Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Creating Online Patron Tutorials (WebJunction video)

I was able to watch the WebJunction webinar on "Developing Online Patron Tutorials" Here are my notes:

We’re living in a graphic environment, and we're working to develop patron information literacy skills, but to determine what tutorials we should create, we need to do a local needs assessment. Also, tutorials can market overlooked resources.


Creating tutorials is an ongoing process. Tutorials should be 2-3 minutes long. Keep in mind that the patron who comes across them may already be computer savvy or may prefer that the tutorial is in their first language (other than English). The tutorial can also be used as a reminder of what has been explained in person such as “How to access my email account.” Don’t forget a feedback form at the end of the video. Make sure to change to the new interfaces as those are available.


Products
Use one library account to access products that require an account.

Screen Capture: Use the printscreen key on keyboard and paste image into Word doc. Can also use Snagit: http://www.techsmith.com/snagit/default.asp

Screencasting opensource products include http://www.screenr.com/
or Jing http://www.techsmith.com/jing/
which require a microphone, and an optional $100 annual hosting fee. (One could host internally.) Saves/can work with mp4 and flash formats. One could annotate a PowerPoint.

Screen recording/editing through Camcasia. Purchase at $300 with $100 annual fee and training available at additional costs. It’s easier to cut and paste same steps with this software.

Elearning courses can be created through Captivate and Articulate software. $800 to purchase with $200 annual fee.


Marketing tutorials is easy. After creating, one can link on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube (which offers a zoom feature when you upload to avoid blur), organization’s website, point of need, on their own tutorial page which should be searchable “Instructions on Demand.”

Camcasia case study and step-by-step guide: http://www.webjunction.org/patron-training-research/-/articles/content/100431334

Hosting options: http://www.webjunction.org/online-tutorials/-/articles/content/115274147

Jing vs. Screenr: http://www.webjunction.org/online-tutorials/-/articles/content/115274013

PowerPoint to Camcasia: http://www.webjunction.org/online-tutorials/-/articles/content/115273968

Screencast of Digital Download from King County: http://www.youtube.com/kingcountylibrary#p/c/2F4BCDFFB377F72E

Friday, March 25, 2011

Ohio Libraries and Financial Literacy (Video Link)

"3/22/11 Ohio Library Council State Budget Webcast – Archive
On March 17, Lynda Murray, OLC Director of Government and Legal Services, presented a webcast on the introduction of the state budget and Governor Kasich's proposed funding of the PLF for the 2012-13 biennium. If you were unable to watch the webcast live, an archived version is available for viewing at your convenience at this link."  (from http://www.olc.org/news_story031011.asp )

FOR A FINANCIAL LITERACY LIBRARY PROGRAM: I'd like to show this website http://www.newmoney.gov/newmoney/dyob/index.html , and make it available on a laptop as one of four stations in a family program.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Toddlers: Lambs, Sheep, Cubs, and Lions (Vocabulary)

If the embedded programming handout does not display below, visit the upper right hand corner of this blog: http://librarieslearnlead.blogspot.com/. Under "Youth Services Programs and Resources," choose "Toddler, ages 2 and 3." Then choose "(2011 3) Lambs, Sheep, Cubs, and Lions (Vocabulary)."

 

Below are some graphics I put on display and used for the introduction of the program ... and some "new" words!  (They are available in the "Graphics" folder.) 

Monday, March 21, 2011

Preschoolers: L is for Lion and Lamb

If the embedded programming handout does not display below, visit the upper right hand corner of this blog: http://librarieslearnlead.blogspot.com/. Under "Youth Services Programs and Resources," choose "Preschool, ages 4 and 5." Then choose "(2011 3) L is for Lion and Lamb (Letter Knowledge)."

Friday, March 11, 2011

Leadership Quotes

"Leadership is not about maintaining the status quo.  It is about going into uncharted territory in pursuit of a well-articulated view of life.  It is about having ... the willingness to ... ask the unaskable question.  To voice the unpopular idea." 
-----from The How of Wow by Tony Carlson (11-12)

"There are a lot of different ways to get to your goal.  And that doesn't mean you have to stick to your original goal, either.  You can change goals.  But it's best to be striving for something." 
-----Sheldon Fegelman in The Horn Book Magazine January/February 2011 (46)

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Baby Program: Point to Print

If the embedded image below does not display, visit the upper right hand corner of this blog. Under "Youth Services Programs and Resources," choose "Baby Programs, 6-23 mos." Then choose "(2011 3 3 Point to Print)."

To emphasize our goal, I had a poster of our first rhyme.  (I always have posters of the opening, middle, and closing song.)




I accompanied "Kangaroo Brown" with a double-sided sign showing "Jump" on one side and a Microsoft clipart picture of a brown kangaroo on the other side:





Before "one-on-one," I emphasized that the caregivers occasionally point to the printed words in the books, stating that this will help the child become ready to read.  I mentioned that though they aren't thinking of their child reading yet, these are the same tips (providing simple signs/labels in the environment) that I provide for caregivers who come in asking for help getting their five or six year old to read.

Monday, March 7, 2011

Gotta Move: Circus Theme (Vocabulary)

If the embedded image below does not display, visit the upper right hand corner of this blog. Under "Youth Services Programs and Resources," choose "Music, Movement, (and Early Literacy!) Programs." Then choose "(2011 3) Circus Theme (Letter Cc)."



Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Toddler Program: B is for Birthday (Letter Knowledge)

If the embedded image below does not display, visit the upper right hand corner of this blog. Under "Youth Services Programs and Resources," choose "Toddler, ages 2 and 3." Then choose "(2011 3) B is for Birthday."




Below are the letter B b images I passed out before telling Don't Spill the Beans.  As I read, I called up certain letter Bb's by color and size, using the changing font of the text as a reminder.  (They are available in the "Graphics" folder.)