FCC’s Broadband Action Agenda Fails to Address Training and Education

I’ve been following the FCC’s National Broadband Plans since they were sent to Congress.  I’ve been excited about the possibility of the Digital Literacy Corps.  However when reviewing the Broadband Action Agenda I feel a little uneasy.  I see no reference to training or instruction.  While I agree on the importance of access to broadband I’m concerned about lack of attention to instruction. This sort … Continue reading FCC’s Broadband Action Agenda Fails to Address Training and Education

Training in the Cloud #cil2010

Or 30 Things in 20 minutes.  Maurice Coleman and I presented with another group so we only had 20 minutes to run through ours.  I’d say we did pretty well though. Training in the Cloudhttp://static.slidesharecdn.com/swf/ssplayer2.swf?doc=traininginthecloudforcil2010-100417103239-phpapp02&rel=0&stripped_title=training-in-the-cloud View more presentations from Bobbi Newman. We put together a resources pages with links to all of the tools we mentioned and some the audience threw out at the end. … Continue reading Training in the Cloud #cil2010

Taking Traing to Patrons – 21 Things for 21st Century Parents

The fabulous Gretchen Caserotti and staff in the Childrens Department at the Darien Libray are kicking off a learning 2.0 class for parents. From the website: You are raising kids in a digital world. Facebook, Twitter and a growing number of websites and social tools are becoming increasingly important in most aspects of our 21st Century world. Information Literacy is crucial to your children’s success … Continue reading Taking Traing to Patrons – 21 Things for 21st Century Parents

Sneaking the Social Web into Your Library: Tips Tricks & Just Plain Sneaky Tactics

One of my presentations from Notes from the 2009 Internet Librarian Conference with Erin Downey Howerton Sneaking the Social Web into Your Libraryhttp://static.slidesharecdn.com/swf/ssplayer2.swf?doc=ilsneakingsocialwegslideshare-091031094146-phpapp02&stripped_title=sneaking-the-social-web-into-your-library View more presentations from Bobbi Newman. Erin’s slides and blog post I mentioned during the Q&A that you can do all sorts of things with RSS. An audience member asked me if I could include some of that information in my post. … Continue reading Sneaking the Social Web into Your Library: Tips Tricks & Just Plain Sneaky Tactics

Libraries and Transliteracy – the video version

I took my slideshow on transliteracy and turned it into a video.  I was curious about how easy it was to turn a slideshow into a video (its super easy!) so I thought I’d try it.  Most of my presentations aren’t meant to stand alone and so don’t really translate well to video. When I was putting the transliteracy one together I wanted it to … Continue reading Libraries and Transliteracy – the video version