Arlington Heights Takes Learning 2.0 to the People

Arlington Heights Memorial Library rolls out “A Baker’s Dozen” – a 13 part, 13 month learning program for library users. It’s nice to see Helene Blowers ultra-successful model adapted for patrons. I’ll be watching this one closely.

You may have seen the phrase “social networking,” along with mention of sites such as MySpace and FaceBook. Do you watch or even upload videos to YouTube? Do you read blogs and subscribe to RSS feeds? Maybe you’ve added some photos to Flickr. All of the aforementioned sites are part of the Web 2.0 craze.

Please join AHML for the next year and 1 month for a Baker’s Dozen; each month this series will highlight a Web 2.0 topic and tool as well as feature a brief assignment (designed to take no more than a few minutes).

Most lessons will require that you create a free account on a specific website; AHML recommends that you use the same (or, at least similar) username and password for each. You can always change them at a later date!

Have other libraries started this type of program? How about academic libraries?

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3 thoughts on “Arlington Heights Takes Learning 2.0 to the People”

  1. Isn’t usability the ante that gets you into the game? Other things, especially creativity and innovation, might win the game and keep you ahead of the competition but you got to be in it to win it.

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