Constraint

Constraint

On the call were Kate Kosturski (moderator), Paul Signorelli, Henry Mensch (newbie), Angela Paterek, Diane Huckaby, Jules Shore, and Jill Hurst-Wahl.  We talked about the article, How Constraints Can Stimulate Creative Learning Opportunities, which includes a link to a 5-minute video.  Our stories included ideas of creativity in training, improv classes, and more.

By the way,  when we came up with today’s title, Jules chimed in with (from Only the Good Die Young): “I’d rather laugh with the sinners than cry with the saints. The sinners have much more fun.” When you are faced with a constraint, you need to be able to smile, laugh, and move forward.

It was a good conversation today and we hope you’ll give it a listen.

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Paul (on the right) at the New Media Consortium conference

On the call were Jodie Borgerding (new to the show!), Andrea Snyder, Jill Hurst-Wahl, and Maurice Coleman. We began by talking about library signage and the recommendation of libraries doing a yearly signage audit.  We then moved to talking about the digital face of the library.

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You can listen to the episode through Talkshoe.

BTW Even though Paul Signorelli was not on the call, we want to toss him some “love” by sharing the photo we used.

Addendum: Jill sent Henderson County Public Library a Twitter message to tell them about their contact page and they fixed it right away!  Thanks, HCPL.

Sometimes it is worth telling someone (or an institution) what you think is obvious, because it may not actually be obvious.

OwlIn this episode, Andrea Snyder and Maurice Coleman talk about service to rural libraries, and specifically about the Ontario, Wyoming, Wayne and Livingston county (OWWL) libraries in the Finger Lakes region of New York State.

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The next T is for Training will be in one-month on July 7. (2017).  By the way, if you’re attending the ALA Annual Conference (June 22-27), please look for Maurice there.

Blog MicrophoneAs a follow-up  to this blog post, Kate Kosturski and Jill Hurst-Wahl talked about podcasts they recommend for summer listening (and those long road trips):

Enjoy and “see” you in two weeks!

Spring flowersWith spring weather back again in the East, on the call were Diane Huckaby, Andrea Snyder, Jill Hurst-Wahl, and Maurice Coleman.   Our conversation twas on how to create training (or education) materials that could be reused by others.  The conversation was really rich and fruitful!

We talked briefly about making training materials Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliant.

You can listen to this episode on TalkShoe.

BC celebrates the 4th annual Book DayFive hours of learning each week?  How hard that can be? Also, do we live in an information age? These are the topics Kate Kosturski, Maurice Coleman, and Paul Signorelli discussed.

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CabbageAndrea Snyder, Jill Hurst-Wahl (in chat) and Maurice Coleman talked about the Computers in Libraries Conference, as well as rural librarianship (a.k.a. Andrea’s new position).  They talked about library services, staffing, programming and more.

Andrea is now at the Pioneer Library System with offices in Canandaigua, NY.  Part of the service area includes farm country, where cabbages are grown. (Hence the title of the show and photo.)

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You can listen to this episode here.  The next show will be on April 28!  We’re skipping the 14th due to Good Friday, which is a holiday for some.

 

The Pot Of Gold At The End Of My RainbowEpisode 202 was recorded St. Patrick’s Day!  Diane Huckaby, Maurice Coleman, Kate Kosturski, and Paul Signorelli talked Play to Learn (yes, using games), the Congress bromance trip, and incorporating play into your training.  You can listen to the episode here.

 

nmc_itunesu-hrhied17finalIn this episode, Paul Signorelli and Maurice Coleman discussed the 2017 NMC Horizon Report > Higher Education Edition. Paul is one of the folks who helped create the report, and he talked about the process. Then they discuss the report itself and industry ramifications. They made jokes, too.  You can listen to the episode here.

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For this 200th episode, Maurice Coleman, Kate Kosturski, Jill Hurst-Wahl, and Buffy Hamilton.   The four (including Buffy in chat) talked about the history of the program and what has changed in training since 2008.  For example, there have been technology changes since 2008 that have truly impact training/teaching/learning.

At the end of the episode, we talked about the ALA Midwinter conference.  A list of future ALA conference sites is here.

Black top-hatA bit Hat Tip to everyone – EVERYONE – who has ever been a part of this show. Thank YOU to EVERYONE who listened to this show.  This show continues to ALL of you!

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