Archive for March, 2009

MSLA SIG conference

Thanks to the Simmons MSLA Student Interest Group (SIG) for inviting me to present at their spring conference for a second year in a row! I talked about board gaming as a literacy activity, and tying board games into national standards and local curriculum.

I didn’t have time to cover role-playing games, but there are some links on the handout and in the bookmark file. I bumped into Michael Sullivan in the elevator after my session (Michael  was presenting in the same time slot) and he asked me, did you talk about chess? And NO, I forgot! Chess is probably the game played the most, and the longest, in all types of libraries. So, I’ve added some links of use for anyone thinking about starting a chess club, and encouraged Michael to contribute his program to the Librarian’s Guide to Gaming.

Slides:

Handout: MSLA-SIG Handout
Links: http://www.delicious.com/informationgoddess29/mslasig

March 28, 2009 at 11:26 am Leave a comment

Facing Your Manga

At the Cuyahoga County Public Library Workshops Wed & Thu, I used FaceYourManga to do avatar creation as a group exercise. Check out the avatars we made!

Wednesday’s group:

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Thursday’s Group:

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Want to make your own? Download this handy cheatsheet!

March 20, 2009 at 6:02 am Leave a comment

Web 2.0, Cuyahoga County

Thanks to the Cuyahoga County Public Library for hosting me for two sessions on Web 2.0! Slides and handouts follow. If you attended either session, please complete a short EVALUATION.

Slides:

Links: http://www.delicious.com/informationgoddess29/cuyahoga

How to Take a Screenshot (capturing the stuff on your screen as an image)

  • Mac: Apple+Shift+4, then highlight the area to capture – item will get saved to your desktop as “picture 1.png” – rename as needed
  • Windows: use “Print Screen” button (may be near keypad and labeled “PrtSc” OR shared with another key, requiring your to tap “Shift”+“PRtSc”) to capture the screen to your Clipboard, then paste into your favorite graphics program, like Paint; save the image

Additional Handouts of Interest:

March 19, 2009 at 12:26 pm Leave a comment

Who YA? Why YA? How YA?

Thanks to the Southeast Regional Library System in OH for hosting my workshop on teens in the library! If you attended, please take a moment to complete this EVALUATION.

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Part of the session included information about henna, a demo, and henna slinging for anyone who wanted it! Thanks to Penni for providing the henna portion of the program.

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(mine is the 2nd from the bottom, to the left, with a silver ring — flowers going from my wrist to finger on my right hand),

Slides:

Links:

http://delicious.com/informationgoddess29/serls

Carousel Brainstorming

Book Program: movie release party for a book based film to include trivia – jeopardy and book to movie discussion

Justification:

  • highlight print & av collection
  • build on assets: critical thinking, community, relationships

Marketing/Partnerships

  • email to schools/organizations
  • posters & displays in teen area
  • website
  • local businesses donate food
  • newspapers
  • screen scroll on PCs
  • screen savers with program info

Evaluation

  • short questionnaire (book or movie? why?)
  • did you enjoy program?
  • like to see something similar?

Tech Program: Cell phone scavenger hunt (locate obscure items in the library – page from a book, picture of founder). Prizes optional.

Justification:

  • connect with adults other than parents
  • team building
  • reference
  • familiaze with library

Marketing/Partnerships

  • email or text teens
  • inform teachers
  • school tv
  • parterships w/ schools, libraries

Evaluation

  • online survey

Volunteer Program: Teens teaching adults to use the Wii to meet social, tech, entertainment needs

Justification:

  • serve diverse age groups
  • get people involved
  • community activity for teens
  • provide basic tech skills for adults
  • break down communicational perception barriers between generations

Marketing/Partnerships

  • senior centers
  • schools
  • clubs
  • community centers
  • physical rehab centers
  • videogame stores
  • online
  • facebook
  • library website
  • myspace
  • blog

Evaluation

  • written survey for seniors
  • post-event discussion w/ teens
  • anecdotal info
  • SERLS paid survey monkey account

Contest: Books into Art – select a book title & create a piece of original art inspired by the title (any medium)

Justification:

  • encourage creativity
  • make book connections
  • give recognition for teen talent

Marketing/Partnerships

  • partner with local related businesses & professionals
  • invite local artists to judge
  • ask local artists or art instructors to host awards or workshop
  • ask local businesses to donate prizes

Evaluation

  • record number of participants
  • amount of pieces created
  • attendance at award ceremony
  • survey for contestants
  • record community support & involvement time
  • cost of contest

March 17, 2009 at 12:56 pm Leave a comment

Teen 2.0: Serving Teens in the New Millennium

Thanks to the Columbus Metropolitan Library for hosting me on Monday March 16 for two sessions on Teens and Technology!

Audience for CML University Speech

Audience for CML University Speech

Slides:

Links: http://www.delicious.com/informationgoddess29/cml

Additional Handouts of Interest:

March 17, 2009 at 12:41 pm Leave a comment

Understanding the Impact: Your Guide to Web 2.0 and other technologies that matter to libraries

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March 17, 2009 at 12:39 pm Leave a comment

Creative Writing Workshops for Youth

Thanks to the Central MA Regional Library System for hosting me for Creative Writing Workshops for Youth! Slides, handouts and links follow.

Slides:

Handouts:

Links: http://delicious.com/informationgoddess29/writing

March 1, 2009 at 3:17 am Leave a comment

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