Tasty Tech Tidbits and Tools
Pilot training program
A Taste of Web 2.0
A Learning Snack
- HAVE FUN
- Raise awareness of web based tools in a fun, fast-paced, non-threatening environment
- Increase web 2.0 literacy across LIS
- Encourage innovation and fun in the workplace
- Welcome all LIS staff to present fun new tools they are using
- Foster a collaborative working environment
- Cross-departmental format
- Encourage use of tech tools to enhance efficiency
- Have fun and enjoy each other's company
- Encourage all LIS staff to present and/or attend
- Encourage playing with web tools
- Save money - many tools are in beta and are "free"
- Celebrate community and collaboration
- Enjoy a meal together; learn together outside usual workgroups; learn from each other
- Sandbox for staff to play with technologies and tools
- Tame technostress, technodivorce, technoshame, technophobia, technolust
- Did we mention...HAVE FUN!
Monthly lunch and dinner time presentations - cool and fun web tools
- Pilot project to begin Fall 08
- 1 hour each during mid-day and early evening
- Twice monthly; 2 in Oct; 2 in Nov; 1 in Dec
- Lunchtime program repeated at evening program - do we need the same person presenting at both sessions - even if the topic is the same - or do we want to be more fluid with topics and presenters?
- Raffle to encourage participation; all participants are eligible for the drawing at each session; all participants throughout the semester are eligible for the grand prize at the end of the semester
- Everyone brings their own bag meal
- Each presentation - 10 - 15 minutes long max for a total 30 - 40 min
- Time to share recent discoveries and new fun web tools at the end
- Create a blog to document training series?
- Staff across LIS as presenters - starting with 3 presenters the first meeting:
Schedule: Location Main Lib 105
10/9 12 - 1 pm : [Mike Roy on Cha Cha, Jott, and Remember the Milk| https://mediawiki.middlebury.edu/wiki/LIS/Mike_Roy_on_Web_2.0]
10/23 6 - 7 pm
11/6 12 - 1 pm
11/20 6 - 7 pm
12/4 - last meeting of the semester - grand prize drawing
Possible topics - please add other wicked good web tools and ideas!
- Sign up for a feed reader/RSS
- Bloglines/Google Reader
- iTunes U
- Download a Podcast
- Comment on a blog
- Podcast Alley
- Image generators - Imagechef, Add Letters, Dumpr,
- What will the prizes be?
- Small monthly prizes
- Coffee card
- Bookstore gift certificate
- Coffee/tea mug with coffee card
- Other ideas?
- Large prize at the last meeting of the semester
- Canon Flip camera - perfect for Youtube and Flickr
- Other fun tech toys?
- Small monthly prizes
- What will the prizes be?
- Encourage managers and supervisors
- To give release time
- Acknowledge participation in annual performance review
- Where and how to advertise and encourage other LIS staff to present and/or participate?
- LISt blog
- All LIS email from Mike
- Flyers in staff mailboxes
- Catch phrases - ideas welcome! Please!
- Take a bite out of web tech tools
- Wicked wonderful web tools
- Fun with Web 2.0
- Tricks, tips and tools
- Discover Web 2.0
Proposed text for the announcement:
- Save the date! Announcing an all LIS web2.opportunity!
- When: October 9th at 12 noon; with repeat session on 10/23 at 6 pm
- Where: Lib 105
- What: 1st in a series of brown bag mealtime sessions to discover and share cool new web 2.0 tools. Come and hear Mike, Mary and Bryan share some fun web tools they are using
- Get together with your coworkers across LIS to share fun web tools.
- How long: 1 hour max; 3 presentations - 10 minutes each; time at end to share the web tools you are using!
- Bring your own bag meal
- There will be prizes drawn at each session; everyone who attends will be eligible for the grand prize drawing in December.
- Looking for volunteers to present in November - please contact Elin Waagen or Bryan Carson.
Loosely based on the concept of 23 things - topics could be used as springboard to design first sessions
Dartmouth October Conference 2009
October Conference Presentation Proposal – a 30 minute Prezi Presentation – Outline
Bryan Carson, Electronic Services Librarian
Elin Waagen, Circulation Services Manager
Library and Information Services
Submit intro bios and handouts ahead of time:
Web tools used for planning and presentation
Presentation on Prezi - free web based tool (100 MB free and public)
Handout - card with address of presentation
Brief and informal presentation using web tools
Focus on tangibles - how and what; practical tips
Recreate the unit?
How many tables? Room layout?
For each table: brown bag, crayons, paper for writing names
1 drawing per table - silly prize
1 grand drawing - Midd mug with chocolates
TASTY TECH TIDBITS AND WEB TOOLS - A BROWN BAG LEARNING AND SHARING PROGRAM
A Learning snack
Developed on shared platforms - wiki, google docs
Minimum amount of meeting time
- HAVE FUN
* Raise awareness of web based tools in a fun, fast-paced, non-threatening environment
* Increase web 2.0 literacy across LIS
* Encourage innovation and fun in the workplace
* Invite all staff to present fun new tools they are using
* Tap into local expertise with web tools and toys
* Foster a collaborative working environment
* Foster a cross-departmental format
* Encourage use of tech tools to enhance efficiency and effectiveness
* Encourage all staff to present and/or attend
* Encourage playing with web tools
* Save money - many tools are in beta and are "free"
* Low-cost/budget staff development
* Celebrate community and collaboration
* Enjoy a meal together; learn together outside usual workgroups; learn from each other
* Play with technologies and tools
* Open door to new tools; experimenting with new tools; reducing fears of playing and using new tools (that come and go...); facilitate the use of free web tools - no need to reinvent the wheel locally
* Exposure to the ideas - not necessarily the actual how-to of the tool
* Increase comfort level of exploring new web tool
* Did we mention...HAVE FUN!
- Pilot project Fall 08
* 1 hour each during mid-day and early evening to accommodate staff schedules/preferences
* 2 in Oct; 2 in Nov; 1 in Dec
* Lunchtime program repeated at evening program if possible - but fluid with topics and presenters
* Raffle to encourage participation; all participants eligible for the drawing at each session; all participants throughout the semester eligible for the grand prize at the end of the semester
* Everyone brings their own bag meal
* Brief overview of tool - each presentation 10 - 15 minutes long max for a total 30 - 40 min
* Just enough structure to provide a springboard for discussion and sharing
* Allow time for unscheduled topics/presenters and informal sharing
* Time to share recent discoveries and new fun web tools for the last 20 minutes of the program
* Staff across LIS as presenters
* Encourage managers and supervisors to give release time; acknowledge participation in annual performance review
TOPICS - wicked good web tools and ideas - constantly evolving...
* Cha Cha
* Remember the Milk (RTM)
* Bloglines/Google Reader
* Grand Central (Google Voice)
* Google docs
- Staff blog
* All staff email from Dean
* Support from Area Directors and Dean of Library and Information Services (our first presenter!)
- Total numbers for all sessions - 50
BUDGET - PRIZES
- Silly (inexpensive) prizes - bubbles; party games, etc.
* Coffee/tea mug with coffee card (5 @ $15)
* Grand Prize - iPod (donated)
- Lunch and Learn - hope to expand the idea to offer a regular brown-bag lunch sharing/learning opportunity (currently planning a brown-bag lunch topic on cool new apps for the iPhone/iPod)
* Marketing - not all staff were reading the blog
* Evening sessions were not as well attended
* Impromptu discussions brought out other user experiences (other tips, tricks, and tools people were using)
* Met goals - had fun! :-)
Program was a part of a larger initiative - other things happening at Midd:
- LISterine (Bryan Carson and Carrie MacFarlane)
* Zoho stats (Joy Pile)
* Mosio texting (Brenda Ellis)
* Voting using Uservoice
* Google docs, blog initiatives, documentation shifted to wiki
* Upcoming inservice theme - tech tools and music