Saturday, November 10, 2007

LATI Showcase Fall 2007

The LaVale Branch Tour plays as Nora and Pam stand by.
Ashley and Becky with their supervisors Janlee and Kathleen.

Donna and Lynn from Oakland.

Joyce and Janet from Accident.

Joyce, Ashley, Becky, Donna, Pam, and Nora represent Western Maryland in the LATI Fall Class of 2007.

Pam and Nora with their Project

Saturday, October 6, 2007

ACLS 23 Things Celebration Lunch

Feel like you're seeing double? You are! Both John Taube and his avatar showed-up to the ACLS 23 Things Celebration Luncheon at the Culinaire Cafe in downtown Cumberland on October 5th. John was the hit of the party as he sang "Blogger Boi", his Web 2.0 take on Avril Lavigne's - Skater Boy. See below for the lyrics of this soon to be Top 40 song! Watch out Weird Al!

Lyrics to Blogger Boi (sung to the tune of Avril Lavigne's Skater boy) by John Taube.

He was a blog
She was a wiki
Can I make it anymore obvious?
He did youtube.
And she did merlin
What more can I say?

He wanted her.
She'd never tell.
Secretly she was web 2.0.
And all of her friends
Stuck up their nose.
And they had a problem with his rollyo.

He was a blogger boi she said see ya later boi.
He wasn't mashed up enough for her.
She had flickr space but her head was up in space.
She needed to come back down to blog.

Five years from now she sits at home reading the podcast left on Zoho
She turns on TV and guess who she sees.
His Avatar is rocking up MTV.
She twitters her friends.
They already know
And they've all got tickets to see his show.
She googles along, blogs in the crowd.
Looks up at the man that she turned down.

He was a blogger boi she said see ya later boi.
He wasn't mashed up enough for her.
Now he's a RSS Feed jammin on youtube with me
Does your widget look on guttenburg

Sorry girl but you mashed up
Well tough luck that boi's mine now.
We are more than avatars.
This is how RSS ends.
Too bad that you couldn't see...see the folksonomie.
There is more than meets the eye, I see the tag that is inside.

He's just a blog, and I'm just a wiki.
Can I make it anymore obvious?
We are in librarything
Haven't you heard
how we tag each other's world?

I met the blogger boi I said see you later boi.
I'll be podcasting after the show.
I'll be at the studio posting the song he wrote about a wiki he used to know.

I met the blogger boi I said see you later boi.
I'll be podcasting after the show.
I'll be at the studio posting the song he wrote about a wiki he used to know.

Monday, June 4, 2007

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We're Off!

23 Things officially started today in Allegany County. Participants should have received a welcome email with the instructions for Week 1.

Week 1 Email:
Welcome to Week 1 of 23 Things! Week 1 is about getting all of your questions answered about our journey. Please know that I am here to help you with any questions that you have about the logistics of this program. However, what’s cool about this program is that it is a chance to learn from each other. And we have over 546 people registered so far from across the State and more systems will begin programs later this summer and fall!!!!! So I encourage you to check out the other blog sites listed on the Participant blogs and watch what happens in the coming weeks as everyone builds their blogs and they get posted.

This week’s topic is an Introduction. You have the following activities to complete:

Week 1: Introduction1. Read this blog & find out about the program.2. Discover a few pointers from lifelong learners and learn how to nurture your own learning process.

Some of the "things" have podcasts where you can click the play button and listen for more information about the exercise. Many of the podcasts were developed by Helene Blowers at PLCMC to help her staff. When you click the button, you may need to wait a few seconds for the podcast to begin to play. If for any reason a podcast does not play, don't fret. The written "thing" has all of the critical information to help you learn.

Thursday, April 26, 2007

Branch Kick-off Sessions

Frostburg: Tuesday, May 8th, 2 p.m.
George's Creek: Monday, May 7th, 3:00 p.m.
Lavale/Bookmobile: Monday, May 21st, 2:30 p.m.
South Cumberland: Tuesday, May 15th, 2:00 p.m.
Washington St.: Thursday, May 10th, 2:00(ish) p.m.
Westernport: Monday, May 7th, 1:30 p.m.

Wednesday, April 25, 2007

About the ACLS 23 Things Learning Program

About 23 Things
Allegany County Public Libraries is very pleased to announce our participation in the statewide Maryland Libraries Learning 2.0 - 23 Things project.

23 Things is a voluntary learning program that you can do on the web to explore and expand your knowledge of the Internet and Web 2.0.
In just 12 weeks, you can become "Web 2.0 compliant" by completing 23 Things (short exercises). Each week you will have 2 or 3 short exercises that will take you only around 15 to 20 minutes to complete. Click here to view the 23 things.

Hurry and register now! Registration begins on May 1st and closes on June 8th. Use this Register Now link to register. If you decide to cancel your registration later, click here.

Jennifer's Office Hours
Think that you'll have lots of questions? No worries! Throughout the summer, I will be available to help with any questions that you might have about the program. Once the program officially starts in June, I'll both post the dates and times here.

Participant Blogs
When you are working on Thing 4, you'll need to Register Your Blog. Please use your work email address, as all registrations are monitored. Remember that your blog address can be anonymous on your blog, but Jennifer needs to know so she can track your progress and send you your CEUs at the end of the project. You also don't want to miss out on the possibility of winning one of these fabulous prizes!
Our blog list: Watch this space for participant blogs!

All participants who successfully complete the program will win an iPod Shuffle!
If you are checking out this website, but have not yet joined us, please contact our regional coordinator - Jennifer Howell (contact information below). You can also contact Jennifer if you have any questions about the project. Don't forget that she is not the instructor, though, as this is a learning project and we encourage you to visit each other's blogs and talk with each other for ideas and help.

If you have any questions, please contact Jennifer Howell:
Jennifer Howell
Staff Development Coordinator
Western Maryland Public Libraries
31 Washington Street
Cumberland, MD 21502
Phone: 301-777-1200, ext. 1106