to improve our agility and flexibility as individuals and
as an organization is to foster an on-going learning environment
throughout our library.
Plan's main purpose is to identify and develop the skills,
knowledge and/or attributes that will improve our individual
and organizational capabilities now and in the near future,
to achieve the mission of the Library as identified in the
What is the Development/Learning Plan?
result of the Library's strategic planning initiatives, the
learning plan has been further defined as:
A planning tool to develop and guide learning activities that
enhance our capabilities to carry out the mission of the Library.
It is designed to leverage a continuum of learning activities.
A complementary program that funds learning activities not
- The Library's professional travel program
- University's tuition assistance program.
Note: Learning Plan funds may be used for conference registration,
however should not be used for travel, meals, or hotel expenses.
Beinecke, Forestry, Law, Lewis Walpole, and
Medical will fund training activities for staff in their respective
units. All other units will submit funding requests to the
Library Business Office (LBO), SML.
A mutual agreement between managers and staff that on-going
learning on the part of staff members of all levels is crucial
to the successful achievement of our library's mission.
Managers play a key role in developing this on-going learning
environment and in inspiring their staff to develop skills
in new ways.