Tasty Tech Tidbits and Tools

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Pilot training program



  • 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 discovered
  • Foster a collaborative working environment
  • 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 - may tools are in beta and are "free"

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

  • Pilot project to begin Fall 08
  • 1 hour during mid-day or early evening meeting
  • 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 minutes long 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 - do we want/need this?
  • Staff across LIS as presenters - starting with 3 presenters the first meeting:

Pending presenters accepting the invite!

    • Michael Roy - ChaCha, Jott, RTM - remember the milk and more!
    • Bryan - Delicious
    • Mary B. - GoodReads

Tentative schedule: Location Main Lib 105 10/9 12 - 1 pm 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

Other possible topics - please add other wicked good web tools and ideas! Sign up for a feed reader/RSS Flickr LibraryThing Facebook iTunes U Download a Podcast Feedzie Mozio Twitter Hiogi Ning

    • 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
        • 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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