Posts Tagged ‘Cliff Landis’

I am pleased to present an interview with author, MLIS Professor, presenter and editor of the Tech Set seriesEllyssa Kroski.

Additional material from the series is available at http://techset.wetpaint.com

The show is available here at Talkshoe  for download and your listening pleasure.

Her bio:

Ellyssa Kroski is an Information Services Technologist at Barnard College as well as a writer, educator, and international conference speaker. She is an adjunct faculty member at Long Island University, Pratt Institute, and San Jose State University where she teaches LIS students about emerging technologies. Her book Web 2.0 for Librarians and Information Professionals was published in February 2008 and she is the creator and Series Editor for the upcoming The Tech Set 10-volume book series. She blogs at iLibrarian and writes a column called Stacking the Tech for Library Journal’s Academic Newswire.

Contact her at ellyssakroski at yahoo.com ( She would like feedback about The Tech Set.)

Thanks Ellyssa for a great interview.

The next regular scheduled show will happen this Friday, April 23rd at 2 pm eastern time.

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.

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And join us on January 29th at 2 pm Eastern Time for the next T is for Training.

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.