Libraries have shifted from repositories of materials to centers of innovation and community-based learning. Many library services changed to accommodate the shift; some staff find this difficult and perplexing and it has led to technological wariness and resistance to change. To address this we developed a continuous in-house professional development program. We will discuss barriers and enablers to establishing a program and unintended benefits, such as reducing perceived inequalities among staff, increasing trust, and empowering staff.
Carmichael, Lisandra R.; Weiss, Stephanie; and Newton, Lauren, "There's No Stopping Us Now! Why Systematic Staff Training Keeps the Organization Moving Forward" (2016). Library Faculty Presentations & Publications. 39.