Archive for August, 2009

The twenty eighth hour of T is for Training is entitled If It Costs that Much, It’s a System!

Download and listen to our 19th show of 2009 here. Today’s show had many first time callers.  Thank you LearnRT for that boost!  I hope all of the new folks come back again.  We loved having your input!

You can click here to donate to the Louisville Free Public Library’s recovery campaign. This drive is sponsored by the Library Society of the World.  We are almost at our $5,000 goal!

On the today’s show:

Maurice Coleman Harford County (MD) Public Library
Marianne Lenox, Huntsville Madison County (AL) Public Library
Jill Hurst-Wahl, Syracuse (NY) University
Paul Signorelli, Paul Signorelli and Associates (CA)
Janie Hermann, Princeton (NJ) Public Library
Peter Bromberg, South Jersey Regional Library Cooperative (NJ)

And our roster of first time callers:

Andrea Snyder, Enoch Pratt (MD) Free Library
Anna Van Scoyoc,Mercer County (NJ) Library System
Betha Gutsche, WebJunction (WA)
Dodie Gaudet, Central MA Regional Library
Jessica Chandler, Seattle (WA) Public Library
Jennifer Peterson, WebJunction (WA)

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:

Low/No Budget Staff Development Ideas from Janie Hermann

LearnRT and The (relaunched!) ALA Learning Blog

Getting your Foot in the Door Training Resources for a New Trainer (From the T is for Training and Library Learning google groups, suggested by Lori Reed)

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.

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 (thanks Polly!) Diigo Group (brand  new!) 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 (brand spanking new!) there.

And join us on September 11th 2009 at 2 pm Eastern Time for the next T is for Training.

Join the T is for Training crew on Friday the 28th of August for the next taping of the show!

Depending on who show up we will be talking about:

Low/No Budget Staff Development Ideas from Janie Hermann

Getting your Foot in the Door Training Resources for a New Trainer (From the T is for Training and Library Learning google groups, suggested by Lori Reed)

LearnRT and The (relaunched!) ALA Learning Blog

What is a Digital Library? ( Suggest by Jill H-W)

OSTCU (Other Stuff that Comes Up)

You can shape the discussion by joining us on Friday, August 14th at 2pm Eastern Time on the next taping of T is for Training.

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.

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 at 2 pm eastern.  August 28th.  Be There.

ALA Learning Round Table Chooses New Name, Retains Mission

by Lori Reed (T is for Training Usual Suspect)
[ed. note:  You will see some T is for Training folks mentioned in this press release.]

The name may be changing, but the mission of the “Learning Round Table of ALA” remains the same. The American Library Association’s round table dedicated to quality continuing education for library workers has changed its name from CLENERT to LearnRT.

Under its new name:

  • LearnRT will continue to promote quality continuing education for all library personnel, helping you network with other continuing education providers for the exchange of ideas, concerns and solutions.
  • LearnRT will serve as your source for continuing education assistance, publications, materials, training and activities.
  • LearnRT is your advocate for quality library continuing education at both the local and national levels.

In addition to the name change the Round Table is sponsoring a new blog/website, “ALA Learning” (http://alalearning.org), which will feature training and learning news, information, best practices and thoughtful discussion from leading trainers and staff development practitioners in the library field.

Contributing authors include:

Membership in LearnRT is only $20, in addition to ALA membership dues. Among the many membership benefits, LearnRT members enjoy, through a unique agreement with the American Management Association, the following valuable AMA benefits: Preferred pricing on all AMA seminars-least a 10-percent discount. Unlimited access to AMA’s Members-only Web site – an ever-growing library of both timely and timeless information on practical issues of management. Access to case studies, how-to articles, trend pieces, best practices, profiles of leading executives and companies, best-selling book excerpts, author interviews and recent research results. Interactive self-assessments that reflect the abilities and knowledge of today’s high-value managers. Exclusive discounts and special offers on AMA products and services. Thirty-percent discounts on “Last-Minute Seats” at numerous selected AMA seminars announced each month.

To become a member of ALA’s Learning Round Table complete the ALA membership application: http://www.ala.org/ala/membership/joinrejoinrenewadd/default.cfm.

(Please note that we may be listed as either CLENERT or LearnRT in various places until the name change has fully circulated throughout ALA.)

For more information about LearnRT contact Pat Carterette, president of LearnRT,  by e-mail at pcarterette “at” georgialibraries.org.

For more information about ALALearning.org contact Lori Reed, managing editor, by email at webmaster “at” alalearning.org.

The twenty seventh hour of T is for Training is entitled Scare People Into Imagining!

Download and listen to our 18th show of 2009 here. Today’s show talked about both training and broader library subjects.  Reminded me of the late, lamented Uncontrolled Vocabulary. You can click here to donate to the Louisville Free Public Library’s recovery campaign. This drive is sponsored by the Library Society of the World.

On the today’s show:

Maurice Coleman Harford County (MD) Public Library
Marianne Lenox, Huntsville Madison County (AL) Public Library
Stephanie Zimmerman Library System of Lancaster County (PA)
Angela Paterek, Rocky River (OH) Public Library
Bobbi Newman, Chattahoochee Valley (GA) Libraries
Jill Hurst-Wahl, Syracuse (NY) University
Sarah Glassmeyer, University of Kentucky WELCOME FIRST TIME CALLER

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:

The First OpalEsence Conference
Louisville Public Library Update and Disaster Planning

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.

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 (thanks Polly!) Diigo Group (brand  new!) 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 (brand spanking new!) there.

And join us on August 28th 2009 at 2 pm Eastern Time for the next T is for Training.

On today’s show we will probably talk about:

Louisville Public Library Update and LSW;
Reminder about the CIL Proposal Deadline;
What is a Digital Library? (Suggested by Jill H-W); and
Whatever topics you would like to talk about.

You can shape the discussion by joining us on Friday, August 14th at 2pm Eastern Time on the next taping of T is for Training.

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.

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 at 2 pm eastern. Today.

On Tuesday August 4th, the Louisville Free Public Library’s Main Building was at the epicenter of a major flood in downtown Lousiville.

A picture of LPFL from the Courrer-Journal
A picture of LFPL from the Courier-Journal

I mean 3 feet of water in the basement in an hour major flooding.

Original estimates of the damage were in the around $1 million dollar range. Turns out that the damage is a bit more severe (recovery photo essay.)

As in over $5 million dollar range.

The Louisville Free Public Library’s director did an interview with Library Journal about the aftermath.  The article features some incredible pictures of some of the loss.

So….

Here is The Call To Action:

LFPL needs help and Steve Lawson aka le carping nerdboy has set up a way to help in the name of the Library Society of the World.  Very 21st century via PayPal. Take about 20 seconds and send something to LFPL.

If you are more of the paper/stamp/Supporting the US Postal Service type you can help by sending money to:

Library Society of the World Clubhouse, PO Box 7893, Colorado Springs CO 80933. Make the check payable to Steve Lawson.

If you’d rather donate to the LFPL Library Foundation directly instead of using Steve as a middle man, please do:

The Library Foundation
Attn: Flood
301 York St.
Louisville, KY 40203
(502) 574-1709

Thank you in advance for thinking of the good people of Lousiville.

This story was first broken in my corner of librarysocialnetworktrainingtechnology world by Louisville’s IT manager Greg Schwartz via his twitter and friendfeed updates.  Greg ( A stand up guy and host of the late podcast Uncontrolled Vocabulary) reassured everyone that they were no injuries but the damage was pretty severe.  In the photo essay you will can pictures of Greg watching the removal of the library’s network infrastructure damaged by the sudden flood.





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