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Presentation at the RISG seminar (5 May 2009) on Fairfield City Library Service's experience of using Internet AnswerBoard services as a reference training tool.

Presentation at the RISG seminar (5 May 2009) on Fairfield City Library Service's experience of using Internet AnswerBoard services as a reference training tool.

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  • I was just looking at a presentation I'd put up about 'Slamming the Boards' when I saw your presentation listed as a 'related' one. Hope some folks are still involved with it down there! (I know it can be tough to keep things like this going.) --Bill Pardue
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  • Slamming Reference: Competition Sports for Library Staff Jennifer Wilson Fairfield City Library Service 5 May 2009
    • Competition & Games
    • Learning
    • Collaboration
    • Innovation
    • So how and why did we end up here?
    • Our First
    • Eureka! Moment
    • Open to all staff
    • Self-paced
    • Individual activities
    • Group activities
    View slide
    • Learning 2.0 and the Library
    • or
    • Let’s do something more interesting than our usual training!
    • Flickr account
    • Google Maps
    • LibraryThing
    • HSC Blog
    View slide
    • Reference Training time again
    • or
    • Same old, same old
    • Databases
    • Reference collection
    • Branch collections
    • “ There’s not enough time!”
    • Let’s take stock – what do we know?
    • Staff enjoyed Learning 2.0
    • People had fun with Bingo – and it generated some great ideas
    • Web 2.0 couldn’t and shouldn’t be avoided
    • “ There’s not enough time!” became:
    • “ How do we make time?”
    • Slamming the Boards
    • Librarians taming the Internet
    • Regular event – 10 th of each month
    • Quirky, fun, a bit weird
    • Should we be doing this in work time?
    • Are these our customers? Where are our customers?
  • Our Second Eureka! Moment
  • Slamming the Boards + Reference Training = SLAMMING REFERENCE!
    • Why Slamming Reference?
    • Regular schedule tying in with worldwide event
    • Works across a variety of skill levels
    • Quirky, fun, a bit weird
    • This is what we do
    • These ARE our customers – no matter where they are geographically located
    • How do we do it?
    • Set aside a 3 hour block of time
    • Discuss Answer Boards – what they are/how to use
    • Go online and find a question
    • Research your question – 3 ways recording your strategy
      • Using the Physical reference collection
      • Using the Library’s electronic/online resources
      • Using only the broader Internet
    • Discuss findings as a group – learn from colleagues
    • Go online and answer the question!
  • What do we like about it?
  • Measuring progress (1)
  • Measuring progress (2)
  • What am I doing well?
  • Sharing & developing expertise
    • What have we learnt?
    • Small groups work best – 4-6 people
    • Mixed groups work well
    • Location is important
    • Stick to the plan
    • Don’t skip the group discussion
    • Theme the session – select the category in advance!
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  • Want to know more? www.fairfieldcity.nsw.gov.au [email_address]