Archive for September, 2008

Episode 2 of T is for Training:How is Stumbled Into Training is now available here via  MP3.

Links to the many things talked about on the podcast are available on the Delicious Tagged Links Page tisfortraining.

Follow us on Our blog, Podcast Feed, Friendfeed, LinkedIn, FaceBook, or Twitter. And join us on October 10th at 2 pm Eastern Time for the next T is for Training.

Joining on the call:

Maurice Coleman, Harford County (MD) Public Library
Marianne Lenox,
Huntsville Madison County Public Library (AL)
Lori Reed,  Public Library of Charlotte & Mecklenburg County (NC)
Beth Tribe, Howard County Public Library (MD)
Dani Vaughn-Tucker
– Misericordia University (PA)
Stephanie Zimmerman, Library System of Lancaster County (PA)
Jennifer Ranck, Eastern Shore (MD) Regional Library

And our very active live chat participants:Polly-Alida Farrington – Technology related consultant; Greg Schwartz – Louisville Free Public Library; and  Alan Simpson -  Howard County Public Library (MD).  There was also someone identifying as Illya? and a Guest from East Texas.

And the Topics Discussed:

Welcome/Icebreaker/Why T is for Training

Undercover Training: How do you handle those “outside of your system” training opportunities. Background: If you are a trainer, you know what we are taking about.  These trainings that you do outside of your system – do you do these as part of your current job or do you use vacation time and charge a consulting fee? Or both?  Or neither?

Do you want to go to ALA? Or CIL or LITA? (Tip o’ the T cap to ff’er Mhardy for inspiring this segment title.) Background: Starting with a response to Marianne Lenox who was wondering how many and which conferences she should request to attend in 2009,  this FF conversation is still getting added comments.  So… Which conferences have you been to that you loved or hated or wanted to give another chance?   If you could create a conference, what would it cover?

Qualify and Certify: Trainer Certifications, Qualifications and Organizations.
How did you become a trainer?  Are there real certifications that help? Was there college/trade school involved?

From the Back Room: Helping a small church library in East Texas.

Remember: Links to the many things talked about on the podcast are available on the Delicious Links Page tisfortraining.

Follow us on Our blog, Podcast Feed, Friendfeed, LinkedIn, FaceBook, or Twitter. And join us on October 10th at 2 pm Eastern Time for the next T is for Training.

The opinions expressed by call participants are those of the participants and not necessarily those of any institution or group they represent or are associated with. And thanks to those who participated by chat.  We would love to hear your voice next time.

Hot off the podcast press is episode 2 of T is for Training:

Episode MP3 is here.

If you are interested in some of the training sites mentioned in the podcast, check out the Delicious Links Page tisfortraining

Full notes to follow.  Let us know if you found anything useful or want to have something discussed on the show.

Thanks for listening.

Join us Friday (Sept 26th) at 2 pm for the second episode of the T is for Training podcast.  You can listen live by clicking on the show’s page.

If you want to participated on the call, you probably should join  Talkshoe before the show.

All of the call information is on the sidebar of the blog or here:

Phone Number: (724) 444-7444
Call ID: 24719

The planned agenda:

Welcome

IceBreaker –  Who are you, affiliation (if you want to,) where are you from and do you blog and if so where?

Why T is for Training

Undercover Training: How do you handle those “outside of your system” training opportunities.
Background: If you are a trainer, you know what we are taking about.  These trainings that you do outside of your system – do you do these as part of your current job or do you use vacation time and charge a consulting fee? Or both?  Or neither?

Do you want to go to ALA? Or CIL or LITA? (Tip o’ the T cap to ff’er Mhardy for inspiring this segment title.)
Background
: Starting with a response to Marianne Lenox who was wondering how many and which conferences she should request to attend in 2009,  this FF conversation is still getting added comments.  So… Which conferences have you been to that you loved or hated or wanted to give another chance?  If you had to pick one conference to attend, which one and why? What conference do you wish you could attend?  If you could create a conference, what would it cover?

Qualify and Certify: Trainer Certifications, Qualifications and Organizations.
How did you become a trainer?  Are there real certifications that help? Was there college/trade school involved?

From the Back Room — A place to to talk about…

Wrap-up

Foreshadowing...For show 3 ( Friday October 10th 2 pm) 

How do we handle assessment in all of its forms as trainers?
Background: Inspired by this blog post by Meredith Farkas, how do we ensure that our training works?  How we create time to do not just individual workshop pre and post assessment, but big picture staff development and training assessment?

How do you say what you say so that your trainees understand what you are saying?
Background: Inspired by Librarian by Day’s favoriting of a video about the power of language. Using different languages to convey the same idea.  Is this the secret to providing training that is remembered?  What is the role of language in training and evaluation?

I hope you join us live or on talkshoe for the call.  See you then.  Lets have some feedback, shall we?

Please join us Friday at 2 pm for T is for Training.

A tenative agenda will be coming out tomorrow, but here is something new for you to look at and enjoy:

The LinkedIn T is for Training Group page.

Here are the callers, topics, resources and links from this morning’s T is for Training Episode 1: “My Brain is My Learning Environment. The Episode podcast is here. Download to your favorite media player.  If you want to listen to the show using streaming audio, just click to the Episode stream here on the blog.  Feel free to add to the resources by commenting or by tagging via delicious tag - tisfortraining

Today’s Callers: The opinions expressed by call participants are those of the participants and not necessarily those of any institution or group they represent or are associated with. And thanks to those who participated by chat.  We would love to hear your voice next time.

Nini Beegan,  Maryland Online Learning Coordinator, DLDS
Maurice Coleman, Harford County (MD) Public Library
Honore Francois, Coordinator, Library Associate Training Institute (MD)
Marianne Lenox, Huntsville Madison County Public Library (AL)
Lori Reed,  Public Library of Charlotte & Mecklenburg County (NC)
Alan Simpson, Howard County Public Library (MD)
Julie Strange, Maryland Ask Us Now
Beth Tribe
, Howard County Public Library (MD)
Stephanie Zimmerman, Library System of Lancaster County (PA)

And the Topics Discussed:

Welcome/Icebreaker/Why T is for Training

Dealing with Information Overload (Article by Sarah Houghton-Jan)

Resources: AideRSS, FriendFeed, Some FriendFeed Grease Monkey Scripts, StumbleRead (A tool to use with FriendFeed,) Delicious tag – Popular, Flock, (a social aggregator web browser,) Xobni (An Inbox assistant built to work with Outlook,) Blackberry, Palm Smartphones.

What is a/your personal learning environment? (Article) and Dealing with your staff personal training needs.

Resources: Marianne’s WebJunction Webminar on Personal Learning Environments, PageFlakes personalized social home page, Netvibes Personal Start Page for the web, Google Reader – Google’s RSS Feed reader, A Just In Time Training Resource,

What tools do you use to transfer your small burst/Just in Time Trainings?

Resources: Jing, Screen Image Capture and Sharing, PDFCreator: Use PDFCreator to create PDFs from any printable program, PDF Editor, Open Source PDF Editing, Foxit PDF Reader for Windows, Wink Screencasting Software, Camtasia Screencasting Software, Drupal Content Management System, Learning Style Test One, Learning Style Test Two.

What kinds of skills do we need to teach in library school to encourage quality training?

From the Back Room

Coming Soon:

What is going on in Library School to support training?
Continuing Education for Library Staff;
Trainer Certifications and Qualifications;
Undercover Training: How to handle “outside of your job” training opportunities.

If you have any resources for the above topics feel free to tag and annotate them at delicious with the tisfortraining tag or add a comment.

Join us tomorrow for the maiden voyage of the T is for Training podcast.  You can join live by clicking on the show’s page. It you want to join talkshoe to also follow other podcasts, feel free to do so before the show.  All of the call information is on the sidebar of the blog or here:

Phone Number: (724) 444-7444
Call ID: 24719

The agenda so far:

Welcome

IceBreaker — Who are you, where are you from and do you blog?

Why T is for Training

Being Wired or Being Tired: 10 Ways to Cope with Information Overload an article by Sarah Houghton-Jan (also known as The Librarian In Black)  A topic near and dear to most trainer’s hearts. How do you do or don’t do it?

What is a/your personal learning environment? This article discusses it from a Web 2.0 slant, but do you use a blend of 1.0 (websites/email) and 2.0 (read/write/socialweb) tools for your personal learning? What tool have you stopped using for your personal learning?

What kinds of skills do we need to teach in library school to encourage quality training? For the non MLS library worker listeners out there, does someone know know what skills, if any, are taught now in library school to encourage or discourage quality training.

From the Back Room — A place for trainers to talk about what ever is on their mind with other trainers or to ask for help.

I hope you join us live or on talkshoe for the call.  See you then.

In addition to the topics listed in the first post about the upcoming podcast ( T is for Training #1 possible topics)  there was an addition via twitter of a possible topic for the show by twitter user MegCanada:

What kinds of skills do we need to teach in library school to encourage quality training?  For the non MLS library worker listeners out there, does someone know know what skills, if any, are taught now in library school to encourage or discourage quality training.

Thanks Meg for the first show topic via Twitter.  Now if you can please comment on this post, the original post or on friendfeed/facebook.

Thank you again and see you Friday.

With just under a week to go before the first T is for Training podcast, (You can subscribe o the feed here,)  we are beginning to build an agenda for the show.  You can also suggest topics and appropriate sites by bookmarking in delicious using the tisfortraining tag.

Possible Topics for this show (in no particular order):

A) Colleges Confront Shootings with Survival Training (AP Article here) from the Kept Up Academic Librarian Blog .
*We talked about it in the pilot, but wanted to revisit it in the first show.”

B) Being Wired or Being Tired: 10 Ways to Cope with Information Overload an article by Sarah Houghton-Jan (also known as The Librarian In Black)
A topic near and dear to most trainer’s hearts.

C) How Enterprise 2.0 Fosters Innovation: Stop Groupthink.
A very interesting article found at I Am Not Actually A Geek

D) What is a/your personal learning environment?  This article discusses it from a Web 2.0 slant, but do you use a blend of 1.0 (websites/email) and 2.0 (read/write/socialweb) tools for your personal learning? What tool have you stopped using for your personal learning?

E) You have delivered a great training for staff forever changing your organization for the better.   But only a few employees were able to attend.  How you make sure the knowledge and information in that  training is transferred to your staff?   How about new staff?  Do they just get left behind?

F) Are there “Top Ten Techie Trainer Traits?”  Inspired by Roy Tennant’s post on Library Journal Top Ten Techie Traits

These possibilities will join these standing items:

General Welcoming of People

The Vent — An end of show moment to let it all hang out.

Please let us know what you think via the comments to this post.

Thanks and see you on Friday.  11 Eastern.  Be There.  Aloha.

Thanks to the folks who thought about, considered, ignored, commented on here or on FriendFeed about the Training Alphabet.  *Julie just added something to the alphabet!*

Not suprisingly there are some letters with some multiple possibilities.  Without further adieu here are the doubles:

A is for attitude or aptitude or ability or adult learner or audience
B is for balance or beginning
C is for community or connected or comprehension or connecting or communication style
D is for devices or digital
E is for entertaining or experiment or engaging
J is for jump into it or joy of learning or jamming or just in time
K is for know when to ask for help or knocking down doors 2 perception or knowledge
L is for lifelong learning or listening
M is for managing expectations or microblog or managing identity or memorable
O is for options or objectives
P is for play or prepared
Q is for question or quality
U is for understanding or usual or unusual arguments
V is for variety or victories (celebrating them)
W is for web 2.x or wisdom
X is for eXperiment or X-Lib 2.0
Y is for you or yes!
Z is for zest or zeal

if you have an opinion about a letter or  this whole little thing, just comment away
or just say..”wow this is so cool..” they are all great,
or anything in between would work.

Just let us know.





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