Thank you so much for having me here today. This is my first trip to Montana and I have loved being here yesterday and today – learning more about Montana libraries and especially about the new strides the state library is taking to review and support continuing education for MT librarians – very exciting and I’ve enjoyed hearing about those new plans – as well as I’ve been very inspired by everyone I’ve met and talked to since I’ve been here – such a strong interest in learning and sharing – maybe because resources are scarce and there’s even more opportunity to collaborate and help each other along.
social > learning > Montana Library Association | April 2009 with our community
“ Life is easier in a community blessed with a substantial stock of social capital. In the first place, networks of civic engagement foster sturdy norms of generalized reciprocity and encourage the emergence of social trust . Such networks facilitate coordination and communication , amplify reputations , and thus allow dilemmas of collective action to be resolved. When economic and political negotiation is embedded in dense networks of social interaction , incentives for opportunism are reduced … [they] broaden the participants‘ sense of self, developing ‘I’ into ‘we’ … ”
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by & for the library staff who spend their time there
What was your greatest achievement last year? Adding Netlibrary (e-books) Staying sane! Keeping the internet running for the patrons. I've been able to encourage use of our library by our Spanish speaking patrons.
We implemented public classes to teach computer use .
I am the new director of my library.
Completing the Capstone Synchronous Training program
Completely Asynchronous yet multiple ways to interact
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