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Library training manuals provide invaluable guidance for new employees. However, they may be limited in content, hard to keep current, and may inadequately communicate information about your library. Collaborative technology provides great potential for current employees to contribute their knowledge and experiences.

Librarians at the University of Colorado Boulder crowd-sourced these experiences and incorporated them into a step-by-step training manual hosted on an accessible, easy to edit platform in the cloud. This manual removes barriers to communication and connects new employees to the larger organization.

This interactive and informative webinar will explore how to build a training manual that can be used with your own new employees.

 

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Original broadcast March 17, 2015

Instructor Bio ~ Adam H. Lisbon
Adam H. Lisbon is the Japanese & Korean Studies librarian at the University of Colorado Boulder. He helps develop CU’s vernacular collections in Asian languages and is promotes information literacy amongst the undergraduates who have chosen Japanese Studies as their major. His research focuses on applying easy to manage technology to library processes, how students who choose to major in a language engage with information online, and how libraries train and welcome their new employees.