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…

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…

Home Work

I have worked from home for over a year now, so was very interested in Jonathan Mead’s Zen Habits post, “Escape the Cubicle Farm: Top Ten Reasons to Work from Home“. I agree with all of his points and really feel most productive with this lifestyle. Here’s what I’m up to these days. I’m working…

Everything Zen

Thanks to Marianne Lenox and the MLxperience for pointing me to Kim Cofino’s blog and recent post, “Less is more — making your presentations zen-tastic!” and link to the Flickr group, Great quotes about learning and change. Speaking of learning and change, I’ll be finishing my full-time gig with MaintainIT at the end of March…

Scheduling Innovation

Charlie Rose recently interviewed Google’s CEO, Eric Schmidt. Here’s part of that interview. Charlie Rose: “You have this thing at Google where you can take a day off of each week or 20 percent of your time, say, out of 100 percent, five days, one day, and you can work on anything you want to.…