Okay I’m going to be really honest.
I hate it when people say they don’t have time for professional development, aka learning. With everything that is available online it is easy to spend as little as ten minutes learning from others not just within the library industry but every field of practice or knowledge. With an internet connect information is available in little digestible bites.
When I mean digestible I don’t mean Rimmer’s memory pills* but quick, easily digestible pieces of information. This information can come in the form of a video, audio, text, image or a combination of all. Who produces it? Here are some of my favourite sources:
- TED Talks (https://www.ted.com/talks)
- RSA Animation Series (https://www.thersa.org/discover/videos/rsa-animate/)
- LinkedIn Groups – ALLA, ALIA, American Library Association and whatever else you want to follow
- Harvard Business Review (register and receive 5 free articles a month
All you need is a phone, tablet or computer and 10 minutes. What’s that mean? There are no excuses for not being a lifelong learner.
*Nerd reference - Red Drawf in origin