Transforming Library Staff Learning through Technology Skills Assessments

Technology skills assessments are powerful tools for identifying common skills gaps. We will provide you with a sample technology skills assessment that you can modify and a list of resources for free technology training. You’ll learn how to conduct the pre- and post-training assessments, and how to determine if more training is needed for your staff.


Regina Burgess
Panhandle Library Access Network, Inc.
Regina Burgess is the Director of Professional Development for the Panhandle Library Access Network. She coordinates continuing education for library staff in the Florida Panhandle. She previously worked at the Northwest Regional Library System, the Florida Department of Corrections, and the Holocaust Documentation and Education Center. She has an MLS from the University of North Texas and a BA in History from New Mexico State University.

Diana Silveira
Novare Library Services
Diana Silveira is a librarian and president of Novare Library Services where she works with libraries to develop, implement, and utilize technology effectively. She previously she worked at the Tampa Bay (FL) Library Consortium and the Charlotte Mecklenburg (NC) Library. She has an MLIS from UNC-Greensboro and a BS in psychology from Catawba College. She is the author of Library Technology Planning for Today and Tomorrow.