The Mid-Hudson Library System (MHLS) is sponsoring a free, fun and easy, online learning opportunity that will help you keep up (and catch up!) with many of the web-based services and networking tools that abound online today.
We’ll cover topics from online communities, RSS feeds, video/photo sharing, online surveys, downloading ebooks, and more! Each topic or “thing” will include an introduction, some tips and ideas about how the tools can be used in libraries, education and for personal use, and a short activity for you to complete. There will also be plenty of opportunity for you to connect with other colleagues around the region. All this without having to leave your desk!
This project is also a self-discovery program which encourages you to take control of your own learning and help you develop your lifelong learning skills through exploration and play. There will be no classes or workshops offered to support this program. Instead, staff are encouraged to work together and share with each other their discoveries, techniques and “how to’s” both in person and through their blogs.
- Learn how to use the tech tools your patrons use.
- Be able to help those patrons who need a helping hand navigating the online world.
- Learn new tech tools that can help you at work and at home.
- Be more comfortable exploring new tools on your own.
- Share this fun learning adventure with your library colleagues in the Mid-Hudson region.
Big Huge Thanks
The project is based on many of the other Learning 2.0/23 Things projects that other libraries and library systems have shared. Particular debt is owed to the following projects:
- 23 Things Kansas – Statewide program in Kansas (special thanks to Heather Braum in particular for cheerfully answering my endless questions)
- Learn with CDLC – Capital District Library Council, Albany NY
- 23 Things on a Stick – Minnesota’s statewide program
- 23 Things Cambridge – University of Cambridge Libraries program.
- 14 Thing to Tame – The Forman School, Litchfield CT
- SLJ Learning 2.0 – Program run by Michael Stephens for School Library Journal
- and of course, Helen Blower’s original 23 Things project at Charlotte Mecklenberg (NC) Library
The folks behind the project!
At MHLS: Rebekkah Smith Aldrich, Merribeth Advocate and Kerstin Cruger
MHLS Marketing Advisory Committee:
- Columbia County: Jeannie Bogino, Director New Lebanon Library
- Dutchess County: Erica Freudenberger, Director, Red Hook Public Library & Lorraine Rothman, Director, Staatsburg Library
- Greene County: Barbara Flach, Director, Greenville Library (Chair)
- Putnam County: Gillian Thorpe, Director, Julia L. Butterfield Memorial Library in Cold Spring
And Polly-Alida Farrington (PA Farrington Associates)
Like the work of all the other Learning 2.0 projects, the content here is also available for others to use and build upon. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 United States License.