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WAPL - Have You Heard About ...

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on Friday, May 02, 2008 in WLA Blog Archive
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I blogged this program on my personal page. It does include at least one editorial comment. The quick way to see what was talked about is to visit the del.icio.us page set up for this presentation....

WAPL - Continuing Education in Your Pajamas-New Technologies Bring New Opportunities

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on Thursday, May 01, 2008 in WLA Blog Archive
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John DeBacher started with a great visual image for the title of the program. I saw him in the hall in advance to capture this photo...he actually wore this to the introduce the program.The first presenter was Anna Palmer from the library school at UW-Madison. There are still three courses which require physical presence on campus. The electives can be done online. Courses are available before or after starting the program. If you register as a "special student" the cost is half the regular price.The school offers continuing education courses including courses for the Library Director Certification Program. CED credits are cheaper and are graded on a pass/fail basis. They use the same software for CE and online courses. They use Desire to Learn (D2L) which is branded with Learn Wisconsin.Anna demonstrated with a course called "Core Elements of Children's Services." [I have a close friend who has taught using D2L,...

WAAL 2008: Gary Price keynote

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on Wednesday, April 16, 2008 in WLA Blog Archive
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Gary Price Presentation: http://tinyurl.com/4xqhqnResourceShelf.comStarted this siteUpdated daily, even during his honeymoon!Calls himself an "intropreneur"It's one thing to have a website, and it's another thing to keep people coming to your websiteRSS isn't as widely-used as people think it is - many people don't know what it is or how to use itI send out a weekly email reminder - everyone still knows what it is25-50 names added to email list a week - up to 50,000 subscribers (?)Information overloadDocuticker.comStarted this site, maintained by Shirl KennedyReports from think tanks, government agencies, universities, etc.Also updated daily, with weekly e-mail remindersPeople tell me that the only reason they come is the teaser email message: "This is a little bit of what we've posted this week..."Both sites popular with journalistsComes down to using the right tool at the right time: online tools, books, licensed databasesMany people have no idea what the library of today or...