I’m reading “Teach Beyond Your Reach” by Robin Neidorf. A lot of the content is more than I need to know in my job, but it’s pretty darn interesting. I just finished reading about learning styles. Robin points us to a quiz at learning-styles-online.com that let’s us determine what type of learner we are. I’m mostly a Logical, Solitary, Aural learner – what about you? Here are my results: These [ Read More ]
How Search Works
As a trainer I like sites like this new one from Google that show you how stuff works. How Search Works goes in to a lot of detail about how search engines work. I thought it might be a useful resource for those of you who teach web ...
Open Source Options for Education
OSS Watch has published a list of open source options for education that I think might be helpful to many of you. This document presents options for open source software for use in the education sector. Some of these may have uses outside of education, but they are presented ...
Free Koha Intro Webinars
Join me for one of these free Koha introductory webinars!! Date: Thursday, January 10, 2013 Time: 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM EST Register: https://www3.gotomeeting.com/register/616892390 Date: Tuesday, January 22, 2013 Time: 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM EST Register: https://www3.gotomeeting.com/register/188146022 Date: Wednesday, February 6, 2013 Time: 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM EST Register: https://www3.gotomeeting.com/register/783336894 Learn more about Koha on ByWater's What is ...
Free Intro to Koha 3.10 Webinars
It seems like just yesterday we were offering Koha 3.8 demos, but last week Koha 3.10 was released and so it’s time to start showing you what’s new! Join us for one of the following free Koha 3.10 demo webinars. We’ll cover what Koha can do for your library with ...
At least that’s what Tom (from Tombrarian) said to me today. This is completely not library related – but I need to vent – feel free to read on – or not. Yesterday I went into my basement to do a wash and found that my basement was flooded – not with water from the rain – but with sewage from the power room we have down there. Turns out [ Read More ]
I just read on the business2blog that Amazon is informally working on a way to let people open shops in Second Life and sell real goods. Some engineers at Amazon are informally working on linking Amazon’s APIs to the virtual world Second Life. If that were to happen, it would mean that Second Lifers could then open up virtual shops selling real-world goods (via Amazon).
I am a board member for the Upper Darby Adult Evening Program. We’re a non-profit organization that offers night classes to Upper Darby and area residents. Upper Darby is in Delaware County, PA. We’re in need of more classes/instructors and I’m emailing everyone I can think of. I figured I should probably post my request here too. If any of you know of any experts (friends or colleagues) in the [ Read More ]
I’ve heard a few speakers say that you should include your IM information and blog address on your business card – but what about designing your business card to match your blog? I haven’t ordered this card yet, but my sister gave me a hand designing a new personal (not the one my library gave me) business card. What do you think?
I added a few new pages – and updated some of the old pages. For those of you who only read this blog via RSS, you may not have noticed. On the right menu of this site I have included a link to an About Me page. I used to link to my bio on the Jenkins site – but that is skewed towards what I’ve done for the library [ Read More ]
I mentioned that I was writing another article last week. Well I finished it and sent it in – I don’t know yet if it will be published, but I thought I’d share some of the ideas with you all. I decided to take 2 routes. Route 1 was deciding to get someone in house to handle your library programming projects (versus a contractor) and Route 2 was how to [ Read More ]
Last week was my birthday so I had some time off of work and then some time catching up at work. I’m also on the board of directors for our township’s adult education program and we’re desperately trying to build onto our class offerings, but unlike the other area night schools, ours is not supported by the school district. So I spent a lot of time yesterday trying to come [ Read More ]
If you read my last post you saw that I was a little disappointed that I did the LITA National Forum Wiki before I learned about Wetpaint. Well Chris Kollas from Wetpaint also read that post and has offered to help me move all of the info from pbwiki to Wetpaint so that I can test it out. At first I didn’t think it was wise, but then I figured [ Read More ]
There is another free hosted wiki option to add to the mix. Wetpaint looks pretty darn slick. Combining the best of wikis, blogs, and forums, Wetpaint is the canvas where everyone gets a brush. From personal expression to collaboration, Wetpaint empowers you to connect with others on whatever you’re passionate about. I kind of wish I had read about it before I started the LITA National Forum wiki. I’ll let [ Read More ]