I got several invites last month as resource speaker for a series of librarian seminars and workshops.
On 27 August 2010, I will be at the old Nielsen Tower for Filipinas Heritage Library's Library Link Conference to speak of the end of publishing (what?!) and the future of books, reading and libraries. On 4 September 2010, I'll be with NCR teacher librarians for an Adarna House sponsored workshop on the Library Hub project of the DepEd. A day before this event, I might be in Vigan, Ilocos Sur for the annual conference of the Philippine Public Librarians League, Inc. to tackle on the topic of reading in the digital age.
Exciting topics! The burning questions I have right now are these: How can participants' learning or insights be measured? What feedback mechanisms can organizers use to assess and evaluate the effectiveness of the workshop or seminar? My point is such that, while these professional growth activities flourish, some concrete products of learning or change in behavior can be identified. PAARL, for one, is giving away awards for librarians and libraries who can create programs and activities from their workshops. Cool, huh?!