Earlier this month I was asked to put together a timeline of the technology my library has introduced since 1995. We want to get a clearer picture of all the things library staff have had to learn, absorb and incorporate in their daily work lives. I’ve been able to put a basic timeline together that […]Read More It’s staggering how much we’ve learned.
RreadWriteWeb’s interesting experience with Facebook Connect and frustrated Facebook users was an interesting example of how ‘ordinary’ people use the internet. Many of the commenters on the post didn’t actually read it. It’s an interesting bit about how Facebook and AOL are working together to integrate Facebook contacts into AOL instant messaging contacts. But that’s not what […]Read More A lot of work to do
I taught a class today that we call “Working with Windows”. It’s a basic class that is designed to teach people the basics of working with a computer. We cover opening programs (Word), saving files, deleting files, copying/pasting, right-clicking and using the internet. These are things that I, you, most people who use a […]Read More Class
This session was really two different topics, two different libraries/audiences, and two different presentations. The slides for both presentations are available here. The first speaker was Lorette S.J. Weldon. She discussed how she was able to increase the use of her library by using Google. She began by replicating (?) her small library’s (I apologize […]Read More Googlization & Gadget Support for the Library
This is week one of my library’s staff development program. I’m very excited and more than a little curious to see what everyone will do. It is going to be interesting to see how the diverse staff will embrace the tools we are introducing to them. Some people are quite savy while others are a […]Read More Curiosity
Blog or Wiki? I’m beginning to like the sites that use wikis…they seem a little better to me. You don’t have to scroll a lot and each “thing” has it’s own page. (I have seen a few WordPress blogs that used multiple pages though) By using a wiki we can lay out what we want […]Read More How to present the training to staff
After looking at a dozen or so it seems that the main topics of coverage are: Lifelong learning Blogs Rss Feeds Wikis Tagging/Social Bookmarking Photos/Videos Online collaboration/productivity tools Social networking Some sites covered more, some less. All of the sites had the first 6. I’ll keep looking at more sites just to make sure.Read More What to cover?
My assignment from the last meeting is to recommend what we want to cover in our training. So I’m going through a few sites and comparing what they did/are doing. Of course, everything is based on the 23 things from PLCMC and many places have copied it exactly. Nothing wrong with that! A lot of […]Read More What do other libraries cover?