Chrystie – so happy to be here. Such an honor. As you heard from my bio I spend a lot of time thinking about libraries and community building. I often say that I have the best job in libraryland but it’s because my job gives me the opportunity to come talk to library staff who are out on the front lines making community building a reality both for and through libraries. Hope to make this worth your time today. We have a lot to cover but it’s really fun stuff and I’m hoping we have some time at the end of our session today to have a conversation about some of these ideas.
Chrystie Hill & Malavika Muralidharan AZLA November 2007 WebJunction Arizona the place to share
“ libraries must be part of society's thinking about how we develop and nurture social as well as information networks ” - Jean Preer American Libraries, September 2001
“ technology must support the relationship and community building efforts of the library, else there isn’t much use for it ” -William Barrow Cleveland State University, 2006
“ don’t get hemmed in by thinking things aren’t ‘what libraries do’ we don’t just provide books and internet services – we help the community. we can do that in more ways than we’re used to doing. ” -Mary Doud Kalamazoo Public Library, 2007
- a five state initiative (Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, Utah, Wyoming) - to train reference librarians to be government information specialists - to help make effective use of government information resources - developing lesson and training modules - hosting a conference for depository librarians Gov Info in the 21 st C
WebJunction has acquired TechAtlas from NPower, and will be actively updating the tool in 2007 and 2008 to make it even more compatible with the E-Rate technology planning requirements of the federal Schools & Libraries Division (SLD).
Tech is working with the E-Rate Task Force of the American Library Association to coordinate our efforts around the E-Rate program with their own Gates-funded training program.
Your source for staff training: online courses, downloadable lessons, training tips, and other tools to enhance your technical and policy knowledge and skills. You can also use Learning Center resources to conduct technology courses for patrons
ASLAPR Events All courses that are organized by the State
WJ Online Courses : All these courses for AZ registrants are free
Courses to train Patrons: Computer Classes
Professional Development: Courses for Library staff, Museum, Public Records staff; courses ASLAPR Events registration
E-learning Institute Clearing House : Resources for library trainers and administrators implementing e-learning.
self-paced online courses paid for by the Arizona State Library for registered users of Wj Arizona.
Please be aware that when you enroll credits gets applied towards the block of credits paid for by ASLAPR
Access to courses is available for one year from purchase
- Take only 1 - 2 courses at any one time in order to avoid overloading and non-completion.
- Carefully read course descriptions and expectations prior to clicking on the "Enroll Now"
Try to complete courses in a timely fashion. Reminder sent after 30 days if you have not accessed
- Let everyone else have the benefit of your experience. Post a review of any courses that you take in the WebJunction AZ discussion forum. (You must be registered and signed in to post). Have fun and learn!
Live Space is WebJunction’s web conferencing service for libraries. The service combines an easy to use yet robust technology with the training and support that will allow you to use it successfully .
YOU WILL NEED
56k Internet connection,
Windows 2000, XP or Vista, Mac OS 10.2+ or Linux
Internet Explorer 5.0+, Firefox, Netscape 7.0+, Safari 1.1+.
128 MB RAM (256 MB recommended)
Sound card or a telephone for audio.
Up to date version of Java
QuickTime 6.3+ - for viewing archived sessions only
Do not need to travel
Saves gas and time
Can do it from home or work
Easy to participate
Does not require too much set up
More staff can participate – No limit on the number of participants
E-Learning Institute This new program supports libraries creating, implementing and consuming online learning. The Institute's courses and resources are aimed at three general groups of people involved in e-learning: Online trainers and course creators wanting to learn how to create the most effective training possible. Library decision makers and administrators implementing training programs or seeking to optimize the effectiveness of their online training purchases. Library staff wanting to succeed with e-learning while avoiding the pitfalls of wasted time and money that can occur when unprepared for the unique demands and opportunities of online learning.