Training

Need a mentor?

For those at the UGA Libraries, there is an internal mentoring program via the Professional Development & Research Committee. too. New Member’s Roundtable of ALA offers a mentoring program: —-Have you been a librarian for 5 years or less? Do you sometimes feel you have professional questions to ask and no one to direct them to? Do you find yourself wondering, in the midst of ...

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Do you need help with that presentation?

Slideshare the cool site that allows easy sharing of powerpoint slides via the web AND converts powerpoint into a more web friendly format for embedding, emailing, etc. has now started a great series on slide tips. Do you think they got tired of all of the really bad powerpoint presentations being loaded at their site? đŸ™‚ Everyday, by some estimates, people deliver roughly 30 million ...

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Free webinar – Second Circle Event Technologies – Beyond Registration to Community Engagement

Although not specifically library related, considering how many seminars, workshops, and conferences we all attend, this might be an interesting webinar (and free!) Second Circle Event Technologies – Beyond Registration to Community EngagementSeptember 18, 20082:00 PM EDT | Register Now! Events and meetings are a critical element of your overall market relationship management (MRM) strategy – providing customers, employees, partners, and franchises a powerful channel ...

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Free webinar: Taming Technolust: Planning in a Hyperlinked World

Sounds interesting… ——————Taming Technolust: Planning in a Hyperlinked World Date : Aug 26, 2008Start Time : 11 a.m. EasternLength : 01:00:00 Michael Stephens offers ten steps for technology planning in our fast changing, ever-evolving information world. From “Letting Go of Control” to evaluation, this institute will offer ten practical tips for taming your organization’s techno-problems. Michael Stephens Ph.D. —Assistant Professor, Library and Information Science at ...

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Q&A: How to pull widgets into Drupal and how to create a new block

So, I thought instead of just answering questions via my mailbox or the comments, I would take those questions and expand them into a little post. Question: How to put a widget (Youtube badge, del.icio.us feed, facebook profile, etc.) you into Drupal? What module is needed? Answer: While there are modules for many social networking sites, depending on how the content will be used, a ...

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Flowchart — new free online flowchart site and I have invites!

So, I volunteered to whip up a little flowchart of a project. It’s fairly straightforward and the critical path is rather obvious. I also think I’m pretty good with flow charts. Not only have I been to lots of project management workshops and classes, but I spent way too much time in a previous position (information/document specialist & blueprint librarian) working with Visio. Somehow, not ...

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Flickr pro account — is it worth it?

Just in case you didn’t know, Flickr now allows video upload for “pro” accounts.At this point, running time is limited to 90 seconds. Hopefully, if they want to be a full media site, they will up the time limit, because 90 seconds, well, that is not very long. To be honest, I’m losing my love of flickr quickly anyhow. “Pro” does not really mean pro ...

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Downloading a video from youtube

From the google blog: Until now, you could only get FLV files from your browser’s cache or using one of the many websites that let you download YouTube videos. In fact, to download the MP4 files, you need to use the same URL like for FLV files and append “&fmt=18”: http://www.youtube.com/get_video?video_id=ID&t=SIGNATURE&fmt=18 ID is the video’s identification value, SIGNATURE is a value that prevents you from ...

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Web2.0 and your library blog (tools)

I finally started loading some of my presentations at slideshare. Hopefully, I will add audio at some point.This presentation was for GLA 2007 and focused on web tools for blogs.Sorry, the links work within slideshare, but the movie does not. ;-( ————–Brief introduction to Web2.0, mashups, RSS, youtube, flickr del.icio.us, and how those tools can be incorporated into a library’s website or blog. Also includes ...

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