The Idaho Commission for Libraries held its first online conference on May 14 - Libraries = Learning Organizations. Thirty-five people from throughout Idaho gathered virtually to begin the discussion about learning organizations and how that might apply to their libraries. It was a robust conversation, creating lots of enthusiasm and excitement. Archives, powerpoints, and bibliography
Then earlier this week, I attended the WebJunction Webinar "Libraries as Learning Organizations". Four panelists talked about how their libraries -- Public Library of Charlotte and Mecklenburg County, Pierce County Library, and Denver Public Library -- have started their journey toward becoming a learning organization and what that means within their organizations. Content and archives
One term that I really liked and will start using is "learning champions." Denver Public Library has some great strategies for "growing learning champions."
I challenge you to discover the learning champions within your organization!