Just because I can. Wordpress.com now has an option to create and add polls built right into the post toolbar. Sweet! So I made up a poll. I’m not planning to do anything with this info, other than probably write a blog post about it.
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Something that came up while I was giving my presentation at MLA is that Missouri should have state wide Learning 2.0 program. My response - I'd love it! here is who go you suggest this to and let's see what happens. I ended up having several conversations with the "right" people before I left and as prep work for my follow up email I sent a question off to the Twitterati - anyone know of any states organizations doing Learning 2.0 statewide? with participants from multiple libraries?
I thought I'd share the responses.
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A lot of people have stopped me and asked me about the Dell Mini over the last few days. Ok, fine, maybe I was flaunting it at MLA a little bit and I've been going on endlessly about it on Twitter, but it's completely deserving.
Let me state for the record, I do not have an IT background, I am a slightly more Techie than average person but that's it. The opinions expressed in here are based on my love of the Mini & the hour or so of research I did to find out about solid state hard drives. I have only had the Mini for 7 days & I reserve the right to change my mind, update or Read more [...]
I came across this cartoon recently and I just love it. I think I had it in both presentations I gave last week. You can seem more like this at Gaping Void.
My second and last presentation at the Missouri Library Association Conference. It was initially scheduled to be in a very small room, luckily I was able to get it moved.
Library Learning 2.1
View more presentations from Bobbi Newman.
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synchronous & asynchronous communication
camtasia to record screen & add audio
library instructional videos
library blog – rss feed to libraries page
meebo for IM service
on ground instructions
nilrc.org/imlis/default.asp _ NILRC information literacy toolkit
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This is my first session of the day, done by MOREnet where our Ebscohost is from
quick view - pop up window with abstract overview
gives narrow results by subject area option
narrow by publication
bread crumb trail easy to remove any term from the search with X button
full text check box
slider for date ranges
related images - get preview of first four
new to use back button from ebschost not the back button in the browser
newspaper via newsbank - can see things that are available thru morenets newsbank subscription
rss for searches we've made
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Since I'm at what is my first of two conferences this month I thought I'd try to share some conference tips I've pulled together over the years and ask you - what have I missed?
Give people your name, wear your name badge up near your face rather than on a lanyard so it's easy for people to glance at it while talking to. Introduce yourself, even if you've already met the person. Some of us have hard time with names and there are a LOT of people to remember.
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