What programming should a library science student learn?

I recieved this email from one of the students in the Collection Development class I taught at Mizzou and thought in addition to giving my answer I’d open it up for the hive mind. I had read somewhere, it might have been on your blog in fact, that it might be a good idea for library school graduates to learn some web design languages. I … Continue reading What programming should a library science student learn?

T is for Training

I am way overdue on this post.  Several months back my friend Maurice recognized the absence of a specific forum for library staff to discuss and share information about training, so he created the T is for Training podcast.  Every other Friday a group people get together (virtually) to share tips and tricks and discuss training related issues.  If you’d like to call in or … Continue reading T is for Training

Becoming 2.0 – What 2.0 can do you for you

After much preperation the time has finally arrived!  This week I’m cohosting a Web 2.0 workshop sponsered by MOREnet and the Missouri State Library.  The topic – They asked us to talk about using Web 2.0 tools in your library!  Even better, my cohost and I created the whole thing using Google Docs.  How else are two people going to edit a presentation at all … Continue reading Becoming 2.0 – What 2.0 can do you for you

Teaching Patrons about Flickr

The first Online Picture Sharing class was last week and the second is this week, we only have 15 laptops for the patrons to use so we have to have multiple sessions.  I choose to focus on Flickr vs one of the many other online picture sharing sites inpart because MRRL has a Flickr account and because of the Social aspects of Flickr.  Online Picture … Continue reading Teaching Patrons about Flickr

Are other libraries teaching patrons about blogging?

I’m taking a break from the video game (PS2) I’m playing, to write this, because even though I tell myself the hard parts teach me patient and perseverance, they really make my head want to explore.  🙂  Last night I finally taught the rescheduled Introduction to Blogging class I was supposed to teach in May.  I really love these classes and even better, patrons love … Continue reading Are other libraries teaching patrons about blogging?

SCOM Videos

MRRL now has a Self Checkout Machine (SCOM) and staff made videos to help patrons understand how to use it. I got a hold of them and put them on both MRRL’s Flickr and Youtube accounts. The flickr video is so much clearer, of course we’re paying for a pro account, but I can’t see why we’d bother with YouTube anymore. Am I missing something? … Continue reading SCOM Videos