Archive for February, 2009

The thirteenth hour of T is for Training is entitled Or Is It T is for Twaining?. Download or listen to our fifth show of 2009 here.

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, ITunes Home, Friendfeed, LinkedIn, FaceBook, or Twitter. And join us on March 13th 2009 at 2 pm Eastern Time for the next T is for Training.

Joining on the call:

Stephanie Zimmerman, Library System of Lancaster County (PA)
Lori Reed, Public Library of Charlotte & Mecklenburg County (NC)
Marianne Lenox, Huntsville Madison County Public Library (AL)

And in chat (these are the folks I could identify) :

Andrew Schuping, Mercer University (GA)
Laura Botts, Mercer University (GA)
Beth Tribe, Howard County Public Library (MD)

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.

Today’s Topics:

Welcome – Introductions- Where You Blog.

Ideas and Implications of Budget Cuts on Libraries and Training

Did You Know 3.0

Techniques to Stay Up-to-Date

How to Create Brief Job Aids

ENJOY!

See you on the next episode of T is for Training on Friday Mach 13th at 2 pm Eastern Time.

When: TODAY Friday February 27th is the next recording of T is for Training at 2 pm Eastern Time.  Please dial or voip in and join us on the call/podcast.  Your guest host is Stephanie Zimmerman and I’m looking forward to help from all of you!

What we probably will talk about:

Ideas and implications of budget cuts on training and staff attendance at training.  Are you feeling the impact yet?  What challenges are you facing? What strategies do you have for learning with limited staff and a limited budget? Ideas from Lori Reed.  See the great discussion on friendfeed.

This great video Marianne Lenox posted to her blog would be a great topic on why being up-to-date on the social web is so important for trainers and the world! The video is Did You Know 3.0.  Here’s a site with the transcription of everything in the video.

Techniques for doing/exploring everything to stay up-to-date – such as learning new tech skills, catching up on books, anything and everything. From Andrew Schuping’s plea on friendfeed.

In relation to the above, do you use any online todo lists for your work?  What are your favorites and what are the best ways to use them? Ex. Ta-da and Doris (Thanks to Nicole Engard for bookmarking Doris)

Along the same theme, how do you make the best use of RSS in your work?  See this article on Techsoup.

How do you create brief job aids, quick references and other training documents?  From point #2 in this newsletter from the Training Doctor: “Now That’s a Job Aid: No doubt you are familiar with the US Air plane crashlanding into the Hudson River in New York last month. But did you know that the co-pilot only had 3,200 feet to complete a 3-page emergency landing checksheet – a job aid that is normally begun at 35,000 feet!? There’s a lesson for all of us trainers: brevity, specificity, directness. We don’t know how far the co-pilot got in his checklist, but we DO know he didn’t have time to seal the hatches on the lower part of the plane – contributing, in part, to the plane taking on water and sinking so rapidly.”

Where and How? : The show’s address is here:  http://www.talkshoe.com/tc/24719 You can listen live by clicking on the show’s page. You can call in, listen to the stream, or come by and chat.  It is up to you, but please do come. If you want to participate with your voice on the call, you should probably join Talkshoe before the show. You can catch up with all of the episodes  you may have missed by going to the Talkshoe either via the sidebar widget or via the web.

2point-0-ed? Keep up with us via: Our blog, Podcast Feed, ITunes HomeFriendfeed, LinkedIn, FaceBook, or Twitter.

Please join me, Stephanie Zimmerman, as your guest host for the next T is for Training podcast.  We wish Maurice a sunny, warm vacation.  Looking forward to a lot of help from all of you as participants!

When: Friday February 27th marks the next recording of  T is for Training at 2 pm Eastern Time.  Please dial or voip in and join us on the call/podcast.

What we probably will talk about:

This great video Marianne Lenox posted to her blog would be a great topic on why being up-to-date on the social web is so important for trainers and the world! The video is Did You Know 3.0.  Here’s a site with the transcription of everything in the video.

Techniques for doing/exploring everything to stay up-to-date – such as learning new tech skills, catching up on books, anything and everything. From Andrew Schuping’s plea on friendfeed.

In relation to the above, do you use any online todo lists for your work?  What are your favorites and what are the best ways to use them? Ex. Ta-da and Doris (Thanks to Nicole Engard for bookmarking Doris)

Along the same theme, how do you make the best use of RSS in your work?  See this article on Techsoup.

How do you create brief job aids, quick references and other training documents?  From point #2 in this newsletter from the Training Doctor: “Now That’s a Job Aid: No doubt you are familiar with the US Air plane crashlanding into the Hudson River in New York last month. But did you know that the co-pilot only had 3,200 feet to complete a 3-page emergency landing checksheet – a job aid that is normally begun at 35,000 feet!? There’s a lesson for all of us trainers: brevity, specificity, directness. We don’t know how far the co-pilot got in his checklist, but we DO know he didn’t have time to seal the hatches on the lower part of the plane – contributing, in part, to the plane taking on water and sinking so rapidly.”

Ideas and implications of budget cuts on training and staff attendance at training.  Plus,  following up on our discussion in the last 2 shows about presentation pressure, what do you like/dislike at conference presentations? Ideas from Lori Reed.

Where and How? : The show’s address is here:  http://www.talkshoe.com/tc/24719 You can listen live by clicking on the show’s page. You can call in, listen to the stream, or come by and chat.  It is up to you, but please do come. If you want to participate with your voice on the call, you should probably join Talkshoe before the show. You can catch up with all of the episodes  you may have missed by going to the Talkshoe either via the sidebar widget or via the web.

2point-0-ed? Keep up with us via: Our blog, Podcast Feed, ITunes HomeFriendfeed, LinkedIn, FaceBook, or Twitter.

The Uncontrolled Vocabulary (UnVocab) podcast is going on a priority readjusting hiatus.  The show’s host, Greg S.  is going to focus on his family for the time being.

While it is a sad day for those of us fellow podcasters, I suggest that you give a listen to some of the shows. Just about every week, UnVocab focused on a smorgasbord of topics directly related to libraries, library science, knowledge and information management, censorship via a very freewheeling discussion with from a wide sampling of library professionals.

I think that the title of the last (for now show) A Startlingly Poor Grasp of Basic Economics serves as a tribute to the quality and honesty of discussion often featured on the podcast. His show was the right open forum at the right time.

As the main wrangler for this show, I can say without hesitation that without UnVocab,  there would be no T is for Training.

For that and a whole bunch of other things a big THANK YOU GREG.  Thank you for giving the international library community your time and skill.  And thank every guest on your show for contributing to your show and for inspiring the free flowing nature of T is for Training.

I wish you luck reshaping your priorities and taking care of your family.   I will raise a freshly made margarita in honor of your choice.

I also hope that those UV shirts don’t become relics and that the show comes back in some form in the near future.

Come back Greg, come back.  (only when you are ready of course.)

I will be vacationing on a semi-remote island next week, but the show must go on as scheduled. So…

Stephanie Zimmerman!!! (T is for Training Contributor and incredibly regular participant)  will be hosting the show next Friday, February 27th at 2 pm Eastern Time.

Stephanie has been featured before on T is for Training singing the Training the Trainers Theme Song.

Please join the call and suggest topics via our usual channels for the show.

And a BIG THANK YOU to Stephanie for hosting the show.

I am sure it will be fantastic.

The twelve hour of T is for Training is entitled Secret Agent of Change. Download or listen to our fourth show of 2009 here.

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

Bobbi Newman (a T is for Training usual suspect) has a “big” dog that has been dealt a bad break.   Read more and see how you can support his recovery at http://oscarhascushings.blogspot.com Thank you.

Follow us on Our blog, Podcast Feed, ITunes Home, Friendfeed, LinkedIn, FaceBook, or Twitter. And join us on February 27th 2009 at 2 pm Eastern Time for the next T is for Training.

Joining on the call:

Maurice Coleman Harford County (MD) Public Library
Stephanie Zimmerman
Library System of Lancaster County (PA)
Bobbi Newman, Missouri River Regional Library (MO)
Peter Bromberg
,
South Jersey Regional Library Cooperative (NJ)

And in chat (these are the folks I could identify) :

Laura Botts, Mercer University (GA)
Brenda Hough
, MaintainIT Project Welcome First Timer!
Andrew Schuping
, Mercer University (GA) Welcome First Timer!
Stephen Mayer
, METRO Welcome First Timer!
Robin C

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.

Today’s Topics:

Welcome – Introductions- Where You Blog.

How Can We Teach Others to Change?

Presentation Pressure

Making Training Shine in Difficult Times

ENJOY!

See you on the next episode of T is for Training on Friday Feburary 27th at 2 pm Eastern Time.

When: Friday February 13th (Friday/tomorrow) marks the next recording of T is for Training at 2 pm Eastern Time.  Please dial or voip in and join us on the call/podcast.

What we probably will talk about:

How Can We Teach Others to Change? If librarians are inherently conservative and we FF/Facebook/Twitter/IM/2d Life etc folks are outliers, how can we bring change into our organizations? How can we teach others to be agents of change?

Presentation Pressure: Reference article: http://acrlog.org/2009/01/26/too-much-presentation-pressure/ This was touched on last show but I believe merits additional discussion.

Active Learning (For The College Classroom:) What lessons or ideas can we incorporate from this article into our own presentations? Source: http://www.calstatela.edu/dept/chem/chem2/Active/#individual This is a really detailed article.

If no one has read it, then we will discuss a suggestion of Lori Reed:

Making Training Shine in Difficult Times: Things we can do to make training stand out during tough economic times. How can we be seen as a business partner to the organization rather than “just a trainer.” Ways we can collaborate with other trainers to spread the training wealth.

Where and How? : The show’s address is here:  http://www.talkshoe.com/tc/24719 You can listen live by clicking on the show’s page. You can call in, listen to the stream, or come by and chat.  It is up to you, but please do come. If you want to participate with your voice on the call, you should probably join Talkshoe before the show. You can catch up with all of the episodes  you may have missed by going to the Talkshoe either via the sidebar widget or via the web.

2point-0-ed? Keep up with us via: Our blog, Podcast Feed, ITunes HomeFriendfeed, LinkedIn, FaceBook, or Twitter.





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