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Building Efficacy and Empowerment Among Staff with Microlearning

What do we mean by “microlearning”? It’s learning that is consumed in small bite-sized chunks, usually in an online context. It is usually self-direct...

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Library Staff Development Ideas,Training, & Trends for 2023

I t’s a dangerous business, predicting the future. Without predicting any specific events, though, it’s a good practice to look at broad trends with c...

Meet the Niche Academy Founders

A couple of weeks ago, I got the pleasure of interviewing the "founding fathers" of Niche Academy. When I sat down to prepare for the interview I felt...

Library Education

Niche Academy's Role in Improving Accessibility

This week, Computers in Libraries published an article I collaborated on with Sonya Shryer Norris (aka, The Plum Librarian). The article reports the r...

Hispanic Heritage Month 2022

Ifirst learned to speak Spanish when I was 4. I lived in Bogota Colombia at the time where my dad worked for the U.S. State Department. We left Colomb...

Organizational Health

How well do you receive feedback?

Feedback — in all of its forms — is critical to helping people identify their strengths and weaknesses. Delivered correctly, it can help foster profes...

Organizational Health

The benefits of a growth mindset

Do you believe that your skills, intelligence and abilities can be developed over time? Or do you believe that your talents are mostly fixed, meaning ...

Organizational Health

Why belonging is a better goal

Most organizations I’m aware of want to be perceived as inclusive, particularly for what are called “protected classes” like race, gender, age, religi...

Organizational Health

How to tell if you have a toxic work environment

No workplace environment is perfect, so it's important to understand that there's a difference between work with a few flaws and a toxic work environm...