Professional Development Committee Reinstated

NILRC Members,

We heard you! Based on the wonderful, robust feedback we received both at the NILRC Allerton Conference and at this month’s virtual Town Hall, we saw a great need to provide training and development opportunities to all of our members throughout the year.

As a result, the NILRC Board has reinstated and revised the Professional Development Committee to meet the needs of today’s library and LRC employees:

The Professional Development Committee coordinates and creates training and development resources for all levels of library employees. Delivery methods include asynchronous education models, such as recorded webinars and moderated listserv discussions, in addition to synchronous methods. The Professional Development Committee is expected to communicate with other NILRC committees to avoid duplicative efforts and maximize the diversity of topics covered across the modes of delivery.

Micheal Kott of Morton College has agreed to serve as inaugural committee chair.

We are currently seeking committee members! Committee membership should reflect the diversity of functions, employee groups, and departments that comprise our libraries and LRCs across the state. If you work in a library or LRC, you are eligible.

We are aware that this listserv does not reach everyone—please pass along this message to talented people you know and invite them to join the committee.

Reach out to Micheal or myself to indicate interest or ask questions.

This is an exciting time at NILRC, and we’d love for you to be a part of it.

Please inform us of your interest by Tuesday, December 11.

Thank you.