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A library training workshop is an effective way to teach and expand staff skills and, in the process, create interest in new library-related procedures. Hosting a workshop presents an opportunity to cultivate shared knowledge internally, and inviting outside participation provides a forum for strengthening external relationships and exchanging ideas. This article offers a detailed look at organizing a workshop—from budgeting and selecting a trainer to registering participants and making local arrangements. Additionally, it offers practical guidance for successfully planning and organizing a training workshop that will be a rewarding experience for participants, trainer, and host.

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This is a preprint of an article whose final and definitive form has been published in Cataloging & Classification Quarterly, © 2009 Taylor & Francis; Cataloging & Classification Quarterly is available online at: DOI: 10.1080/01639370802455216