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The twenty fifth hour of T is for Training is entitled Why Sleep When You Can Meet Librarians or Is There A Secret Society of Librarian Swingers?

Download and listen to our 16th show of 2009 here. Today’s show was full of both insight and crickets!

On the today’s show:

Maurice Coleman Harford County (MD) Public Library
Lori Reed, Public Library of Charlotte & Mecklenburg County (NC)
Laura Botts, Mercer University (GA)
Marianne Lenox
,
Huntsville Madison County (AL) Public Library
Stephanie Zimmerman Library System of Lancaster County (PA)
Bobbi Newman, Chattahoochee Valley (GA) Libraries
Polly-Alida Farrington – Library Consultant (NY based)
Janie Hermann, Princeton (NJ) Public Library
Matt Hamilton
, Boulder Public (CO) Library

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:

ALA 2009, both the Face to Face and Virtual ALA, News from CLENE and a homework assignment for the next show. 

We will talk about Facilitation v Presentation on the next show. Tag related items in delicious.

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, our still new Google Group,(pretty please join the google group!) LinkedIn, FaceBook, Twitter, a brand new Flickr group (thanks Polly!) and our Twitter Twibe.

Go to the delicious page : http://delicious.com/tag/tisfortraining to see relevant links.

And join us on July 31st 2009 at 2 pm Eastern Time for the next T is for Training.

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The twenty first hour of T is for Training is entitled What Is My Call To Action? Download and listen to our 13th  show of 2009 here. We had a nice cast of folks joining us today.

On the today’s show:

Maurice Coleman Harford County (MD) Public Library
Lori Reed, Public Library of Charlotte & Mecklenburg County (NC)
Jill Hurst-Wahl, Syracuse University School of Information Studies (NY)
Paul Signorelli, Paul Signorelli and Associates (CA)
Peter Bromberg, South Jersey Regional Library Cooperative (NJ)
Allison Miller, Internet Public Library  (Our newest Usual Suspect. Congrats!)
Rachel Rappaport,
Howard County Public Library (MD) (Our newest Usual Suspect. Congrats!)
Matt Weaver,
Westlake Porter (OH) Public Library (WELCOME First Time Participant!)
Glenn
from California (WELCOME First Time Participant!)

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.

On today’s very special episode we talked about:

How to model appropriate and innovative use of technologies in libraries.

As part of the summer long conference called: “Conversants :-) A Participatory Conversation,” a new idea in professional development for challenging economic times.

Among the things we talked about:

The Internet Public Library and the Librarian Internet Index‘s combining resources; Alliance Library System putting together a Mobile Reference Service;  Q and A NJ exploring text reference; Liverpool (NY) Public Library taking advantage of Panera Bread’s wifi and going to the public;  University Libraries using Skype to provide reference inside and outside of the library;  Washington DC Public Library’s IPhone application; Char Booth’s work on library reference; San Francisco Public Library’s forms of electronic reference; Text Reference and Abilene Christian University and Georgetown Med’s Use of IPhones.

Follow us on Our blog, Podcast Feed, ITunes Home, Friendfeed, our still new Google Group,(pretty please join the google group!LinkedIn, FaceBookTwitter, a brand new Flickr group (thanks Polly!) and our Twitter Twibe.

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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.

****Register for Pres4Lib, An East Coast Library camp for speakers and trainers being held on June 12th in Princeton NJ. (We will be taping an episode at the conference!)****

Check out the June episode ofAdventures in Library Instruction, a podcast about instructional development in libraries.   One of the hosts is T is for Training usual suspect Jason Puckett.

And join us on June 19th 2009 at 2 pm Eastern Time for the next T is for Training.  I am sure that we will do some wrap up of the Pres4Lib2009 conference next Friday.

First I hope to see a bunch of folks tomorrow (Friday April 24th) at  2 pm Eastern time.

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 Shovers and Makers (you have until May 15th to declare yourself a Shover and Maker.)

Tomorrow’s Topics to date:

When Training Counts? What type of investment does your institution make in training and what type of dividends do we see? From Lori Reed

All About RSS

First: What is the effectiveness of RSS for communicating to staff and patrons?

Second: Both Lori Reed and Libworm ( A library centric RSS Resource index) would like some ideas of training site feeds feeds and LibWorm would like some canned Training and ID queries for their users.

What do you look for or what do you need to support your career as a trainer?

Remember to register for Pres4Lib, An East Coast Library camp for speakers and trainers being held on June 12th in Princeton NJ.

Go to the delicious page : http://delicious.com/tag/tisfortraining to see relevant links.

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.  It is up to you, but please do come. If you want to participate with your voice on the call, you should probably join Talkshoe before the show. You can catch up with all of the episodes  you may have missed by going to the Talkshoe either via the sidebar widget or via the web.

2point-0-ed? Keep up with us via: Our blog, Podcast Feed, ITunes HomeFriendfeed, LinkedIn, FaceBook, Google Group, or Twitter.
See you tomorrow.  

The seventeenth hour of T is for Training is entitled I Had Netbook Envy or If You Can’t Make It, Steal It! . Download and listen to our ninth show of 2009 here.

Follow us on Our blog, Podcast Feed, ITunes Home, Friendfeed, our new Google Group, LinkedIn, FaceBook, or Twitter.

And join us on April 24th 2009 at 2 pm Eastern Time for the next T is for Training.  And join the Google Group. Go ahead. Do it.

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 Shovers and Makers.

On the today’s show:

Maurice Coleman Harford County (MD) Public Library
Julie Strange, Maryland Ask Us Now (MD)
Peter Bromberg, South Jersey Regional Library Cooperative (NJ)
Jessica Sanchez, Kettering University (MI)
Polly Potter, Nolichucky Regional Library (TN)
Jason Puckett, Georgia State University Library (GA)

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 we talked about:

Computers In Libraries 2009 Wrap Up and Down:

Recap: We loved the lobbycon/carpetcon/tablecon informal sessions, wifi, power and the great presentations.   For next year, perhaps identifying sessions by basic and advanced courses.  Also, include some hands on tracks, like the preconferences but within the conference.  Also the two folks who were not there were able to use twitter, ustream live, flickr and blog posts to feel that they also got some takeaways from the conference.   Also the live podcast was a big hit.

Pres4Lib: An East Coast Library camp for speakers and trainers being held on June 12th in Princeton NJ.  Looking to become an annual event.  As far as we know it will be the first Presenter/Trainer/Speaker focused library camp!

Recap: We want to see some learning around “Active Learning”  Exercises and modules; BattleDecks; and making sure that the conference is easily able to tag.

Adventures in Library Instruction Podcast A new podcast about instructional development in libraries.

Recap: New podcast specifically focused around libraries and instuctional development.  They started it because there was nothing out there that met his instructional design needs. (We here at T is for Training completely understand.)

So, I opened my big host mouth at the end of last show and said:

“On the next show, we will talk about Mobile Technology and Training.”

Great.   Nice statement, but how do I make our first ( and I hope not last) “specific theme” show worth listening to?

By begging for links and specific ideas of things to talk about around “Mobile Technology and Training.”

Even though I have a few ideas, I want this to be about your information needs.

One Idea: Podcast Trumps Lecture: Based on an article in ESchool News, podcasts of lectures were more effective than attending the lecture in this study.   To make this really happen your input is needed.

So, feel free to comment here or on our FriendFeed Room about what YOU want to talk about around Moble Technology and Training.

Seriously.  Give your input. Make the show.   Join the call.

We tape at 2 pm Eastern March 27th .

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.  It is up to you, but please do come. If you want to participate with your voice on the call, you should probably join Talkshoe before the show. You can catch up with all of the episodes  you may have missed by going to the Talkshoe either via the sidebar widget or via the web.

2point-0-ed? Keep up with us via: Our blog, Podcast Feed, ITunes HomeFriendfeed, LinkedIn, FaceBook, or Twitter.

Join us Friday (October 10th) at 2 pm for the third episode of the T is for Training podcast.  You can listen live by clicking on the show’s page. You can call in, listen to the stream, or come by and chat. It is up to you, but please do come.

If you want to participate with your voice on the call, you should probably join Talkshoe before the show.  Keep up with us via: Our blog, Podcast Feed, ITunes HomeFriendfeed, LinkedIn, FaceBook, or Twitter.

You can catch up with all of the episodes  you may have missed by going to the Talkshoe either via the sidebar widget or via the web.

All of the call information is on the sidebar of the blog or here:

Phone Number: (724) 444-7444
Call ID: 24719

The planned agenda:

Welcome/IceBreaker –  Who are you, affiliation (if you want to,) where are you from and do you blog and if so where?/Why T is for Training

Keeping an Even Keel: What do you do to stay sane and healthy when you’re training and/or traveling too much?
Background: A question posed by ff user pollyalida to the T is for Training’s Friendfeed Room (the full conversation.) Share your tips for what you do to keep your head about you when on the road or doing a lot of training.  

Do You Know what I’m Saying? How do you say what you say so that your trainees understand what you are saying?
Background: Inspired by Librarian by Day’s favoriting of a video about the power of language. Using different languages to convey the same idea. What is the role of language in training and evaluation? Is this the secret to providing training that is remembered?

Get a Grip on Assessments: How do we handle assessment in all of its forms as trainers?
Background: Inspired by this blog post by Meredith Farkas, how do we ensure that our training works?  How we create time to do not just individual workshop pre and post assessment, but big picture staff development and training assessments?

From the Back Room — A place to to talk about…stuff that comes up.

Wrap-up

I hope you join us live or on talkshoe for the call.  See you then.  Let’s have some conversation.