On-Demand Webinar

Becoming a Pro at Professional Development

Are you stuck in a professional rut? How can you find opportunities to develop yourself and your career?

Organizations say it all the time: “People are our most valuable asset.” When times are good and budgets secure, cutting-edge libraries mentor promising staff to grow into the leaders of tomorrow. However, when times are tough, employees must take charge of their own professional development to build the skills they need today and in the future.

During this candid conversation, Jay Turner will share insights and anecdotes from his non-traditional career about how taking charge of your professional development can open doors for you and your library. Walk away from this session with practical tips on creating and implementing your personal professional development plan. Attendees will learn how to:

  • Align professional development needs with organizational goals
  • Leverage the 70/20/10 model to maximize formal and informal learning opportunities
  • Create e-portfolios to showcase workplace learning

This 45-minute webinar will be followed by a Q&A session. Want to grow in your career? Watch the on-demand webinar to find out how!

About Our Presenter 

Jay Turner currently serves as Senior Consultant for Talent and Organization Development for the American Red Cross, serving as the business lead on a project to implement a national, enterprise-wide learning management solution. Prior to joining the American Red Cross, Jay logged over 15 years serving in multiple capacities in Georgia’s public libraries, where career highlights included implementing the award-winning Georgia Library Education Access Network (GLEAN), a statewide training and development program for all of Georgia’s 63 public library systems, and introducing an organizational talent management strategy in a large suburban library system. Jay served as an advisor on funding priorities for the Institute of Museum and Library Services and currently serves on the board of directors of the Public Library Association (PLA). Jay was the 2014 recipient of the Georgia Library Association’s Nix Jones Award, and was named one of Library Journal’s 2015 Movers and Shakers.


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Jay Turner

Senior Consultant for Talent and Organization Development for the American Red Cross

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