SWKLS Tech Day Presentation

The Conversation Business: Learning, Listening, and Connecting in Libraries Today (and Tomorrow) 2013 SWKLS Tech Day Brenda Hough There are many ways libraries can be at the center of conversation in their communities: by offering programs that foster discussion, designing spaces that encourage interaction, providing tools for a “workshop of the mind”, storing and sharing…

LibraryYOU – training is an essential component

LibraryYOU is a project by the Escondido Public Libraryin California. It’s all about collecting and sharing local knowledge with videos and podcasts. I had the opportunity to interview Donna Feddern from Escondido Public about the project. Our chat is about 30 minutes long and the recording is available here: https://sas.elluminate.com/p.jnlp?psid=2012-05-30.1450.M.A3485DA46D73096DA2D54F0777B15F.vcr&sid=2011591 Donna has been tracking the…

Week Two: Online Communities

This is my post for the second week in our 23 Things Kansas project. What Online Community did you choose? What do you like most about it? I will talk about Facebook, since it’s the online community I use the most. I think the thing I like best about Facebook is photos. Another thing I…

Week One: Blogging

I’m going to be participating in 23 Things Kansas, the new online learning program inspired by Helene Blowers. All participants will use a blog to track their progress. Today, the program kicked off with lesson one – written by Erin Downey Howerton. It’s all about blogging. I’ve been blogging since 2002 or 2003, but have…

Summer Reading and Technology Learning

“Everything you need to know about training you learned in summer reading programs: what if technology trainers used some of the paths already forged by summer reading program planners?” Computers in Libraries | September 1, 2003| Hough, Brenda It’s 7 years later and I still am wishing for this. I still think we could benefit…