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Teachers are Learners

Paul Signorelli and Maurice Coleman started talking about the Meet the Modern Learner, which morphed into meet the modern library staff who both train/teach/learn and organize information. They then talked about how our customers have forced change by being mobile like staff, needing information on demand, open collaboration and being empowered to do so.  To listen to the show, go here.

 

Washington HiltonOn the call was Maurice Coleman, Andrea Snyder, Kate Kosturski and Jill Hurst-Wahl.  Both Maurice and Jill had attended the Computers in Libraries Conference last week.  Kate and Andrea are past participants. They all discussed the conference, number of participants, what has changed in the conference, what changes they would like to see, ideas about keynote speakers, and more.  The show can be heard here.

There is now a copy of the CIL 2016 Library As Podcaster presentation by Maurice Coleman (this show) and Forrest Foster of Let’s Talk Learning Spaces   Enjoy! 

3-21-16  Update:  The Talk is now up at T is for Training.  Download the podcast of the talk here 

This blog post is a summary of a session done at the Computers in Libraries Conference on March 10, 2016 by Maurice Coleman and Forrest Foster.  This post was originally published here and is republished here with permission,


Library as PodcasterForrest Foster, host of Let’s Talk Learning Spaces – he works at an academic library in North Carolina – and Maurice Coleman, host of T is for Training – he is technical trainer for Harford County Public Library.

Foster and Coleman did the session interviewing each other.
Questions asked  of each other included:
Your show is about what? Forrest started his show as a way of gathering and sharing information on learning spaces/learning commons. Maurice started his show after CIL eight years ago.  He wanted the conference experience all of the time.  He wanted an ongoing conversation on training, teaching, learning, and administration.
Who is your audience? For Forrest, it is anyone who wants to listen.  The show is marketed to academic librarians. For Maurice, his is for anyone Ina library who does training.
How do you connect with your audience?   Maurice said that people hear about the show through conferences, social media and talking to people.  Forrest asked people how we connect and said that’s what he does – email lists and social media.  Maurice noted that his shows has its own Twitter feed.
What do they (people) get out of it? For T is for Training, Maurice encourages people to show up.  People do answer questions for each other and share resources.  He provides connections to people who don’t normally connect.  For Forrest, the show provides some new information and also confirmation of their strategy.
How do you produce it? T is for Training is hosted on TalkShoe.  People use phone of Skype to call in.  Maurice doesn’t to a lot of “engineering” in the background.  Let’s Talk Learning Spaces uses BlogTalk Radio.  People can call into the show.  Generally he interviews someone.
Is there a theme or topic?  For T is for Training, Paul Signorelli frequently generates a topic, then the conversation goes on from there.  Let’s Talk Learning Spaces developed the topics based on the need of his library’s learning space.
Library as PodcasrerIs the show recorded or must you listen live?  Both!  The conversation happens live, and you can also listen to the recording afterwards.
How do you market it?  Email, Twitter, etc.
Forrest does his show at work.  Maurice does his at work or at home, depending on his schedule.  Maurice’s podcast is part of his professional development. Forrest’s show has a cost.
How did you get buy-in?  Forrest didn’t at first. He didn’t to prove return on investment.  Buy-in came with key people participating in it and the feedback he received. For Maurice, getting the then-current ALA president to call-in really helped with the buy-in.
Do you have outside funding?  Forrest, no.  Maurice said that people want to sponsor his show.  His sponsors are people he wants to promote or give him in-kind contributions.  He does not receive money from his sponsors.
The platform that Forrest uses has minimal costs.  There is no microphone or studio, since everyone calls into the show.
What challenges do you have? For Forrest, ensuring the correct resources are available when needed.  For Maurice, it is the crap-shot of who will or will not show up every other Friday for his show.
Personal impact?  Forrest – learning.  Learning about his staff and watching them grow.  A way of being active professionally.  Maurice – better speaker, presenter and trainer. He has learned to be a better person. He is better at his job.  It has been his professional development and his “advanced degree.”
What do you wish you knew when you started?  Maurice wished he knew that it was going to last this long. He wish he had lighter equipment (snowball mic), for when he takes the show on the road. Podcasts generally don’t last 8 years.
In conclusion, act locally, share globally.
Is it better to be structured or extemporaneous?  It depends on your temperament and perhaps where you work.  Consider your desired outcome.
Are either posting text transcripts or doing something for people who have hearing disabilities? Forrest has the ability to do it.  Maurice doesn’t have the capability.  Maurice notes that it would take time and time he doesn’t have.

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.

Hope you are all having a happy and healthy holiday season and wish you a joyous and successful new year.

We had our last show (our 111th, by the way)  “Wishing You A Better Tomorrow” and with the show being taped the day of the Newtown, CT incident.  We discussed workplace safety and active shooter situations.  A bit of departure from our normal subject matter.

If you just follow this blog and not our twitter feed @tisfortraining you may not know that we have been producing shows pretty much every two weeks throughout the year.

I would like to thank this year’s substitute host Kate K.  who always does a fantastic job when she guest hosts the show.

You can go to our talkshoe page and see our list of calls over the fall and early winter 2012.

Our next show is scheduled for January 11th, 2013  at 2 pm eastern time.

Our next call in show after that will be on February 8th, 2013 also at 2 pm eastern time.

I will be at ALA Midwinter in Seattle and may do a live show there.  We shall see.

Contact me at baldgeekinmd at gmail dot com if you are going to be at MW and want to do a live show.

Otherwise, thank you for all of your support throughout 2012 and I hope to see , meet, talk, work with you all in 2013

Maurice Coleman
T is for Training Host and Producer.

We will be at the Public Library Association conference in Philadelphia 3 pm Friday at the Overlook Cafe in the convention center above the hallway leading to the Marriott hotel.

Next week, at Computers In Libraries, we will tape at 5:30 pm on Thursday evening at a location to be determined.

Also, I recorded a special 10 minutes today. The clue: Unshelved Open Source Book Lust. It was awesome.

We returned on the 13th of January 2012  with a show featuring @jill_hw and @baldgeekinmd discussing information freedom, sources, resources and many other topics, such as the WHITE HOUSE allows you to start electronic petitions on its site.  Yeah, that White House.

Download Episode 90 “You Can Get It, But Who Wrote It?” here

Today, 27 January 2012, we recorded another fantastic show.   Called ” Honey, People Don’t Walk In Texas”  was a ride about ALA Midwinter, Life, Dallas and other fun topics.  Featuring @librarian_kate @alsnyder02 @strnglibrarian, and Diane Huckabay (our newest USUAL SUSPECT!!!!! ) of Washington State on the call.

Download Episode 91 – “Honey, People Don’t Walk In Texas” here

How to Go High Tech on a Small Budget:  Workshops happen on February 1st and 8th SIGN UP HERE!
Creating Presentations that Don’t Put People To Sleep: Happening on March 29th SIGN UP HERE!

Follow @tisfortraining on twitter for the latest (Usually show info and links are here first!)

See you in two weeks on February 2nd at 2 pm eastern time. 1 pm central.

For those who depend on our RSS feed to know when shows are going on, I apologize.   Still with the crazy busy at work and in life. (all good by the way) I have not been able to post individual posts about the last two shows.  Follow @tisfortraining on twitter there for the most up to date news.

@tisfortraining 87: More Common Sense is ready: j.mp/tZGF46 w/ @TrainingPassion @alsnyder02 and @librarian_kate Awesomeness!

Both Tired, @librarian_kate on dayquil and me on coffee: @tisfortraining 88 An Angry Bird: bit.ly/t0waL8 a short show.

Tomorrow’s show:   How the change in reading effects training:  http://t.co/prCjyPaQ and our holiday questionapalooza.

Join us tomorrow at 2. http://www.talkshoe.com/tc/24719 Thanks!

And Happy Holidays to you all.

This is a post about the podcast two weeks ago today (September 9th) .  

Yes we are recording today at 2 pm Episode number 84.

Yep. Happened again.

T is for Training Episode 83: Kindergarten Computing  is available for download here from our host TalkShoe. You can listen to this or any of our other shows using the TalkShoe panel link in our sidebar.

Thanks to the participants who participated on this call.

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.

Today’s Topics:

Don’t remember…..

 T is for Training 83’s Guests and twitter handles:

Maurice Coleman   Harford County (MD) Public Library@baldgeekinmd
Ellen Druda, Half Hollow Hills (NY) Library, @dblduchess
Marianne Lenox, Huntsville Madison County (AL) Public Library @mlx 
Kate Kosturski, J-STOR  @librarian_kate
Janie Hermann, Princeton (NJ) Public Library @janieh
Courtney Young,  Penn State (PA) Greater Allegheny @librarycourtney

Workplace Learning and Leadership:  Paul and Lori’s Book *BUY IT NOW!*

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 up with us: Our blogPodcast FeedITunes Home,Friendfeed, our Google Group, (pretty please join the google group!) and our Diigo Group.

Contact Us: baldgeekinmd at gmail dot com or via text or voice at Google Voice number 504-233-0361

Link Love: 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.

The next LIVE call in show is today Friday the 23rd at 2 pm.  The next show will either be the 7th or 21st.

This is a post about the podcast two weeks ago today (august 26th) .  Yes we are recording as this post goes up.  I love the future.

T is for Training Episode 82: Read Before Burnout  is available for download here from our host TalkShoe. You can listen to this or any of our other shows using the TalkShoe panel link in our sidebar.

Thanks to the participants who participated on this call.

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.

Today’s Topics:

Training v. teaching
Marketing Training To Your Staff

 Today’s Guests and twitter handles:

Maurice Coleman   Harford County (MD) Public Library@baldgeekinmd
Chester Mealer, Rapides Parish Library (LA) @cdm014
Ellen Druda, Half Hollow Hills (NY) Library, @dblduchess
Stephanie Zimmerman Library System of Lancaster County (PA) @slzimm1
Jill Hurst-Wahl  Syracuse (NY) University @jill_hw
Julie Strange Maryland Ask Us Now  @strnglibrarian

 

Workplace Learning and Leadership:  Paul and Lori’s Book *BUY IT NOW!*

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 up with us: Our blogPodcast FeedITunes Home,Friendfeed, our Google Group, (pretty please join the google group!) and our Diigo Group.

Contact Us: baldgeekinmd at gmail dot com or via text or voice at Google Voice number 504-233-0361

Link Love: 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.

The next LIVE call in show i today, if this posts correctly, this will go up as T is for Training 83 is starting. We will see.

Next show is September 9th (as in right now, then September 23rd)