Archive for April, 2009

The eighteenth hour of T is for Training is entitled They Would Look At Us Like Aliens.  Download and listen to our tenth show of 2009 here.

Follow us on Our blog, Podcast Feed, ITunes Home, Friendfeed, our new Google Group, LinkedIn, FaceBookTwitter, and our new Twitter Twibe. (Thanks Beth! I still can’t say it without thinking of Elmer Fudd.)

Go to the delicious page : http://delicious.com/tag/tisfortraining to see relevant links.

And join us on May 8th 2009 at 2 pm Eastern Time for the next T is for Training. This means you.

T is for Training is supported by you the audience and our usual supporters LISHost, the library friendly hosting service and the Library Society of the World Shovers and Makers (you have until May 15th to declare yourself a Shover and Maker.)

Remember to register for Pres4Lib, An East Coast Library camp for speakers and trainers being held on June 12th in Princeton NJ.

On the today’s show:

Maurice Coleman Harford County (MD) Public Library
Beth Tribe, Howard County Public Library (MD)
Lori Reed, Public Library of Charlotte & Mecklenburg County (NC)
Andrew Schuping, Mercer University (GA)
Kevin Urian, Cecil County (MD) Public Library
Paul Signorelli, Paul Singorelli and Associates
Laura Botts, Mercer University (GA)
Angela Paterek, Training Manager, Rocky River Public Library (OH)
Rachel Rappaport, Howard County Public Library (MD) Welcome first timer Rachel!

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 we talked about:

When Training Counts?
Recap: How to measure the success of staff training on staff retention.  We eventually focused on how we measure the success of new hire training and orientation.

What is the effectiveness of RSS for communicating to staff and patrons?
Recap: Well overall not too much.  We then talked about how to get staff excited and using the new tools, what support does training need in a library and how to apply 23 things like trainings to your staff’s everyday work.

We will work on Libworm (A library centric RSS Resource index) recommendations in the coming weeks.  Also we will pull from the delicious account some great resources.

What do you look for or what do you need to support your career as a trainer?
Recap: Well places such as infopeople, ASTD, and fellow trainers were looked at as  sources.

I think talkshoe has wrap it up music.  Nice. I think.


First I hope to see a bunch of folks tomorrow (Friday April 24th) at  2 pm Eastern time.

T is for Training is supported by you the audience and our usual supporters LISHost, the library friendly hosting service and the Library Society of the World Shovers and Makers (you have until May 15th to declare yourself a Shover and Maker.)

Tomorrow’s Topics to date:

When Training Counts? What type of investment does your institution make in training and what type of dividends do we see? From Lori Reed

All About RSS

First: What is the effectiveness of RSS for communicating to staff and patrons?

Second: Both Lori Reed and Libworm ( A library centric RSS Resource index) would like some ideas of training site feeds feeds and LibWorm would like some canned Training and ID queries for their users.

What do you look for or what do you need to support your career as a trainer?

Remember to register for Pres4Lib, An East Coast Library camp for speakers and trainers being held on June 12th in Princeton NJ.

Go to the delicious page : http://delicious.com/tag/tisfortraining to see relevant links.

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, Google Group, or Twitter.
See you tomorrow.  

The seventeenth hour of T is for Training is entitled I Had Netbook Envy or If You Can’t Make It, Steal It! . Download and listen to our ninth show of 2009 here.

Follow us on Our blog, Podcast Feed, ITunes Home, Friendfeed, our new Google Group, LinkedIn, FaceBook, or Twitter.

And join us on April 24th 2009 at 2 pm Eastern Time for the next T is for Training.  And join the Google Group. Go ahead. Do it.

T is for Training is supported by you the audience and our usual supporters LISHost, the library friendly hosting service and the Library Society of the World Shovers and Makers.

On the today’s show:

Maurice Coleman Harford County (MD) Public Library
Julie Strange, Maryland Ask Us Now (MD)
Peter Bromberg, South Jersey Regional Library Cooperative (NJ)
Jessica Sanchez, Kettering University (MI)
Polly Potter, Nolichucky Regional Library (TN)
Jason Puckett, Georgia State University Library (GA)

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 we talked about:

Computers In Libraries 2009 Wrap Up and Down:

Recap: We loved the lobbycon/carpetcon/tablecon informal sessions, wifi, power and the great presentations.   For next year, perhaps identifying sessions by basic and advanced courses.  Also, include some hands on tracks, like the preconferences but within the conference.  Also the two folks who were not there were able to use twitter, ustream live, flickr and blog posts to feel that they also got some takeaways from the conference.   Also the live podcast was a big hit.

Pres4Lib: An East Coast Library camp for speakers and trainers being held on June 12th in Princeton NJ.  Looking to become an annual event.  As far as we know it will be the first Presenter/Trainer/Speaker focused library camp!

Recap: We want to see some learning around “Active Learning”  Exercises and modules; BattleDecks; and making sure that the conference is easily able to tag.

Adventures in Library Instruction Podcast A new podcast about instructional development in libraries.

Recap: New podcast specifically focused around libraries and instuctional development.  They started it because there was nothing out there that met his instructional design needs. (We here at T is for Training completely understand.)

Today’s Topics so far:

Computers In Libraries 2009: Yea’s Nay’s WrapUp, Lessons Learned and what we would like as trainers for future workshops. What would entice you to come to future CIL’s if you were unable to come to this one?

Pres4Lib: An East Coast Library camp for speakers and trainers being held on June 12th in Princeton NJ. What would you want to get out of a one day speaker/trainer unconference/library camp?  Who would you invite?

New: T is for Training is now the proud parent of a Google Group called, T is for Training (natch.)

Go to the delicious page : http://delicious.com/tag/tisfortraining to see relevant links.

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, Google Group, or Twitter.
See you all at 2 pm Eastern time today.

So, last night we were able to record a LIVE T is for Training featuring some usual suspects and some new faces.

The sixteenth and first LIVE  hour of T is for Training is entitled Bringing the Back Channel to the Front. Download or listen to our seventh show of 2009 here.

Follow us on Our blog, Podcast Feed, ITunes Home, Friendfeed, LinkedIn, FaceBook, or Twitter. And join us on Either April 9th or 10th 2009 at 2 pm Eastern Time for the next T is for Training.

On the show:

Usual Suspects:

Maurice Coleman Harford County (MD) Public Library
Jill Hurst-Wahl, Syracuse University School of Information Studies (NY)
Andrew Schuping
, Mercer University (GA)
Beth Tribe, Howard County Public Library (MD)
Julie Strange
, Maryland Ask Us Now (MD)
Polly-Alida Farrington
– Library Consultant (NY based)

New Folks (welcome to you)

Kevin Urian, Cecil County (MD) Public Library
Chester Mealer
, Rapides Parish Library (LA)
Jessica Sanchez, Kettering University (MI)
Michael Sauers, Nebraska Library Commission

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.

A BIG thanks to Jane Dysart and Information Today for the space for the podcast and Tim from Library Thing for providing the “snowball” mic for the podcast.

And to our usual supporters LISHost, the library friendly hosting service and  the Library Society of the World Shovers and Makers.

There is a small gap in the recording (it is that learning curve with big hands on tiny computer)





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