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Here is my report of the press briefing of author Chad Udell (@visaulrinse) discussing his book Shock of the New.

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Some notes:

  • The book is platform agnostic.  The tech and evaluation is important not the container.
  • The book has a 30 question rubric to help you evaluate your organization and how technology can be used by your organization.
  • Budget in Learning and Development should include money for R and D of new technology and how it can be leveraged in your organization to promote better employee engagement.
  • Organizations need build the capability of its workforce.
  • 10 years from now the workplace climate will be as different as our homes are now compared to 10 years ago.  Smart devices, connectivity and seamless knowledge access are becoming the norm not the exception in places.

Very approachable and accessible person, so I am assuming that his book is just as approachable and accessible.

Looking forward to a longer interview on T is for Training in the near future.

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On the call were Paul Signorelli, Maurice Coleman, Kate Kosturski, Andrea Snyder and Diane Hucklebee.  Two of the topics this week were inspiring continued change, doing what’s uncomfortable, and managing disruptive students/people.

You can listen to the show here.

On this T is for Training, Stephanie Zimmerman started us off with a conversation on ILEAD USA: Innovative Librarians Explore, Apply and Discover, which she participated in.  iLEAD USA is being used in 10 U.S. states. The videos from the keynotes and invited speakers from this event are at https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLX5frlby3mLroZdaOO4CFJVV6P-N6XlM2.  Information on the iLEAD Pennsylvania teams is at https://ileadusapennsylvania.wordpress.com/.  Stephanie noted that there was a heavy use of Twitter during the live event.  The iLEAD Twitter name is @ILEAD_USA and they used the hashtag of #ileadusa.

Stephanie’s iLEAD presentation and handouts are at:

Stephanie mentioned this book Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions, which Eli Neiburger mentioned in his presentation.  The Project Gutenberg version is at http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/201.

The near-final topic was on how to make conference more appropriate for long-term participants. (Dear Conference Organizers, yes, this is an issue.  How can we help?)

In a tangent, the crew talked about how public libraries are chartered in New York and Maryland.  For NYS info, go to http://www.nysl.nysed.gov/libdev/libs/pltypes.htm.

On the call were Angela Paterek (@trainingpassion), Stephanie Zimmerman (@slzimm1) , Andrea Snyder (@alsnyder02), Jill Hurst-Wahl (@jill_hw) and Maurice Coleman (@baldgeekinMD). You can listen to the show here.

Green SpongeLibraries are all about lifelong learning.  How do we support/push/encourage people towards learning about things that they don’t know (and perhaps even don’t know what they don’t know)? How do we get people to become sponges soaking up information and skills, rather than mugs waiting to be filled with knowledge? We recognize that we need to make it safe for people to ask about the things that they don’t know, and make it safe to try something and fail.

The crew talked about many aspects of this, including:

  • When people have a “moment of need”, can they figure out how to learn the important information?
  • Do people fear failure or fear success?
  • How do you meet people “where they are” (in what they need to know)?

At the end of the show, we talked about weeding your responsibilities and finding joy in your work.

On the call were Andrea Snyder, Maurice Coleman, Paul Signorelli and Jill Hurst-Wahl. You can listen to the episode here.

 

Cloud Gate (a.k.a. The Bean)T is for Training began with brief overviews of the ALISE (Association for Library and Information Science Education) and ALA (American Library Association) Midwinter conferences, then moved onto the impact of Google Glasses, including its impact on libraries and trainers.  we also talked extensively about privacy, the idea of possible privacy islands, and macro vs. micro infringements on privacy. We wrapped up with a short conversation on handling questions that require sensitivity, ethics and compassion.

On the call were Maurice Coleman, Paul Signorelli, and Jill Hurst-Wahl.  You can listen to the show here.

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On Sunday, Feb. 1, Paul Signorelli, Jules Shore and Kate Kosturski hosted a Google Hangout Air to connect with colleagues, who were unable to attend ALA Midwinter in Chicago (#alaleftbehind).  Maurice Coleman and Jill Hurst-Wahl were able to join in the conversation, and others were able to listen in.  One of the lessons we all learned was about the technical aspects of doing this!

Andrea Snyder (@alsnyder02) Paul Signorelli (@paulsignorelli) and Maurce Coleman (@baldgeekinmd) participated in this week’s T is for TrainingCollaborative Learning Spaces were the focus of the show, including conferences, informal learning places, and non traditional classrooms. You can listen to the show here.

New Year's Eve BallSince this is the last show of 2014, the group did a year-end wrap up. Topics included MOOCs, selling the value of training, mentoring, and re-imagining training spaces. On the call were Jules Shore, Kate Kosturski, Paul Signorelli and Maurice Coleman.  You can listen to the show here.

The first show of 2015 will be on January 9 at 2 p.m. E.T.

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.

First THANKS TO THE incredible usual suspects that graced us with their presence at ALA.  Peter C, Paul S, MLX Kate and for a brief moment in time Julie. 

Second, there will be no T is for Training tomorrow. 

My adorable granddaughter trumps training talk this time.

The next scheduled one is July 27th but that my be out as well depending on my summer schedule for my new bionic wrists. If you want to guest host, drop me a line baldgeekinmd at gmail dot com  and we will see what we can do. 

Follow @tisfortraining for tidbits etc and @baldgeekinmd for me all of the time. 

See you round the bend……..

Maurice