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Maryland Library Association 2008 Conference Creating a Technology Petting Zoo
Maryland Library Association 2008 Conference Creating a Technology Petting Zoo
Maryland Library Association 2008 Conference Creating a Technology Petting Zoo
Maryland Library Association 2008 Conference Creating a Technology Petting Zoo
Maryland Library Association 2008 Conference Creating a Technology Petting Zoo
Maryland Library Association 2008 Conference Creating a Technology Petting Zoo
Maryland Library Association 2008 Conference Creating a Technology Petting Zoo
Maryland Library Association 2008 Conference Creating a Technology Petting Zoo
Maryland Library Association 2008 Conference Creating a Technology Petting Zoo
Maryland Library Association 2008 Conference Creating a Technology Petting Zoo
Maryland Library Association 2008 Conference Creating a Technology Petting Zoo
Maryland Library Association 2008 Conference Creating a Technology Petting Zoo
Maryland Library Association 2008 Conference Creating a Technology Petting Zoo
Maryland Library Association 2008 Conference Creating a Technology Petting Zoo
Maryland Library Association 2008 Conference Creating a Technology Petting Zoo
Maryland Library Association 2008 Conference Creating a Technology Petting Zoo
Maryland Library Association 2008 Conference Creating a Technology Petting Zoo
Maryland Library Association 2008 Conference Creating a Technology Petting Zoo
Maryland Library Association 2008 Conference Creating a Technology Petting Zoo
Maryland Library Association 2008 Conference Creating a Technology Petting Zoo
Maryland Library Association 2008 Conference Creating a Technology Petting Zoo
Maryland Library Association 2008 Conference Creating a Technology Petting Zoo
Maryland Library Association 2008 Conference Creating a Technology Petting Zoo
Maryland Library Association 2008 Conference Creating a Technology Petting Zoo
Maryland Library Association 2008 Conference Creating a Technology Petting Zoo
Maryland Library Association 2008 Conference Creating a Technology Petting Zoo
Maryland Library Association 2008 Conference Creating a Technology Petting Zoo
Maryland Library Association 2008 Conference Creating a Technology Petting Zoo
Maryland Library Association 2008 Conference Creating a Technology Petting Zoo
Maryland Library Association 2008 Conference Creating a Technology Petting Zoo
Maryland Library Association 2008 Conference Creating a Technology Petting Zoo
Maryland Library Association 2008 Conference Creating a Technology Petting Zoo
Maryland Library Association 2008 Conference Creating a Technology Petting Zoo
Maryland Library Association 2008 Conference Creating a Technology Petting Zoo
Maryland Library Association 2008 Conference Creating a Technology Petting Zoo
Maryland Library Association 2008 Conference Creating a Technology Petting Zoo
Maryland Library Association 2008 Conference Creating a Technology Petting Zoo
Maryland Library Association 2008 Conference Creating a Technology Petting Zoo
Maryland Library Association 2008 Conference Creating a Technology Petting Zoo
Maryland Library Association 2008 Conference Creating a Technology Petting Zoo
Maryland Library Association 2008 Conference Creating a Technology Petting Zoo
Maryland Library Association 2008 Conference Creating a Technology Petting Zoo
Maryland Library Association 2008 Conference Creating a Technology Petting Zoo
Maryland Library Association 2008 Conference Creating a Technology Petting Zoo
Maryland Library Association 2008 Conference Creating a Technology Petting Zoo
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Maryland Library Association 2008 Conference Creating a Technology Petting Zoo

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Technology Training For Library Staff: Creating a Technology Petting Zoo.
Presented at the Maryland Library Association Annual Live and Virtual Conferences

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    • 1. Creating A Technology Petting “Zoo” Facilitating a “learning-by- play” environment for effective technology training Maryland Library Association Virtual and Live Conference May 2008
    • 2. Presented by: Annette Gaskins, Technical Resources Librarian Harford Co. Public Library 1221 A Brass Mill Road, Belcamp, MD 21017 [email_address]
    • 3. Presented by: Maurice Coleman Technical Trainer Harford Co. Public Library 1221 A Brass Mill Road, Belcamp, MD 21017 http://baldgeek.wordpress.com im/twitter: baldgeekinmd
    • 4. Links <ul><li>http://hcpltechfair.blogspot.com </li></ul><ul><li>Links to HCPL 23 things blogs here. </li></ul><ul><li>On Flickr: baldgeekinmd </li></ul><ul><li>Maurice’s blog : http://baldgeek.wordpress.com </li></ul><ul><li>Best Buy http://www.bestbuy.com </li></ul><ul><li>Circuit City http://www.circuitcity.com </li></ul>
    • 5. About our system Over 1 mil. Volumes 11 Branches/Two Service Vehicles Almost 4 mil circ Amish, Rural, Farm, Suburban and Urban patrons. For FY 07
    • 6. What region are you from?
    • 7. Why Petting Zoo? YA Comm . Staff Survey Learning 2.0 High Buy-In Tech Fair/ Petting Zoo
    • 8. First Steps.. <ul><li>Get organized & Get help </li></ul><ul><li>Get buy-in & Get excited </li></ul><ul><li>Use the Tools </li></ul>
    • 9. Content –These Six? Wikis/Open Source – Work Tool Gaming – Part of Collection Streaming Media – Info Source IM/Myspace – Reference Blogging – Expert Knowledge MP3’s/IPods – Patron Use (Audiobooks)
    • 10. Which technologies would you use in your region?
    • 11. First Step – Support <ul><ul><li>Visible Support from Top </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Realistic Scheduling around Fair </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Financial Support </li></ul></ul>
    • 12. Taking Shape – Timing <ul><li>Hey, we open late on Wednesdays </li></ul><ul><li>One hour lecture- two hour lab </li></ul><ul><li>Class of 36 </li></ul><ul><li>6/6/20 and overlap </li></ul><ul><li>Be aware of time </li></ul>
    • 13. Taking Shape – People <ul><li>Two For The Show/Two Trainers  (at least) </li></ul><ul><li>Station Masters & Host/Hostesses </li></ul><ul><li>Station Staff </li></ul><ul><li>Geek and Facility Support </li></ul><ul><li>Partnership with Big Box Store </li></ul>
    • 14. Taking Shape – Finding People <ul><li>Early Adopters </li></ul><ul><li>“ Techie Types” at all levels </li></ul><ul><li>Pages/Teen/Younger Adult Staff </li></ul><ul><li>Staff with kids and teens </li></ul><ul><li>Trainers in the system </li></ul><ul><li>The Curious Learner </li></ul>
    • 15. Can you think of the folks in your system that fit these categories?
    • 16. Taking Shape - Space Adequate size and parking Space to move and hear Electronic Infrastructure Good flow
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    • 19. Preparation - Equipment <ul><ul><li>Computers/Keyboards/Mice </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Projectors/ Projection Surfaces </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Cords /Cables /Connections </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Do a DRY RUN! </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Label, Label, Label </li></ul></ul>
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    • 21. Preparation – People <ul><ul><ul><li>Overlap/Breaks / Lunch </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Minimum/maximum numbers </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Team skills and personalities </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Communicate again and again </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>The luxury of the floater </li></ul></ul></ul>
    • 22. Running the Fair – One Practice and practice some more Do a Full Scale Dry Run Plenty of equipment is good Sign, Sign, everywhere a sign Patience is a virtue HAVE FUN!!!
    • 23. Running the Fair – Two The other shoe will drop & Learn to let go Troubleshooters Identified Tell the people where to go. Tell the people how to get there. Tell them what to do when they get there.
    • 24. Potholes Change in Technology Equipment and Connections Presenters comfort
    • 25. Really Big Observation <ul><li>The gaming station drew a lot of interest because it was more fun and exciting, and it served as a break from all the “serious stuff.” </li></ul><ul><li>People occasionally needed to be herded along to the next stop. </li></ul>
    • 26. Observations <ul><li>Keep people moving </li></ul><ul><li>Blog as you go </li></ul><ul><li>You can’t please all the people all the time </li></ul><ul><li>Handouts </li></ul>
    • 27. Document the Zoo <ul><li>Blog </li></ul><ul><li>Photograph </li></ul><ul><li>Survey </li></ul><ul><li>Anecdotal </li></ul>
    • 28. http://hcpltechfair.blogspot.com
    • 29. Expected Outcomes Introduction and comfort with new stuff. Chance to try hands on. Meet 23 Things and Learning 2.0. Relate to staff at all levels. Emphasize key concepts.
    • 30. Results and Outcomes <ul><li>New project? New Wiki! </li></ul><ul><li>del.icio.us at the Reference Desk! </li></ul><ul><li>Photo sharing done regularly. </li></ul><ul><li>Blogging for work and personal use. </li></ul>
    • 31. Results and Outcomes <ul><li>Staff got a break from usual routines. </li></ul><ul><li>Staff got to bond through play. </li></ul><ul><li>Added new technologies to orientation. </li></ul><ul><li>Library has a number of active blogs. </li></ul><ul><li>Higher number of signups for 23 Things. </li></ul>
    • 32. Results and Outcomes <ul><li>Staff can truly engage patrons about new technology. </li></ul><ul><li>System commitment to using “learning though play”models in other training. </li></ul><ul><li>Commitment to “near future” continued learning about new technologies. </li></ul>
    • 33. Now, do you think you are ready to do a technology “petting zoo”?
    • 34. A Taste of the Fair: You too went to the Zoo..
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    • 43. This video is on my youtube channel -- baldgeekinmd
    • 44. This video is on my youtube channel -- baldgeekinmd
    • 45. Thank you for coming Do you have any questions?
    • 46. Links <ul><li>http://hcpltechfair.blogspot.com </li></ul><ul><li>Links to HCPL 23 things blogs here. </li></ul><ul><li>On Flickr: baldgeekinmd </li></ul><ul><li>Maurice’s blog : http://baldgeek.wordpress.com </li></ul><ul><li>Best Buy http://www.bestbuy.com </li></ul><ul><li>Circuit City http://www.circuitcity.com </li></ul>

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