LiTTech #52: Participatory Environments

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This week on LiTTech: Emily and Addie take participatory learning one step further by exploring what makes a participatory environment. It all comes down to wheels. Show Host: Emily Thompson Show contributors: Addie Matteson, Leave us some feedback! Contact us with any questions or comments- littech@edreach.us … [Read more...]

Every Escalator Needs a Polka Button: My Time Amongst the Web Folk

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I can’t really say what I was expecting, coming to the Higher Ed Web 2012 Conference in Milwaukee. Left to my own devices, I would never have picked a conference for web professionals. I mean, I’m not one. I work with the web all day, and I can crank out a site using HTML and CSS in a pinch, but it’s not really my job. And yet, this week I found myself wandering the windy streets with a badge … [Read more...]

LiTTech #51: Unpacking the OPAC

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This week on LiTTech: Emily and Addie talk about that stalwart of the library: the Online Public Access Catalog. They talk through some jargon and give some tips on how to navigate and find what you need. Show Host: Emily Thompson Show contributors: Addie Matteson, Leave us some feedback! Contact us with any questions or comments- littech@edreach.us … [Read more...]

LiTTech #50: Banned Books Week!

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This week on LiTTech: Emily and Addie celebrate the freedom to read whatever they like. It's Banned Books Week! Go read something subversive . . . . Show Host: Emily Thompson Show contributors: Addie Matteson, Leave us some feedback! Contact us with any questions or comments- littech@edreach.us … [Read more...]

LiTTech #49: Social Media for Your Library

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This week on LiTTech: Emily and Addie are joined by public librarians Amanda and Samatha for a chat about strategies to put your library out there using social media. What works, what doesn't, and what we're not so sure about yet. Show Host: Emily Thompson Show contributors: Addie Matteson, Amanda Goodman, and Samantha Helmick. Leave us some feedback! Contact us with any … [Read more...]

Fixed vs Flexible

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This week on LiTTech: Emily and Addie discuss what fixed and flexible schedules are, their advantages and disadvantages, and how librarians can work within each type. Show Host: Emily Thompson Show contributors: Addie Matteson, Karen Shockey Leave us some feedback! Contact us with any questions or comments- littech@edreach.us … [Read more...]

Ownership Revisited

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I just saw a commercial for the DVD set of Once Upon a Time. (Please don’t judge my television choices. I’m a sucker for elaborate costumes and cheap CGI.) First thought, “Oh, I like that show.” Second thought, “Why would I pay for that? Isn’t it on Hulu somewhere?” This got me thinking back to my post on ownership a couple of months ago. What if the problem with piracy stems from the fact that we … [Read more...]

LiTTech #47: Take a Shot on a One-Shot Workshop

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This week on LiTTech: Emily and Addie talk with Karen Shockey about the concept of the bastion of Library Instruction: the One-Shot Workshop. What is it? And how can teachers help to ensure that the Librarian will really cover what their students need? Show Host: Emily Thompson Show contributors: Addie Matteson, Karen Shockey Leave us some feedback! Contact us with any … [Read more...]