Development Center

What to learn?

Individual Development Plan

  1. Review job description and list needed competencies.
  2. Identify skills and some to develop.
  3. Determine your learning style
  4. Select learning activities that will develop the targeted skills.
  5. Fill out an Staff Development Form. (doc) or (pdf)
  6. Recognize and reward progress.


How to learn?

Suggested Learning Activities:

  • Workshops, institutes, etc.
  • In-house courses
  • Formal courses
  • Independent learning courses by correspondence, Internet
  • Reading books/journals focuses on need, problem
  • Giving presentations
  • Participating in special projects
  • Writing for publication
  • Coach/tutoring
  • Job exchange, visiting another library to study a procedure
  • See Also: Online tutorials on sites listed in the blogroll, and specific Learning Activities

Library Specific Skills

Links to free library skills tutorials

Examples from other libraries:

Work Skills
The Daily PlanIt Development Center has links to assess and develop work skills:

  • Computer skills
  • Communication
  • Teamwork
  • Goal Setting
  • Time Management

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