Archive for April, 2010

The ninth episode of 2010 aka T is for Training 45! is ready for your listening pleasure and is called “Don’t Call it a Committee!“

The next episode will take place on May 7th at 2:00pm EST.

Download the episode HERE

Today’s guests:

Stephanie Zimmerman, Library System of Lancaster County (PA)
Brian Hulsey, Chattahoochee Valley Libraries, Columbus GA (First Time on Voice!)
Dana Longley, SUNY Empire State College
Christa Burns, Nebraska Library Commission (New Usual Suspect)

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.

We talked about:

Computers In Libraries 2010 - Reports from those who went in person or attended virtually.  What did you learn, how did your presentations go, favorite and least favorite moments…

Thoughts on the use of the backchannel when presenting.  Are you for or against?

Competencies and Training Needs Assessments – how do you do it, have you done it, what works and what doesn’t work…  We’ll be discussing WebJunction’s wonderful resources.

The Libraries and Transliteracy Blog – Usual Suspects Bobbi Newman and Brian Hulsey are joined by Buffy Hamilton and Tom Ipri on an informative and engaging blog.  Be sure to subscribe!

T is for Training is supported by you the audience and our usual supporters LISHost, the library friendly hosting service ,the Library Society of the World and the ALA Learning Round Table, LearnRT, of the American Library Association (ALA).

Follow us on Our blog, Podcast Feed, ITunes Home, Friendfeed, our still new Google Group, (pretty please join the google group!) LinkedIn, FaceBook, Twitter, a brand new Flickr group, Diigo Group and our Twitter Twibe.

Go to the delicious page : http://delicious.com/tag/tisfortraining to see relevant links. Or Use Diigo and join the T is for Training Group there.

And join us on May 7th at 2 pm Eastern Time for the next T is for Training.  See you then!

Tomorrow marks the ninth 2010 live taping of the T is for Training podcast. Yes, we will be taping a show tomorrow afternoon at 2 pm eastern time.

And it is our 45th episode!

Probable subjects for the show:

Computers In Libraries 2010 - Reports from those who went in person or attended virtually.  What did you learn, how did your presentations go, favorite and least favorite moments…

Thoughts on the use of the backchannel when presenting.  Are you for or against?

Competencies and Training Needs Assessments – how do you do it, have you done it, what works and what doesn’t work…  We’ll be discussing WebJunction’s wonderful resources.

T is for Training is supported by you the audience and our usual supporters LISHost, the library friendly hosting service ,the Library Society of the World and the ALA Learning Round Table, LearnRT, of the American Library Association (ALA).

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.

Keep up with us via: Our blog, Podcast Feed, ITunes Home, Friendfeed, LinkedIn, FaceBook, Google Group, or Twitter.

Go to the delicious page : http://delicious.com/tag/tisfortraining to see relevant links. Or Use Diigo and join the T is for Training Group there.

See you at 2 pm!

T is for Training 44: I Am In A Library Of Three People And The Other Two Are Bitter is available and ready for downloading Part One is HERE. Part Two is HERE.

I apologize for the audio, but my audacity skills are rusty.  If someone can clean these files up, contact the show at baldgeekinmd at gmail.

This was recorded on the evening of April 13th, live at the Computers In Libraries 2010 conference in Crystal City, VA.  A big thanks to the ITI/CIL staff inducing Jane Dysart, Cynthia and JD for making the podcast recording possible.

The next episode will take place on April 23rd at 2 pm Eastern Time.

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.

Our Panel:

Maurice Coleman, Harford County (MD) Public Library
Lori Reed, ALA Learning
Julie Strange, Maryland Ask Us Now (MD)
Jill Hurst-Wahl, Syracuse (NY) University
Janie Hermann, Princeton (NJ) Public Library
Dana Longley, SUNY Empire State College
Beth Tribe, Howard County (MD) Public Library
Andrew Schuping, Mercer University (GA)
Heather Braum, North East Kansas Library System (NELKS) (Our Newest Usual Suspect!)

and for the first time:
Mary Carmen Chimato, North Carolina State University
Louise Alcorn West Des Moines Public Library (IA)
Christa Burns, Nebraska Library Commission
Cindy Bowen, Contactor, National Agricultural Library (MD)

T is for Training is supported by you the audience and our usual supporters LISHost, the library friendly hosting service ,the Library Society of the World and the ALA Learning Round Table, LearnRT, of the American Library Association (ALA).

Follow us on Our blog, Podcast Feed, ITunes Home, Friendfeed, our still new Google Group, (pretty please join the google group!) LinkedIn, FaceBook, Twitter, a brand new Flickr group, Diigo Group and our Twitter Twibe.

Go to the delicious page : http://delicious.com/tag/tisfortraining to see relevant links. Or Use Diigo and join the T is for Training Group there.

And join us on April 23rd at 2 pm Eastern Time for the next T is for Training.  See you then!

I am pleased to present an interview with author, MLIS Professor, presenter and editor of the Tech Set seriesEllyssa Kroski.

Additional material from the series is available at http://techset.wetpaint.com

The show is available here at Talkshoe  for download and your listening pleasure.

Her bio:

Ellyssa Kroski is an Information Services Technologist at Barnard College as well as a writer, educator, and international conference speaker. She is an adjunct faculty member at Long Island University, Pratt Institute, and San Jose State University where she teaches LIS students about emerging technologies. Her book Web 2.0 for Librarians and Information Professionals was published in February 2008 and she is the creator and Series Editor for the upcoming The Tech Set 10-volume book series. She blogs at iLibrarian and writes a column called Stacking the Tech for Library Journal’s Academic Newswire.

Contact her at ellyssakroski at yahoo.com ( She would like feedback about The Tech Set.)

Thanks Ellyssa for a great interview.

The next regular scheduled show will happen this Friday, April 23rd at 2 pm eastern time.

T is for Training Usual Suspect Lori Reed is moderating the Teaching: Technologies and Approaches track at the Computers In Libraries Conference Today.

If you are at the conference, you can join us in the Regency Ballroom for a great mix of subjects focused on teaching and technology.

If you are not attending CIL, you can follow the #cil2010 twitter hashtag and keep yourself involved with the proceedings.  You may want to find some of the usual suspects (list on left) on twitter and follow what they say about the sessions.

Hope to see you there!

The seven episode of 2010 aka T is for Training 43! is wrapped up tight and is called “If The News Is Important, It Will Find Me“

The next episode will take place on April 23rd and there will be a live taping at CIL on Tuesday Night April 13th !

Download the episode HERE.

Today’s guests:

Maurice Coleman, Harford County (MD) Public Library
Stephanie Zimmerman
, Library System of Lancaster County (PA)
Lori Reed, ALA Learning
Marianne Lenox, Huntsville Madison County (AL) Public Library
Polly-Alida Farrington – Library Consultant (NY based)

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.

We talked about:

Computers In Libraries 2010 -  If you are going, what do you hope to get out of it? If you are attending virtually, how are you keeping up and what do you hope to get out of it?

T is for Training Live Taping Tuesday Evening in the Conference Theater starting somewhere between 7:15 and 7:30 and lasting an hour.

Two CIL Tracks of Note: These tracks should get your attention as both virtual and physical participants at CIL!  On Tuesday Lori Reed (Usual Suspect) is moderating the Teaching: Technologies and Approaches Track and Jill Hurst-Wahl (Usual Suspect)  is moderating the Learning: Expanding Our Knowledge Track

How do you Use Twitter for Personal Learning or Professional Development? T is for Training Usual Suspect Marianne Lenox is putting something together about this.

When the Going Gets Tough, The Staff Needs More Training: T is for Training Usual Suspect Lori Reed has an article in CIL Magazine about this.

T is for Training is supported by you the audience and our usual supporters LISHost, the library friendly hosting service ,the Library Society of the World and the ALA Learning Round Table, LearnRT, of the American Library Association (ALA).

Keep on Your Radar: Computers In Libraries and Project Compass.

Follow us on Our blog, Podcast Feed, ITunes Home, Friendfeed, our still new Google Group, (pretty please join the google group!) LinkedIn, FaceBook, Twitter, a brand new Flickr group, Diigo Group and our Twitter Twibe.

Go to the delicious page : http://delicious.com/tag/tisfortraining to see relevant links. Or Use Diigo and join the T is for Training Group there.

And join us on April 23rd at 2 pm Eastern Time for the next T is for Training.  See you then!

Today marks the seventh 2010 live taping of the T is for Training podcast.  Yes, we will be taping a show this afternoon at 2 pm eastern time.

And it is our 43rd episode!

Probable subjects for the show:

Computers In Libraries 2010 -  If you are going, what do you hope to get out of it? If you are attending virtually, how are you keeping up and what do you hope to get out of it?

T is for Training Live Taping Tuesday Evening in the Conference Theater starting somewhere between 7:15 and 7:30 and lasting an hour.

Two CIL Tracks of Note: These tracks should get your attention as both virtual and physical participants at CIL!  On Tuesday Lori Reed (Usual Suspect) is moderating the Teaching: Technologies and Approaches Track and Jill Hurst-Wahl (Usual Suspect)  is moderating the Learning: Expanding Our Knowledge Track

How do you Use Twitter for Personal Learning or Professional Development? T is for Training Usual Suspect Marianne Lenox is putting something together about this.

When the Going Gets Tough, The Staff Needs More Training: T is for Training Usual Suspect Lori Reed has an article in CIL Magazine about this.

T is for Training is supported by you the audience and our usual supporters LISHost, the library friendly hosting service ,the Library Society of the World and the ALA Learning Round Table, LearnRT, of the American Library Association (ALA).

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.

Keep up with us via: Our blog, Podcast Feed, ITunes Home, Friendfeed, LinkedIn, FaceBook, Google Group, or Twitter.

Go to the delicious page : http://delicious.com/tag/tisfortraining to see relevant links. Or Use Diigo and join the T is for Training Group there.

See you at 2 pm!





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