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Professional Development at the NJLA Conference

| Burlington County Library

Have you ever wondered about the professional development opportunities your library staff is pursuing? One of the biggest, local continuing education events available to staff is the annual New Jersey Library Association (NJLA) Conference from June 1-3 at Harrah’s in Atlantic City.

On June 2, Lifelong Learning Manager Rosy Wagner and two other library professionals will lead a session titled Beyond the Books: Embracing the OpportUNITY to be Uncomfortable. Designed to be interactive, panelists will share ideas for taking the next step after diversifying library materials and expanding services to vulnerable communities. Attendees will be encouraged to share their own experiences adapting or improving library collections, services and procedures to be more inclusive and accessible.

On June 3, Director Ranjna Das will join three other New Jersey library directors to discuss Motivating and Managing Staff. In this session, she will cover adapting management and motivation strategies to accommodate people at different stages of their professional careers. Also on June 3, Virtual Library Manager Jon Braun will present Crafting a New Library Experience, a poster session highlighting the collaboration between BCLS staff and website design company Interpersonal Frequency. He will focus on best practices, content strategy and plans for the next steps in fine-tuning the library system’s online presence.

We look forward to seeing what new ideas our staff brings back this year!

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