AALL Spectrum

AALL Spectrum / January/February 2018 / Volume 22, Number 3

AALL Spectrum / Published by American Association of Law Libraries

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54 AALL SPECTRUM | WWW.AALLNET.ORG Q How do you seek out professional development opportunities and training as you continue to take on responsibilities and develop yourself as a manager? In other words, how do you tackle it all— training and practicing what you are being trained on—when there are only 24 hours in a day? REFERENCE DESK BY LIZ McCURRY JOHNSON, DOLLY KNIGHT, & MARIBEL NASH BUSINESS EDGE Finding Time for Training Dolly: I have a few factors in my life that can get in the way of profession- al development: my library is very small, our professional development budget is also small, and I am located pretty far from the major cities where most in-person development takes place. (While it is true that Los Angeles is an hour away, that's only if you remove every other car on the road and drive at Formula One speeds.) I imagine most people can relate to the feeling of missing out on an opportunity because they don't have stang to cover their absence, the training costs too much, the training is being held in-person very far away, or all three. It's depressing, all the opportunities you can miss. On top of all of this, I have my regular re- sponsibilities and I occasionally like to have a life outside of work, so yes, it becomes dicult to balance everything.

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