Posts Tagged ‘Robin Hastings’

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

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 ( 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.


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.

This interview with Robin Hastings (aka Webgoddess) of MRRL is the first in a series of interviews being conducted during the “2009-2010 winter break” for T is for Training.

Download the interview here:  Robin Hastings T is for Training Interview.

Or go to the T is for Training Show page and have a listen to this great interview.

Links to many things discussed during the interview are posted in both delicious and diigo.

Her brief bio:

Robin Hastings is the Information Tech Coordinator for the Missouri River Regional Library. She is responsible for the physical networking, web sites and social networks for the library as well as, of course, those “other duties as assigned”. She’s presented at conferences all over the world about the library’s Library Learning 2.0 program as well as about using social networks to collaborate. She’ll be in Texas twice this spring to discuss social networks in government and to lead a workshop on creating useful mashups using social networks at the Texas Library Association meeting. Robin has authored an ALA Tech Report on Collaboration 2.0 and has a book coming out in March on using Twitter, FriendFeed and Tumblr in libraries.

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.

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