The first T is for Training of 2015 (recording) and the participants were Maurice Coleman, Andrea Snyder, Paul Signorell, Jill Hurst-Wahl, and Steve Thomas.  The conversation began with discussing:

Boss, Jeff.  “How Smart Learners Stay Smart: 16 Ways to Stay on the Cutting Edge.Forbes.  Nov. 16, 2014.

And continued with discussing the need for professional development and for people to take charge of their professional development activities.  We also discussed the happenings at Harford County Public Library.

Links mentioned:

This T is for Training can be listened to here.

New Year's Eve BallSince this is the last show of 2014, the group did a year-end wrap up. Topics included MOOCs, selling the value of training, mentoring, and re-imagining training spaces. On the call were Jules Shore, Kate Kosturski, Paul Signorelli and Maurice Coleman.  You can listen to the show here.

The first show of 2015 will be on January 9 at 2 p.m. E.T.

Show 151 is just some announcements by Maurice Coleman, because without folks the show is not the show.  You can listen to it here.

On the show were:

  • Diane Hucklebee
  • Maurice Coleman
  • Jill Hurst-Wahl
  • Andrea Snyder
  • Jules Shore

We talked about U.S. Copyright Law, the rights of the creator (Title 17, Section 106), and Fair Use (Title 17, Section 107).  The book that Jill uses in her class “Copyright for Information Professionals” is Copyright Law for Librarians and Educators by Kenneth D. Crews.

Other resources mentioned:

You can listen to the show here.

Since no one showed up besides Maurice, he did announcements and mentioned the show’s sponsors. The next show will be Oct. 31 (All Hallow’s Eve or Halloween) at 2 p.m. ET.

On the call were Courtney Young, Andrea Snyder, Jill Hurst-Wahl, and Maurice Coleman.  Links for this week include:

The entire show is available at

On this episode, the topics included:

  • How to do group webinars
  • SLA NY conference
  • Speed Mentoring
  • Resume and job cover letters
  • Why libraries don’t brag about themselves and their great programs

On the call were Maurice Coleman (@baldgeekinmd), Andrea Snyder (@alsnyder02), and Kate Kosturski (@librarian_kate).  You can listen to the episode at

You might wonder, as you look at the episodes below, what happened to episode 143. With people catching up from spending time at conferences and others on vacation, episode 143 didn’t happen. Which leads us into episode 144 (2014 Intermezzo or something like that), where Maurice Coleman lets folks know that the show is not dead, but that people continue to be on vacation.  (The episode is 3 minutes long.)

In episode 145 (Do I Have Broccoli In My Teeth?), the crew discussed  personal and life-long learning networks learning styles, and Barbara Fister’s Library Journal article entitled “What PIL [Project Information Literacy] Teaches Us About Lifelong Learning.”  On the call were Maurice Coleman, Laura Botts, Paul Signorelli and Steve Thomas.

The show then took a four week hiatus, which bring us to episode 146 ( I’ll Catch Up On My Ironing), where we celebrated T is for Training’s sixth anniversay!  On the call were Maurice Coleman, Jill Hurst-Wahl, Paul Signorelli and Diane Huckabay.  Maurice began the show by talking about what the very first two shows of T is for Training talked about (and who participated).  We then jumped into a conversation about signage, directional challenges and perspectives of the learner and the teacher.

In celebration, below are photos from a few T is for Training get togethers, including when the show has been recorded with people all actually in the same room!  And if you’d like to go through the Talkshoe archive of the show, go to

T Is for Training podcast T is for Training at CIL III

T is for Training T is is for Training Crew ready for lunch

Episode 141 – I’m Glad It Wasn’t Just Me – On the May 30th call were:

  • Michael Sauers
  • Paul Signorelli
  • Jules Shore
  • Maurice Coleman

Topics included:

  • Maurice’s Webjunction team-based Continuing Education project.
  • The assumption of privacy on the Internet.

Episode 142 – hiregriffeysbrain – On the June 13th call were:

  • Andrea Snyder
  • Diane Hucklebee
  • Jason Griffey
  • Steve Thomas
  • Maurice Coleman

Topics included:

  • Training on how to be a library system consultant.
  • What’s Jason Griffey is up to.
  • The impact of LibraryBoxes around the world

So, we will have the following taping schedule for T is for Training Early Summer City o’ Sin and Sand Tour.

May 30th, 2 pm Eastern  Usual Call in Format

June 13th, 2 pm Eastern  Usual Call in Format

NO live call in show on June 27th.  There will be informal T gatherings in the City o’ Sin and Sand at ALA Annual. 

Live Taping @ ALA between 3:30 pm and 4 pm live in the Learning Uncommons.  The taping will go to about 5 pm to so that I can prepare to host the Library Games.   

Then back to the two week cycle

July 11th, 2 pm Eastern  Usual Call in format.

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