Monday, May 19, 2008

Posts About the HCPL Technology Fair

There are some posts that made their way onto baldgeekinmd's blog. These were written along with the technology fair posts on this blog.

Here are the links to the Technology Fair blog posts on that blog: (in reverse chronological order)

Technology Fair (Partial Update)

Technology Fair Part Deux — Second Post
Technology Fair Part Deux

Live from the HCPL Technology Fair — Day One

Friday, November 30, 2007

We will be talking about the Fair at.....MLA!!!!

My Technology Co-Chair Annette and I will be presenting at the Maryland Library Association Annual Conference to be held in beautiful (but of course we won't see it because we will be up to our necks in conferencing) Ocean City, MD in May of 2008.

The theme is Renaissance 2.0: Imagine - Create- Transform

We are excited about this opportunity to share our experience about running a technology fair for library employees with our Maryland colleagues.

Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Technology Fair UPDATE

Thank you to everyone who helped or played at the technology fair. The feed on the right side of the page is to some photos of the Bel Air Edition of the Fair.

There is also a YouTube from Abingdon here. Enjoy!

Not that we were having fun or anything....that is the Best Buy Business Rep Rob and I dueling on Guitar Hero. He defeated me easily, but I burned more calories doing it!

Thursday, June 7, 2007

Whew.......One day down, one day to go...

A big
to all HCPL staff who participated, demonstrated, helped out, set up, and generally made stuff work for yesterday at Bel Air.

I was very impressed by the enthusiasm generated by the technology fair with our staff and how many folks were energized and inspired to join Learning 2.0.

Thank you from Maurice and Annette.

See the rest of you next Wednesday in Abingdon.

Wednesday, June 6, 2007

Three Down today, one more to go....

Three workshops down today and one more to go....

So far folks are talking, exploring, playing, working and loving new technology..


Pictures below and soon to be on a Flickr

Friday, June 1, 2007

47 people registered for 2.0.

Up to the minute, we have 47 staff members registered for the library 2.0 program in Harford County..Whooooooo

Thursday, May 31, 2007

27 and counting...

As of Wednesday morning, we have 27 people signed up for the Library 2.0 program with the Harford County Public Library. Way to go...

The tech fair is Six Days AWAY!!!

Our staff seem to be energized for this fun learning opportunity.

Friday, May 11, 2007

What Type of User are You??

In the wake of Web 2.0 /We Web increased use, The Pew (Charitable Trust) Internet American Life Project conducted a survey designed to classify Americans into different groups of technology users. Makes for very interesting reading. Pew has a great reputation in the non-profit world.

Here is the link to the Publication Abstract and a link to the very quick to complete survey. In less than five minutes see who has some of the same characteristics as you do.

I classified as an Omnivore.


Thursday, May 3, 2007

Live from MLA in Ocean City, MD its Annette!!

Annette has been asked by our state library training liaison to blog the upcoming Maryland Library Association Conference from Ocean City May 2-4th.

Annette will be posting workshop reviews and I am sure a key thought or three from the conference.

The blog can be found here Nette at MLA 2007

Let her know how you like it.

UPDATE: She has her put up her first blog post from the conference!!

Tech Fair registration is ready for business!

The Harford County Public Library Technology Fair is coming!

On the first two Wednesdays in June HCPL will be hosting a Technology Fair to expose staff to some of the newest technology. Attendance is mandatory for full and part time staff; subs and pages should do their best as branch and personal schedules allow. We also hope that attending this kickoff event will encourage staff to sign up for Maryland Libraries 2.0, a statewide technology learning initiative. More on that later via internal email.

The following 8 sessions are available:

Wednesday, June 6 (Bel Air) 2 pm – 5 pm
8 am – 11 am
10 am – 1 pm
12 pm – 3 pm
2 pm – 5 pm

Wednesday, June 13th (Abingdon)
8 am – 11 am
10 am – 1 pm
12 pm – 3 pm
2 pm – 5 pm

I realize you see overlaps, but during the first hour you will attend an overview presentation, and then visit six demos for the second two hours. That allows us to present the overview to the second group while the first is still busy. Complicated, but ingenious!

Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Computers in Libraries Conference

I am live at the Computers in Libraries Conference in Crystal City, VA. I am liveblogging the conference at this site.

The Chronicles of the (almost)Bald Tech Trainer

Lots of presentation ideas, comments etc about Web 2.0/Library 2.0/We Web

Thursday, April 12, 2007

Annette's Blog

Annette G., Co-Trainer for the HCPL Technology Fair has a blog she is doing for the Maryland Library 2.0 the link is to the right

as Nette 2.0

Monday, April 2, 2007

Bright Idea!

How is this?

Company name:

Company product:
rss-based auctions via api mashups

When my company goes public, I will donate to the library.

What web 2.0 company do you want?

First Post

This is a blog for the HCPL Tech Fair coming in June.

We can place links, comments and other ideas here.

Also, this can be used as an example at the fair.