Wednesday, April 30, 2008
Monday, April 28, 2008
You can find his book here.
The rules are simple:
- Think about what you are passionate about teaching your students.
- Post a picture from a source like FlickrCC or Flickr Creative Commons or make/take your own that captures what YOU are most passionate about for kids to learn about…and give your picture a short title.
- Title your blog post “Meme: Passion Quilt” and link back to this blog entry.
- Include links to 5 folks in your professional learning network or whom you follow on Twitter/Pownce.
Okay, so I tag (and you may already have been tagged this late in the game):
p.s. origin of the passion quilt meme here
p.p.s. origin of the meme in the biblioblogosphere here
Wednesday, May 28, 2008 Hershey Public Library
Thursday, May 29, 2008 PaTTAN, King of Prussia
Tuesday, June 3, 2008 PaTTAN, Pittsburgh
Wednesday, June 4, 2008 Clarion University
Tuesday, June 10, 2008 PA College of Technology (Williamsport)
Registration 8:30 - 9:00
Welcome/Introductions 9:00 - 9:30
Web 2.0 for Libraries 9:30 -10:30
Break 10:30 - 10:45
Working with Boards 10:45 - 11:15
PR & Marketing your Library 11:15 - 11:45
Lunch 11:45 - 12:30
1st Brainstorming/Networking Session 12:30 - 1:15
Sharing information from 1st Session 1:15 - 1:40
2nd Brainstorming/Networking Session 1:40 - 2:15
Sharing information from 2nd Session 2:15 - 2:35
Composing Action Plans 2:35 - 3:15
Stephanie Zimmerman, Library System of Lancaster County
Working with Boards
Cathi Alloway, Dauphin County Library System (Hershey & Pittsburgh Locations)
Julie Rinehart, Berks County Public Libraries (King of Prussia, Clarion, and Williamsport)
Programs, Promotion and PR
Bonnie Young, Office of Commonwealth Libraries (Hershey, King Of Prussia, Pittsburgh, and Clarion)
Diana Megdad, Office of Commonwealth Libraries (Williamsport)
Is your mind reeling with questions?
What is Web 2.0 and what impact will it have on my library, my patrons, and my staff? How do I know what to ask? Will policies need to be rewritten or formulated?
How can I have a better relationship with my Board of Trustees, and the Friends of the Library Board? What should I be doing to build a relationship with local governmental boards?
Why are programs so important to promoting my library? How can I use promotion to emphasize the value of my library to the community?
Cost – Free!!!
Designed for District Consultants, Directors, Public Relations Staff, or any staff interested in learning and sharing knowledge and ideas.
Please forward your registration form and a brief concern, story, idea, success, non-success you’d like the presenters to address to Anne Kruger firstname.lastname@example.org Feel free to forward this to any staff members.
Here are the details:
"Cultivating a Culture of Learning in the Library
6/10/08 11 AM - 12 PM PT / 2 - 3 PM ET
How much time does your library spend on "training?" Statistics show that most learning takes place on the job or with a coworker, yet as trainers we spend an inordinate amount of time preparing for and delivering classroom training. In this webinar you will learn why you need to get your staff out of the classroom and instead focus on creating a culture of learning in your library.
We will explore:
* The differences between training and learning
* The benefits to libraries for creating a culture of learning
* The key elements of a learning organization
* Tips for creating a culture of learning in any size library"
I unfortunately will have to listen to the archive as I'll be presenting Web2.0 for Libraries at a Bloomin' Ideas workshop in Williamsport PA that day sponsored by PA Commonwealth Libraries.
Wednesday, April 23, 2008
Please take the time to read what was done in Staten Island NY. They developed a family-friendly series of computer basics classes for Spanish speakers. Heck, you could do this in English too. It's such a great idea combining classes for the adults with crafts and fun for the kids at the same time. Read THE DISCUSSION and then download the RESOURCES. It's all been done for you!
| Event Type: Spanish Outreach Webinar|
Start Time: 12:00 PM (Central) 1:00pm (Eastern)
End Time: 1:00 PM (Central) 2:00pm (Eastern)
Description: Learn about several innovative programs designed to increase access to health information for Spanish speakers and increase community health. Guest speakers include: Susan Dalmas, manager of Queens Library/ Adult Learner Program; Kathel Dunn, Associate Director of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Middle Atlantic Region; and Loida Garcia-Febo, Assistant Coordinator, Special Services, Queens Library. For details about this month's topic and other information on past or future webinar sessions, visit: Spanish Outreach In Depth Webinars.
Location: Central Time
Registration Ends: 5/13/2008 at 11:00 AM
Other Information: All event times listed are CENTRAL TIME ZONE and please, INCLUDE YOUR EMAIL when you register.
Link: Instructions on joining webinar
Monday, April 21, 2008
Thursday, April 17, 2008
The REFORMA DC Metro Area Chapter, in conjunction with the Montgomery County Public Libraries, WebJunction, and the Maryland State Department of Education’s Division of Library Development & Services is offering a FREE one-day workshop, “If You Build It, Will They Come?: Expert Tips for Developing Spanish Language Collections.” Speakers include Dr. Camila Alire, Elissa Miller, and Betty Valdés.
When: Monday, May 5, 2008 (Cinco de Mayo)
Where: Rockville Library, Montgomery County Public Library
Registration is free but seats are limited so register fast!
Tuesday, April 15, 2008
"NLWD is a day for library staff, users, administrators and Friends groups to recognize the valuable contributions made by all library workers."
To honor all library workers I offer you this:
Thursday, April 10, 2008
Wednesday, April 9, 2008
Wednesday, April 2, 2008
Tuesday, April 1, 2008, 9:30 a.m.
2123 Rayburn House Office Building
This was a hearing held yesterday for the Congress' Committee on Energy and Commerce.
I've only listened to the opening of this, but it shows how relevant Web2.0 is and gives an excellent explanation of Virtual Worlds. I hope to finish it at some point. Unfortunately it's only available as a .wmv file, so I can't download an mp3 or anything. Makes it harder for me to have time to listen, but it sounds very good.
Go HERE for the archived file.
Tuesday, April 1, 2008
First, flying penguins are caught on film for the first time ever!
A new Google Search tool can see into the future.
TODAY only, you will find a special video when clicking any featured video in the list on YouTube. Be sure to check it out! (Do you know the meaning of rickroll?)
Be sure to check out the Election Deathmatch Coverage.
Finally, a Betamax to HD-DVD converter, something I've been waiting for for years.
Google and Virgin Media have joined forces with Vir-gle. You can now join the ranks of those planning to travel to Mars. I will definitely be one of the first to add my name!
Lastly, be on time everytime with Google Custom Time. This will really come in handy!
A special thank you to this site for sharing all of this breaking news with me!