Sevier County, TN – The Sevier County Public Library System (SCPLS) hosted the Staff Development Training Workshop for the Tennessee Library Association (TLA) East Tennessee Region on Thursday, November 29, 2007 at the Fort Sanders Sevier County Senior Center. Approximately 75 public, school and collegiate librarians attended workshops focusing on working with personality types, learning to Wiki, renewing energy and passion for chosen career and website exploration for library employees and patrons.


Tennessee Library Presenters and Workshops included:

·      James Staub, Government Information Librarian, Tennessee State Library and Archives – “Off the Beaten Path: Fun, Useful and Downright Quirky Websites for Librarians and Patrons

·      K. C. Williams, SCPLS System Director – “What’s Your Style: Working with Other Personality Types without Killing Each Other”

·      Nancy Young, The Collaborative Center: “Renew Your Energy, Recapture Your Passion and Remind Yourself Why You LOVE Your Job!”

·      Maria Sochor, Assistant Circulation Supervisor, Brentwood Public Library: “Should You Wiki? An Overview of Library 2.0”


The Sevier County Public Library System closed November 29 so that all staff members could attend the staff development workshops and the attendees enjoyed a day of networking, sharing and learning. The Sevier County Public Library System wishes to extend a special note of appreciation and thanks to Lisa Yarber, Director, Sevier County Office on Aging and the Fort Sanders Sevier County Senior Center for providing a venue to host this event.


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