Staff Development and Training 2023


Staff Development and Training Best Practices:
Effective Staff Preparation and Motivation
Part of the Library 2.0 Service, Safety, and Security Series with Dr. Steve Albrecht


How do we keep staff motivated in these times of economic turmoil, budget cuts, aging facilities, apathetic elected officials, and salaries that need to go up?

What training programs do our staff members really want to go to, versus the mandatory sessions we make them attend?

How do we create a work culture that supports all employees, gives opportunities for promotions for those who want to move up, and growth for those who want to feel better connected?

How can we use praise, rewards, and public recognition, knowing that employees come to work for more than just their salaries?

Can we make work “fun”? Can we encourage employees to be happier with what they do?

How do we define the concept of “staff development” in ways that help library leaders move from abstract buzzwords to concrete, action steps?

We’ll cover these important questions, plus the agenda below, in this 60-minute training webinar presented by Library 2.0 and hosted by ALA author and library service, safety, and security expert, Dr. Steve Albrecht.

A handout copy of the presentation slides will be available to all who participate.

This is an updated version of this webinar for 2023.


  • The current state of employee relations: quitting culture, “presenteeism,” and the challenges of public service work.
  • Helping employees avoid job burnout and work stress.
  • Using EQWLS: Employee Quality of Worklife Surveys.
  • Developing your in-house training team.
  • Selling, Not Just Telling: How and why library leaders can demonstrate the value of staff training.
  • Lessons from Stephen Covey’s The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People (plus a couple more from Steve Albrecht).
  • Creating rituals, rewards, celebrations, and ceremonies.

DATE: Thursday, February 16th, 2023, at 2:00 pm US - Eastern Time


  • $99/person - includes any-time access to the recording and the presentation slides and receiving a participation certificate. To arrange group discounts (see below), to submit a purchase order, or for any registration difficulties or questions, email
  • FREE for those on individual or group all-access passes (see below).


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SPECIAL GROUP RATES (email to arrange):

  • Multiple individual log-ins and access from the same organization paid together: $75 each for 3+ registrations, $65 each for 5+ registrations. Unlimited and non-expiring access for those log-ins.
  • The ability to show the webinar (live or recorded) to a group located in the same physical location or in the same virtual meeting from one log-in: $299.
  • Large-scale institutional access for viewing with individual login capability: $499 (hosted either at Library 2.0 or in Niche Academy). Unlimited and non-expiring access for those log-ins.


  • All-access annual passes include unlimited access to the recordings of all of Dr. Albrecht's previous Library 2.0 webinars, plus live and recorded access to his new webinars for one year. These are hosted either at Library 2.0 or Niche Academy (if preferred).
  • For a $499 individual all-access annual pass to all of Dr. Albrecht's live webinars and recordings for one year, please click here
  • Inquiries for all-access organizational contracts should be directed to

Since 2000, Dr. Steve Albrecht has trained thousands of library employees in 25+ states, live and online, in service, safety, and security. His programs are fast, entertaining, and provide tools that can be put to use immediately in the library workspace with all types of patrons. His new book, The Safe Library: Keeping Users, Staff, and Collections Secure, is published by Rowman & Littlefield.

In 2015, the ALA published his book, Library Security: Better Communication, Safer Facilities.

Steve holds a doctoral degree in Business Administration (D.B.A.), an M.A. in Security Management, a B.A. in English, and a B.S. in Psychology. He is board-certified in HR, security management, employee coaching, and threat assessment.

He has written 25 books on business, security, and leadership topics. He lives in Springfield, Missouri, with six dogs and two cats.

His professional website is