Archive for January, 2010

The second  episode of 2010 aka T is for Training 38 is in the can and is called “ It’s another IThing: The IFad!

Download the episode HERE.

Today’s guests:

Maurice Coleman Harford County (MD) Public Library
Angela Paterek, Rocky River (OH) Public Library
Stephanie Zimmerman
Library System of Lancaster County (PA)
Paul Signorelli, Paul Signorelli and Associates (CA)
Marianne Lenox, Huntsville Madison County (AL) Public Library
Beth Tribe
, Howard County (MD) Public Library
Lori Reed, ALA Learning
Julie Strange
, Maryland Ask Us Now (MD)
Nancy Dowd
, New Jersey State Library (Welcome FIRST TIMER!)

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:

Apple’s Newest Toy
Obsolete Learning Technologies
Ten ways to waste your training dollars.
How to join the ALA Learning Roundtable Board of Directors.

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: the Technology Essentials Conference in February; Computers In Libraries in April; 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 January 29th at 2 pm Eastern Time for the next T is for Training.

Yes we will be taping a show this afternoon at 2 pm eastern time.  This will be our second live show of 2010.

Probable subjects for today:

Obsolete Learning Technologies
1. Are all these items really obsolete (the comments section seems to think not) and 2. What things did you used to hold near and dear as a training aide that you have no longer used?
Apple’s Newest Toy
Ten ways to waste your training dollars.

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 today at 2 pm!

The podcast took almost a month off and there were some exciting things happening around the T is for Training Ranch.

First things first:

We have a new sponsor:  The ALA Learning Round Table, LearnRT, of the American Library Association (ALA).

T is for Training is honored to have a group with a mission  “to provide a thought-provoking resource for those interested in learning and training in libraries” as a show sponsor, joining the LISHost and the Library Society of the World as supporters of the program.

Second:

We recorded four special episodes with some different voices in the training world.

Joining us during the intercession was Robin Hastings (webgoddess) of MRRLSarah Houghton-Jan (aka LibrarianInBlack), Michele Martin, creator of The Bamboo Project blog, and Cliff Landis, Technology Librarian (and futurist/philanthropist)  at Valdosta State (GA) University.

If you have not already done so, have a listen at these thought-provoking interviews.

Third a crowdsourced challenge:

I challenge each member of the T is for Training family to answer these 27 questions (created by your training peers) on your own Blog/Forum/twitterfeed/googledoc and put the link in a reply to the post on the T is for Training Website

(Seriously, do you know how hard it is to get more than a handful of busy trainers together to do anything? )

I will then collate the results as one T is for Training intercession Class Project post on the T is for Training Blog and social networking feeds.

And here are the results as of January 25th, 2010 (there are some pulled from the ALA Learning blog (our fab new sponsor’s blog):

Nicole Engard The T is for Training Challenge
Polly-Alida Farrington – The T is for Training Challenge
Bobbi Newman - T is for Training Meme
Alison Miller -  A T is for Training Challenge
Maurice Coleman’s Getting to Know All About Me Post
Betha Getsche -  I Like Sushi & Libraries
Laura Botts -  C is for Challenge” at “T is for Training”
Heather Braum T is for Training Challenge Meme
Jill Hurst-Wahl - Me. Coffee. Morning.
Beth Tribe – T is for Training Meme
Pete Bromberg’s 23 things (minus 3): A getting to know ya post
Stephanie Zimmerman -  A Get to Know Me Meme from TIFT
Marianne Lenox -  27 Questions (Supplemental Pictorial Essay)
Paul Signorelli Paul’s Getting to Know Me Post
Lauren Pressley 23 Questions with Lauren Pressley
Buffy Hamilton 27 Questions with Buffy Hamilton
Jay Turner 20 Questions for Just that Guy
Angela Paterek, Getting to Know Me
Julie Strange T is for Training Questionapalooza v 1.1

If I missed yours, I am sorry.  Please comment on this post and add a link to your 27 (23 or 20 questions.)  Thanks.

Our next show is this Friday the 29th of January at 2pm Eastern.

The first episode of 2010 aka T is for Training 37 is in the can and is called “You’re Talking To US About Balance?

Download the episode HERE.

SPECIAL APPEAL:

PLEASE DONATE TO SUPPORT ORGANIZATIONS WORKING IN HAITI

Cliff Landis ( a past guest of the show)  has pledged to match up to $10,000 in donations to a group he knows that is already on the ground in Haiti providing medical services where they are needed most.  Please donate!

End of Special Appeal.

Today’s guests:

Maurice Coleman Harford County (MD) Public Library
Angela Paterek, Rocky River (OH) Public Library
Stephanie Zimmerman
Library System of Lancaster County (PA)
Jill Hurst-Wahl, Syracuse (NY) University
Andrew Schuping, Mercer University (GA)
Paul Signorelli, Paul Signorelli and Associates (CA)
Bobbi Galvin, Ohio Public Library Information Network (Welcome FIRST TIMER!)

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:

Life/Work Balance:  How to stay connected to all aspects of your life
Creating space for Learning Opportunities
And a SPECIAL APPEAL FOR HAITI

Keep on Your Radar: the Technology Essentials Conference in February; Computers In Libraries in April; and Project Compass.

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, 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 January 29th at 2 pm Eastern Time for the next T is for Training.

Yes we will be taping a show this afternoon at 2 pm eastern time.  This will be our first show of 2010.

Probable subjects for today:

Life/Work Balance:  How to stay connected to all aspects of your life
Creating space for Learning Opportunities
Ten ways to waste your training dollars.

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.

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 today at 2 pm!

This interview with Cliff Landis, Technology Librarian (and futurist)  at Valdosta State (GA) University is the fourth in a series of interviews being conducted during the “2009-2010 winter break” for T is for Training.

Download the interview here:Cliff Landis T is for Training Interview.

Or go to the T is for Training Show page and have a listen to another great interview.

His bio:

Cliff Landis is Technology Librarian at Valdosta State University‘s Odum Library in Valdosta, Georgia.  Cliff is a researcher, author and speaker on the role of emerging technologies in libraries, social network sites, user-centered service, assessment, and the co-evolution of humanity and technology.  Cliff has a diverse range of interests both within and outside of the library field, which help inform his unique perspective on the future of libraries.

We talked about life/work balance, user centered services, evaluation, social networking, augmented reality and informational junk food.

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.

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 Room, 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 January 15th 2010 at 2 pm Eastern Time for the next recording of T is for Training.

 

This interview with Michele Martin, social media trainer and creator of The Bamboo Project blog is the third  in a series of interviews being conducted during the “2009-2010 winter break” for T is for Training.

Download the interview here:  Michele Martin T is for Training Interview.

Or go to the T is for Training Show page and have a listen to this great interview.

Her brief bio:
Michele Martin is a learning and workforce development consultant with over 15 years experience.  Michele blogs at The Bamboo Project on using social media for learning and has developed and facilitated a number of learning, workforce and community-building activities using social media tools. She was also co-author of an essay, “Why E-Learning 2.0″ for the eLearning Guild and has conducted numerous training sessions on using social media for job search and professional development. In 2008, she was nominated for 4 Edublog Awards, including best educational wiki, best individual blog and the lifetime achievement award.

We discussed government and social media, training, recharging personal batteries, upcoming projects and few other topics.

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.

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 Room, 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 January 15th 2010 at 2 pm Eastern Time for the next recording of T is for Training.

This interview with Sarah Houghton-Jan (aka LibrarianInBlack) of San Jose Public Library is the second in a series of interviews being conducted during the “2009-2010 winter break” for T is for Training.

Download the interview here:  Sarah Houghton-Jan T is for Training Interview.

Or go to the T is for Training Show page and have a listen to this great interview.

Links to many things discussed during the interview are posted in both delicious and diigo.

Her brief bio:

Sarah Houghton-Jan is the Digital Futures Manager for the San José Public Library. Sarah was named a 2009 Library Journal Mover & Shaker and is active in the Library and Information Technology Association.  She is a well-traveled consultant, speaker, and technology instructor and has been published widely in both library and technology publications.  Sarah also writes the award-winning blog about library technology issues and resources, and is know on the web as the Librarian In Black.

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.

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 Room, 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 January 15th 2010 at 2 pm Eastern Time for the next recording of T is for Training.

This interview with Robin Hastings (aka Webgoddess) of MRRL is the first in a series of interviews being conducted during the “2009-2010 winter break” for T is for Training.

Download the interview here:  Robin Hastings T is for Training Interview.

Or go to the T is for Training Show page and have a listen to this great interview.

Links to many things discussed during the interview are posted in both delicious and diigo.

Her brief bio:

Robin Hastings is the Information Tech Coordinator for the Missouri River Regional Library. She is responsible for the physical networking, web sites and social networks for the library as well as, of course, those “other duties as assigned”. She’s presented at conferences all over the world about the library’s Library Learning 2.0 program as well as about using social networks to collaborate. She’ll be in Texas twice this spring to discuss social networks in government and to lead a workshop on creating useful mashups using social networks at the Texas Library Association meeting. Robin has authored an ALA Tech Report on Collaboration 2.0 and has a book coming out in March on using Twitter, FriendFeed and Tumblr in libraries.

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.

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, 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 January 15th at 2 pm Eastern Time for the next T is for Training.





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