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Tasty Tech Tidbits and Tools

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Pilot training program

A TASTE OF WEB 2.0

Goals:

  • 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 some fun new tool they just found
  • Foster a collaborative working environment
  • Encourage use of tech tools to enhance efficiency

Monthly lunch and dinner time presentations on cool and fun web tools

  • Pilot project to begin Fall 08
  • 1 hour during mid-day or early evening meeting
  • Twice monthly
  • Lunchtime program repeated
    • Bring Your Own Bag Lunch
  • Each presentation - 10 minutes long for a total 30 - 40 min
  • Create blog to document training series
  • Staff across LIS as presenters -starting with
    • Michael Roy - chacha, jott, remember the milk and other fun tools
    • Adam
    • Mike
    • Carrie M
    • Bryan
    • Joe A
    • Mack
  • Raffle to encourage participation
    • What will the prizes be?
      • Small monthly prizes
        • Coffee card
        • Bookstore gift certificate
        • LIS "Take a Bite Out of Web 2.0" coffee/tea mug
        • Other ideas?
      • Large prize at end of every semester
        • iPod
        • Canon Flip camera - perfect for Youtube and Flickr
        • Other tech toys?
  • Encourage managers and supervisors
    • To give release time
    • Acknowledge participation in annual review

Based on the concept of 23 things - topics could be used as springboard to design first sessions

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