Monday, August 13, 2007

Week 11: Commenting and 2.1

You still have 2 more weeks to work on your 23 Things!

Many of you are sticking with it and you’re doing great!

Some of you have even completed the program!

Those who have completed – Help your colleagues. Share your frustration. Share your success. Comment on some blogs. No need to tackle the whole list---just visit the blogs of folks from your branch. We appreciate your help!

If the 23 Things program made you curious about web-based tools, check out the Learning 2.1 program - developed by PLCMC.

Wednesday, August 8, 2007

Week 10: Catch-up and wrap-up

You were recently emailed two forms.

You'll need to complete each of them in order to get credit for the course:

Step one: Complete your tracking log.

If your last name begins A-M, email it to James Kelly.
If your last name begins N-Z, email it to Lesa Zuke.

Wait for an email verification from us.
Once you have received the email verification, then…

Step two: Complete, sign and send your CEU form via interoffice mail.

If your last name begins A-M, interoffice mail it to James.
If your last name begins N-Z, interoffice mail it to Lesa.

Please note: no forms should be sent directly to Administration.

Sunday, July 29, 2007

Week 9: Podcasts, Video & Downloadable audio

20. Discover YouTube and a few sites that allow users to upload and share videos.

21. Discover some useful search tools for locating podcasts.

22. Take a look at the titles available on Overdrive or NetLibrary or Project Gutenburg and learn about downloadable audiobooks.
IMPORTANT NOTE: To use OverDrive you do not have to create an account (get a user name and password) and you DO have to go through your library's website to get into it. The procedure described is correct for NetLibrary.

23. Summarize your thoughts about this program on your blog and learn about where to go from here.

Monday, July 23, 2007

Week 8 - Online Applications and Tools

We’re checking out some online productivity tools this week. More and more libraries are finding these tools very useful when working with the public because:
1) library customers can save documents online instead of porting around their documents on a disk

2) they can do word processing and spreadsheets on ANY computer with Internet access, even one that doesn’t have Microsoft Word or Excel.

These tools could also be useful when working on teams, particularly when team members include people outside of your library. But check them out and see what YOU think.

Week 8: Online Applications & Tools

18. Take a look at some
online productivity (word processing, spreadsheet) tools.

19. Explore any site from the
Web 2.0 awards list, play with it and write a blog post about your findings.

Monday, July 16, 2007

Week 7: Wikis

16. Learn about wikis and discover some innovative ways that libraries are using them.
17. Add an entry to the Learning 2.0 SandBox wiki.

Friday, July 13, 2007 tutorial

Hello all,

As you probably noticed the Otter Group's tutorial in Thing 13 is down. The liaisons were told that this is because the tutorial site exceeded their bandwidth. So it may or may not come back up. But don't fret--

The other sites listed in Thing 13 (while not videos) will give you a very nice overview of

If you MUST have a video though, our own Chris Long found this one produced by the same group. It is a little shorter than the original and, when I used it, the audio was great but the video was a little wonky. Try it out, if you need more info though.

If you have any questions, please contact me.

Friday, July 6, 2007

Week 6: Tagging, Folksonomies & Technorati

13. Learn about tagging and discover a social bookmarking site !

14. Explore Technorati and learn how tags work with blog posts.

15. Read a few perspectives on Web 2.0, Library 2.0 and the future of libraries and blog your thoughts.