http://www.wpl.ca/ I talk about WPL a lot because they are doing some cool stuff… Take a look at the Flickr section of their front page. It links to their collection of sets. This not only allows the librarians to organize, tag and receive comments on their photos, but it also educates users: this might be some folks first experience with Flickr. It’s a Web-based teaching moment! Other experienced Flickr folks might click through and add WPL as a contact. In fact, maybe the next step is a link in that box something like this: Add the Waterloo Public Library to […]
Via NEKLS: Brenda has eight tips for would-be technology trainers: 1. Stop trying to provide step-by-step directions 2. Encourage independence. 3. Expect success. 4. Encourage exploration. 5. Provide context. 6. Treat training as a collaborative project. 7. Use storytelling. 8. Be real-world.
Patron to AV Librarian on learning the library would soon be checking out iPods: “Get out! You mean I can check out an iPod from the library? I don’t have to spend $150 myself to get one? Great, now I can spend that money on something else. I’m getting a manicure, a pedicure….”
JENNY LEVINE & MICHAEL STEPHENS’s STATEMENT (From 05/01/2006 to 05/31/2006) Your lenses have generated $0.08 total. $0.08 has been donated in your name to Squidoo Charity Fund. http://www.squidoo.com/library20/