Posts Tagged ‘Andrea Snyder’

Kinetic 1042It’s no surprise to any of us that we have had to question a lot of our assumptions over the past few months; and it’s even less surprising that reversing our assumptions and taking actions or working under conditions that are the opposite of what we are used to doing has produced some positive results.  What’s are opposites?

The opposite -With this technique, you consider the exact opposite of what you would normally think or do.  For example, libraries are considered safe places.  What is the opposite of being a safe place and what ideas does that generate?  This can lead to some wild stuff and also some very interesting ideas that would be worth investigating.
We began by talking about our assumptions when the stay at home COVID-19 orders started and took it from there.  A lively show of busting assumptions and thinking of opposites.  On the call were a silent Maurice Coleman, Tom Haymes, Andrea Snyder, Diane Huckabay, Jill Hurst-Wahl, and Paul Signorelli.

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UntitledOn this week’s call were Maurice Coleman, Andrea Snyder, Paul Signorelli, Diane Huckabay, Jill Hurst-Wahl, and Tom Haymes.  Maurice began by listing off things that have occurred since January. Wow. Even though our national news is causing us angst, there is some good news in our libraries as they begin to reopen. (Or this isn’t good news if you are part of #CloseTheLibraries.) At any rate, as trainers-teachers-learners, we talked about what this re-opening means for our libraries and academic institutions in terms of teaching and learning. Give a listen then join us on June 18 for our next show.

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RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2014We are now in week “forever minus X” of stay at home orders, working from home, virtual meetings, virtual teaching, etc., and wondering what our institutions will be like when our communities open back up (as if they have been totally closed). Where have we seen good uses of training, distance learning, virtual conference, online delivery of services, etc.? Where have we seen good pivots from on-site to online?  Where have we seen institutions expand what they are doing and perhaps gaining a bigger presence? What do we want our libraries to remember or keep doing?  On the call were Andrea Snyder, Paul Signorelli, Jill Hurst-Wahl, and a silent Maurice Coleman.

We mentioned:
  • 2-minute video of a son helping his mother with a Zoom meeting
  • Tim’s tweets for the National Cowboy Museum
  • People getting used to using online tools for communication and growing in their comfort with it
  • People – rural and urban – have similar experiences through digital technology
  • The need for broadband stimulus legislation
  • National Digital Inclusion Alliance
  • Libraries and schools making wifi available in their parking lots
  • Libraries and Schools Are Bridging the Digital Divide During the Coronavirus Pandemic
  • K-12 schools sending school buses, with wifi, out info the community to help students access the Internet
  • Level of commitment and creativity among peers
  • The reversal of assumptions about how to schedule online training events (i.e., fast turn around works!)
  • Perspectives 2020, 24-hour global conference
  • Your best resources are your colleagues
  • Be kind to each other. and yourself.
  • Imagine how much less connected we would have been in 2010.
  • Rethink the normal for how people participate in online meetings.

This was a fun show!

The T is for Training GngOn the call were Tom Haymes (first timer), Paul Signorelli, Diane Huckabay, Andrea Snyder, Jill Hurst-Wahl, and Maurice Coleman.  Our topics was born out of the ShapingEDU face-to-face unconference, which occurred two weeks ago, and that had to shift online due to COVID-19.  How did they rapidly transition from onsite to online learning?

We began with talking about ShapingEDU, then shifted to talking about moving face-to-face campus classes online, and then to impact of bad Internet access.  We covered a lot of ground!

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Wow! What a lively show! On the callwere Chris DeCristofaro, Maurice Coleman, Jill Hurst-Wahl, Andrea Snyder, and Paul Signorelli.  Today’s topic was how do we do micro-training for staff around topics that we might take for granted or that are new for them?  Topics mentioned included:

  • 2020 Census
  • Pronouns
  • Gender identify
  • Gender expression

Types of training mentioned were:

  • Email blasts
  • Dedicate internal website page
  • Webinar sessions (live and recorded)
  • In-person sessions
  • Ad hoc training
  • Cooperative training between libraries and systems
  • One-on-one informal training
  • Rely champions who can lead by example

Yes, we mentioned the need – in specific circumstances – to ensure that the public library director and board of trustees are on-board.

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  • TRANS 101: Gender Diversity and Transgender Inclusivity in Libraries, Kalani Adolpho (handout)
  • (en)gender
  • Definition: They (Merriam-Webster)

 

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T is for Training is now recording on Thursday nights and our last get together was on Oct. 10 (9 p.m. ET).  The technology spirits were not good to us (this seems to be a recent trend), but we were able to pull together a good conversation nonetheless.  On the call were Andrea Snyder, Jill Hurst-Wahl, Paul Signorelli and Maurice Coleman.  We used the article “Four learning & development trends in the digital age” as our starting point.  We discussed the different ways people want to learn (see graphic below), the need for people to take charge of their own learning (self-directed learning), meeting people where they are, engaging in short bursts of training, and taking existing training and modifying into different formats.

Our next show will be Oct. 24 (Thursday) at 9 p.m. E.T. (6 p.m. P.T.)

You can listen episode 254 on the TalkShoe platform.

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Four learning & development trends in the digital age
Elementary Education Has Gone Terribly Wrong

 

Phoenix bird imageAfter an absence, T is for Training is back!  On the call were Maurice Coleman, Diane Huckabay, Andrea Snyder, Paul Signorelli, and Jill Hurst-Wahl.  We talked about online learning, digital literacy, learning to learn, and learning as you go.  Our library staff need to be able to understand technology basics and then be able to learn in the moment, when necessary.  Near the end, we talked a bit about ransomware, which has been hitting some libraries in the U.S.

Maurice is suggesting that T is for Training record every two weeks on Thursday evenings at 8:30 p.m. ET.   The next one will be on Sept. 26. You can listen to this show on TalkShoe.

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The library training, teaching, learning podcast is back in your ear holes. 

Come join the fun TONIGHT at 8:30 pm Eastern on our platform Talkshoe.

T is for Training on Talkshoe.

Think of it as the first day back at school, with new clothes and old friends.

See you then!

The Dizzy Pig Donut from Glazed and Confused in Syracuse, NYAndrea Snyder, Paul Signorelli, and Maurice Coleman started with a list of great ideas to nurture those members of a highly successful organization from the book The Dysfunctional Library: Challenges and Solutions to Workplace Relationships. They then pivoted to talk about accessible self and organizational development.  Along the way, they dropped in tips (listen to the podcast for them) and content recommendations.

Books, Blogs and Other Materials Mentioned

By the way, Friday, June 7, National Donut Day!  We hope you celebrated appropriately!

 

 

Arrow TipsSexual harassment. State law.  Diversity.  Training.

Yes, we talked about all of those topics and they ALL were related to the idea that repetition helps to accelerate learning. On the call were Maurice Coleman, Paul Signorelli, Andrea Snyder, Jill Hurst-Wahl, and an unnamed guest.

We began by talking about spaced repetition, from the Psychotatics article. Then we quickly moved into talking about the new requirements in New York State for yearly anti-harassment training for everyone who works in NYS (see links below).  We talked about the requirements, the form that the training takes, and more.  Along the way, we wondered if library volunteers and board of trustees should also be trained.  Near the end of the program, we touched upon diversity and bias.  It was a lively hour!  And yes, the idea of spaced repetition is throughout.

This is a slightly longer episode than normal (63 minutes); however, there are 2:35 minutes of silence (oh, Talkshoe!) in the beginning, so skip ahead.

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C. Ferguson and C. Lee. (2019) Faculty of color want tenacity in diversity, inclusion programming. Daily Orange.

C. Ferguson and C. Lee. (2019) ‘Viscerally aware’: Professors of underrepresented racial, ethnic groups on how their identities impact their experiences at SU. Daily Orange.

Psychotactics. How To Accelerate Client Learning (Using Spaced Repetition)

New York State. Combating Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

New York State. Workplace Sexual Harassment Prevention 21 videos with subtitles in various languages.

New York State. Minimum Standards for Sexual Harassment Prevention Policies