant library directors across the state.
Launched a 3 year outcomes planning and evaluation program to allow libraries to determine ROI based on outcomes versus outputs.