If you are creating a workshop or training session agenda, you might occasionally need some inspiration or a specific exercise that fits the goal of your session. The library of facilitation methods was created for this purpose in SessionLab, giving you the following opportunities under one roof:

Library overview

What is a library method?

In summary, a library method is a block containing all the information you’d need to run the activity, which can be added directly into your sessions. The point of the library is to collect potentially useful and/or frequently used blocks for your sessions, so you can easily browse and add blocks from the library to your session plans.

Note that the structure of library blocks is identical to the structure of blocks in your sessions. This brings the benefit that you can add any block from the library to your sessions and vice versa.

Library views

Different views help you to navigate the library:

library views
  • All Methods: Contains all methods you have access to, including the public and your own private ones (including your private team library as well, if you are member of a team)

  • My favorites: Lists all methods that you marked as favorite

  • Team libraries (optional): If you are member of a team in SessionLab, you also get access to a private library for the team

  • IAF Methods: Library view dedicated to the Methods Database of the International Association of Facilitators.

  • Methods I created: Contains all methods that you’ve created both on your Personal and Team workspaces, regardless of whether they are private or public. If you want to build up your own private personal library in SessionLab, this is the view that will show all your methods.

Each library view has a dedicated address (URL), so you can save or bookmark the specific library view you want to open.

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