Little eLit publishes chapter 8 of its ebook Young Children, New Media and Libraries titled “Tech Savvy Library Professionals” by Jennifer Hopwood of Southern Maryland Regional Library Association. In this chapter, Jennifer gives suggestions for training models and professional development experiences for library staff to develop and strengthen their new media competencies. She explains that,
“Having a well-trained, tech savvy staff is the foundation that is needed before any new media project can fully begin. It is important to learn as much as possible, assess the needs of the community and staff, and to implement a training program that best serves both the individual and the institution’s goals so that any implementation of new media in the library is both intentional and supported by staff competency”
Some topics she addresses are adult learning styles, project management for training sessions, and types of professional development. She also presents various examples of different new media trainings to give library staff ideas of sessions they can implement in their setting.