iHCPL Motivation


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  • This is in reply to guest97d9b8’s concern about lack of time and the use of a computer.

    Dear guest97d9b8:

    Have no fear! iHCPL is designed for all members of the staff, no matter what your position or even the size of your workload or the size of your workspace. We don’t expect you to multi-task by checking in books while you’re trying to learn Flickr. The training is designed to produce fun and learning, not stress and anxiety. Your supervisor will make the necessary accommodations to your schedule and access to computers so that you can have the time to work on iHCPL. You might want to work with your supervisor to find a way for you to attend one of the Friday labs to try out the things that earn you bling.

    We have recently sent out encouraging words about scheduling and the importance that library administration attaches to this training to all of the branch librarians.


    Terence R. (T. R.) Lynch Bruce Farrar

    Manager of Branch Services Manager of Branch Services

    Harris County Public Library Harris County Public Library

    8080 El Rio Street 8080 El Rio Street

    Houston, TX 77054 Houston, TX 77054

    (713) 749-9707 (713) 749-9706

    tlynch@hcpl.net bfarrar@hcpl.net
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iHCPL Motivation

  1. 1. We've heard your call from the jungle! Help is on the way!
  2. 2. Learning + Fun = iHCPL Adapted from The 23 Things
  3. 3. iHCPL a Learning Experience Your path out of the jungle.
  4. 4. Follow me! We’ll clear a path to knowledge.
  5. 5. We need to get motivated! When it comes to emerging technology on the web…
  6. 6. Laughing relaxes the body. A relaxed body is more receptive to new ideas. Laugh!
  7. 7. <ul><li>Give yourself credit . </li></ul>Realize that you are better at some things than others. Focus on your strengths – not your weaknesses. Give yourself credit when you reach a goal and praise yourself when you have done well.
  8. 8. <ul><li>Motivate yourself . </li></ul>If you don't know why you want to learn, then distractions will be far more enticing. Why do you want to learn something new? What do you want to achieve through learning?
  9. 9. Set a goal . Here’s a hint: Set your goal on the skills or knowledge you want to acquire. A goal is something you want.
  10. 10. Think positive . There's no point in setting learning goals for yourself if you don't have faith in your ability to learn.
  11. 11. Organize. When you organize your time and tasks it is easier to schedule time for learning. There are some great web based tools for organizing? Any many of them are free!
  12. 12. You can have reminders emailed to you and you can access your online calendar from any computer!
  13. 13. You can set your calendar to send MSN Alerts.
  14. 14. You can have reminders sent to IM or your mobile device!
  15. 15. Explore your HCPL Webmail calendar and find out if there are organizational tools available.
  16. 16. Good Read: Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity by David Allen.
  17. 17. Good Read: Go Put Your Strengths to Work: 6 Powerful Steps to Achieve Outstanding Performance by Marcus Buckingham
  18. 18. You got to move it if you want to learn!
  19. 19. You may be surprised about what you already know about a topic. Figure out what you don't know, and then get ready to learn.
  20. 20. Remember! Every skill is learned . If one person can learn something, so can you.
  21. 21. <ul><li>An effective way to remember what you learn is to create a blog. Blog about your learning experience with iHCPL. </li></ul><ul><li>Doing so helps you to realize what you know and more importantly what you don't. </li></ul><ul><li>You don't even have to spend money if you grab a freebie account with Typepad , Wordpress , or Blogger . </li></ul>Get moving! Write about it .
  22. 22. <ul><li>My iHCPL Contract for Learning. </li></ul><ul><li>I will develop a routine by setting aside time to work each day. I will try to find at least one hour where I can dedicate myself to the iHCPL program at the same time each week. </li></ul><ul><li>I will work on one lesson at a time. This will prevent my missing important information or forgetting to complete an assignment. </li></ul><ul><li>I will not rush myself. I will learn the information and then move on to the next exercise. </li></ul><ul><li>I will find a quiet place to study. This will help me concentrate and forget about everything else in my life for awhile. </li></ul><ul><li>I will work with my supervisor to determine the best times for me to complete the iHCPL exercises. </li></ul><ul><li>If I need to finish something that is work related, I will finish that first. I will not rush my learning experience. If I miss a day of study time, I will continue on my schedule and finish when I am ready. </li></ul><ul><li>Balancing my job and iHCPL may take time. I will have to see which time of day I am able study without distraction. My job needs will have to come first, but since I will be working at my own pace, I should not feel discouraged if I miss a day or two of exercises. </li></ul><ul><li>I will consult a coworker if I am having difficulties. We can share and learn from each other. </li></ul><ul><li>I will have fun! </li></ul>Signature and Date You can print this later.
  23. 23. It is time to start iHCPL!
  24. 24. Credit and Thanks <ul><li>OEDb Online Education Database http://oedb.org/ </li></ul><ul><li>Hacking Knowledge: 77 Ways to Learn Faster, Deeper, and Better Copyright © 2006–2007 </li></ul>Move it!