Posts Tagged ‘ALA’

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.

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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!

The 120th @tisfortraining recorded on Friday.   Download the podcast here.

We talked with Kate Kostursk and Andrea Snyder about conference behaviors and things we want everyone to know about conferences.   (However that list is in another place than I am this point.)

But I tell you what, it was a brilliant list.

T is for Training Episode 49: The Hands On Titanic Reinvention available for download here from our host Talkshoe.

Check out the post on ALA Learning about the Training Showcase. The writer is full of awesomesauce.

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.

Join us Friday July 2nd at 2pm Eastern for our Regular Show. We will talk about ALA some more.

Today’s Guests:

Maurice Coleman, Harford County (MD) Public Library
Andrea Snyder, Enoch Pratt (MD) Free Library and MD State Library Resource Center
Julie Strange, Maryland Ask Us Now (MD)
Paul Signorelli, Paul Signorelli and Associates (CA)
Andy Woodworth, Burlington County (NJ) Library System
Andrew Schuping, Mercer University (GA)

And a whole pile of noobs (aka First Time attenders) to the show.

Abigail Goben, LaCrosse (WI) Public Library
Peter Coyl, Hsinchu International School (Taiwan)
Welcome our new Pacific Rim Correspondent
Emily Clasper, Suffolk (NY) Cooperative Library System
Jay Turner
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Gwinnett County (GA) Public Library
Katheryn Woodworth, Burlington County(NJ) Library System
Sandra Smith, Denver (CO) Public Library
Darcel Jones, Contra Costa (CA) County Public Library
Courtney Fuson, Belmont (TN) University
and introducing
Jenny Levine, American Library Association as the Cookiebrarian

The agenda:

Introductions
Totebags, ARC’s and Swag
ALA Planning and Panel Coordination
THAT Program Book
Battledecks and Improvisation
Vote With Your Feet
Virtual Participation in ALA And Beyond
The ALA 2010 Venue Search Smackdown
ALA Emerging Leaders
Clarifying ALA
Shoutout to ALA Staff

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: Two New Podcasts : LibPunk and Heels and Tiaras. Both feature adult language used properly.

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And join us on July 2nd, 2010 at 2 pm Eastern Time for the next T is for Training call in taping.

See you then!

Today we will be taping Episode 48 (OMG) of the library training podcast T is for Training.  We will be taping at 2 pm eastern time today, Friday June 18th!

Announcements:

1) Mark you calendar for the LIVE T is for Training at ALA to be taped at 4 pm Monday at the “Network Uncommons” space near the exhibit hall.   I (@confbaldgeek) will tweet the room location during ALA next weekend so you all can come on down and talk about the conference before Battledecks!

2) you can now call or text the show anytime using our new Google Voice number –  504-233-0361

Probable subjects for the show:

Next Week’s ALA:

If you are coming, what you hope to get out of it.  Some pre-conference highlights.   Battledecks preview.

If you are not going what you hope to get out of it and how you will keep up with the conference.

Typical Library Trainer job functions: What are some typical duties for a library trainer?  Staff development specialist?  are they the same?

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.

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See you at 2 pm!

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.