T is for Training Meme

T is for TrainingThe fabulous host of T is for Training, Maurice, has ordered challenged the group to answer these 27 questions with one sentence each. Who am I to ignore an order challenge? 🙂

1. Your One Sentence Bio

  • I’m not that kind of librarian.

2. Do you blog? If yes, how did you come up with your blog name?

  • It’s a reference to Barbara Gordon and the all the non-traditional roles librarians fill these days.

3. What is your professional background?

  • I’ve worked in libraries since I was 16.  Before I got my MLS I worked with engineers, and my first job after graduating was working with engineers, for some of you this may explain a lot.

4. What training do you do? staff? patrons? types of classes?

  • staff, patron, other libraries that ask me to, A wide range of subjects – reference in the digital age, social media, web 2.0, gaming, time management, tech tools etc

5. What training do you think is most important to libraries right now

  • We need to step up staff training, every staff member should feel comfortable offering basic assistance with any service or technology the library offers.

6. Where do you get your training?

  • Anywhere I can! conferences, webinars, colleagues

7. How do you keep up?

  • my feed reader, Twitter and Facebook

8. What do you think are the biggest challenges libraries are facing right now?

  • shifting our foundations so change is easier and faster

9. What are biggest challenges for trainers?

  • short of staff, time, money and in some cases the unwillingness of trainees

10. What exciting things are you doing training wise?

  • We have a gadget garage that the FIT (Future Innovation & Technology) Committee is working with to help staff become familiar with new tools, investigate potential new services and circulation to patrons.

11. What do you wish were you doing?

  • more training for everyone

12. What would you do with a badger?

  • feed it chocolate cake

13. What’s your favorite food?

  • Italian

14. If you were stranded on an island, what one thing would you want to have with you?

  • another person

15. Do you know what happens when a grasshopper kicks all the seeds out of a pickle?

  • uh?

16. Post it notes or the back of your hand?

  • used to be back of the hand, but was told it was unprofessional, now I carry a notebook or use my smartphone

17. Windows or Mac?

  • windows by default not by thought out choice

18. Talk about one training moment you’d like to forget?

    19. What’s your take on handshakes?

    • firm is a must

    20) Global warming: yes or no

    • yes

    21. How did you get into this line of work?

    • by luck & love

    22. Why is the best part of your job?

    • making a difference, see “it” click whatever “it” is

    23. Why should someone else follow in your shoes?

    • I’m going to have to agree with Pete on this one – blaze your own trail

    24. Sushi or hamburger?

    • depends

    25. LSW or ALA?

    • both

    26. What one person in the world do you want to have lunch with and why?

    • Barack Obama I heard him speak when he was campaigning and it was amazing, I’d just like to have a conversation with him

    27. What cell phone do you have and why?

    • Palm Pre – Sprint gave it to me. I hate it, I’m on my 3rd one.  Don’t buy one.

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