Today’s topic was careers of teaching/training in librarianship. How does someone get started as a Staff Development or Trainer, whether directly after library school or as a mid-career move.  On the call were Maurice Coleman, Kate Kosturski, Patti Poe, Laura Botts, and Paul Signorelli.

A resource mentioned was “Inspiring Leadership through Emotional Intelligence.”

The show can be listened to here.

On the call were Maurice Coleman, Andrea Snyder, and Jill Hurst-Wahl.  We began with this quote:

One challenge with learning—and where most get stuck—is the emotional challenge that results from being confronted with not knowing. Being wrong is typically more comfortable than uncertainty, which is why we have to learn to let go. In whitewater kayaking that may mean literally dropping into something scary in an entirely new way—and remaining open to that experience. With the proper mindset, curiosity is more powerful and certainly more useful than fear. – From “Winning When It Counts“, Spirituality & Health

Topics included:

  • Emotional challenge and learnng
  • Learning those auxiliary lessons and not just the topic being taught
  • Failure and learning
  • Teaching through failure
  • And random other topics like the John Green video “Places I’ve Never Been.”

You can listen to the episode here.

Addendum: Andrea found this after we were done recording: A Quick Note On Getting Better At Difficult Things

On the call were Maurice Coleman, Andrea Snyder, Courtney Young, Laura Botts, and Jill Hurst-Wahl.

Talking about what Courtney Young, current ALA president, has learned from her ALA travels thus far. Then the conversation moved onto interesting library spaces, including libraries that are in shopping malls and libraries that have innovation space.

Courtney was asked about the non-book[1] things that she has seen, as she as traveled:

  • Other type of lending programs, e.g., cake pans, art, tools
  • Programs on specific skills, e.g., butchering
  • Spaces for specific portions of the community, e.g., teens

Maurice mentioned the loaning of American Girl dolls through his library.  It was mentioned that you have to consider your community and ensure that the programs (e.g., how to raise roosters) is appropriate.

You can listen to the show here.

Resources:

[1] As Andrea mentioned, books are a container.  Information comes in a variety of containers.

Cloud Gate (a.k.a. The Bean)T is for Training began with brief overviews of the ALISE (Association for Library and Information Science Education) and ALA (American Library Association) Midwinter conferences, then moved onto the impact of Google Glasses, including its impact on libraries and trainers.  we also talked extensively about privacy, the idea of possible privacy islands, and macro vs. micro infringements on privacy. We wrapped up with a short conversation on handling questions that require sensitivity, ethics and compassion.

On the call were Maurice Coleman, Paul Signorelli, and Jill Hurst-Wahl.  You can listen to the show here.

Relevant Links:

On Sunday, Feb. 1, Paul Signorelli, Jules Shore and Kate Kosturski hosted a Google Hangout Air to connect with colleagues, who were unable to attend ALA Midwinter in Chicago (#alaleftbehind).  Maurice Coleman and Jill Hurst-Wahl were able to join in the conversation, and others were able to listen in.  One of the lessons we all learned was about the technical aspects of doing this!

Andrea Snyder (@alsnyder02) Paul Signorelli (@paulsignorelli) and Maurce Coleman (@baldgeekinmd) participated in this week’s T is for TrainingCollaborative Learning Spaces were the focus of the show, including conferences, informal learning places, and non traditional classrooms. You can listen to the show here.

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.

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