ALA Essentials for Library Workers: Customer Service
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Patron interaction is part of every library job whether you work at the circulation desk or in the administrative office. The way you relate to your patrons reflects not only on you, but on your library and your community as a whole.
This training session shows you how to create a welcoming, friendly experience for your patrons. You will enhance your listening and communications skills to make difficult conversations with angry, chatty, or overly-demanding individuals as graceful as possible.
After participating in this training, you will learn
- How to provide the best customer service to your patrons and the qualities that make up great customer service
- The top eight tips for greeting your patrons
- What not to say to patrons and how best to approach difficult conversations
Your purchase grants your library a one-year license to use this training for the number of users within your library that you’ve selected in the drop-down menu. For pricing on bulk registrations for over 125 users, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Learn more about the ALA Essentials for Library Workers series by viewing this free informational webinar.
About the Instructor
Known as an engaging and fun presenter, Laurie Brown has more than 20 years’ experience as a trainer, coach, and speaker. In addition to customer service, she speaks on developing effective communication skills. She was a facilitator in the Public Library Association’s Turning the Page 2.0 advocacy training. Brown has worked with culturally diverse audiences at all organizational levels, and her clients have included Fortune 500 companies, government agencies, and small family-owned businesses.