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ACRL Digital Badge Interest Group Holding Fall Virtual Program, “The Badge Is Half the Battle: Digital Badging as Training Motivation” (Wed., Nov. 30, at 12:00 PM CDT)–No Registration Required

(via Wendy Pothier, University of New Hampshire)

The ACRL Digital Badge Interest Group (DBIG) will hold its Fall Virtual Program on Wednesday, November 30, at 12:00 PM CDT. The program is titled “The Badge is Half the Battle: Digital Badging as Training Motivation”, and the presenter is Jennifer Wright. Please see below for more information, including the link to access the webinar. No registration is required.

Program Description: This session will focus on the practical side of implementing and assessing two types of badging programs in a public library. While digital badges and microcredentials have generated much discussion, research and practical advice for library training programs remains minimal. This presentation will outline real-world experiences and findings related to staff training motivation and will discuss honestly the challenges and limitations of badging programs for library staff.

Speaker Bio: Jennifer Wright is the Assistant County Librarian of Public Services with the Spartanburg County Public Libraries (SCPL) in South Carolina. She previously held the title of Director of Planning & Training at SCPL and, prior to moving into public libraries, was the director of a small university library. She holds an MLIS from the University of South Carolina and an MS in Management and Leadership from Western Governors University, and is currently a doctoral candidate in Professional Leadership studies at Converse University in Spartanburg, SC.

This program is relevant to library workers from all library types, academic, public, special, etc. No registration required. Join us here.

Learn more about ACRL DBIG here.

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