Posted on January 12, 2012.
Please save the date for the next free webinar for Spectrum Scholars in the Technology Transforms Communities series:
Smartphones in Libraries: How to Take Charge of Delivering Mobile Services to Your Patrons
Wednesday, February 15th at Noon Central
Instructions for logging in will be sent in February, no pre-registration required
5 years ago Apple released the iPhone, dramatically changing the mobile technology landscape for the general public, and for library patrons. As the number of smartphone owners rises every year, libraries must increasingly deliver their services to mobile patrons. Participants in this webinar will receive an overview of the mobile landscape, focusing on the usage patterns of underserved populations. This session will provide a tutorial on helping you plan to implement mobile library services. All skill levels will be addressed, from adapting a mobile ILS plugin to writing your own mobile library app from scratch. Participants will also be given a list of model libraries providing mobile services. Presented by Stephen X. Flynn and Jamal L. Cromity. Stephen X. Flynn is a 2009 Spectrum Scholar and Emerging Technologies Librarian at the College of Wooster Andrews Library and Jamal L. Cromity is a 1998 Spectrum Scholar and UX Specialist of Platform Management at ProQuest Dialog.
About Technology Transforms Communities
The Office for Diversity, with support from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, has initiated a new project, “Technology Transforms Communities.” Through this project we plan to pilot enhancements to the Spectrum Scholarship Program that will better incorporate technology into Spectrum’s leadership development offerings. We seek to develop a cohort of Spectrum alumni and new scholars with sophisticated technological skills and experience in leading technology policy and decision-making to serve as information technology trainers and advocates in traditionally underserved communities. For the most part, we are relying on the expertise of our alumni community to develop our technology and advocacy training. Special thanks to Stephen X. Flynn–2009 Spectrum Scholar, Gates Millennium Scholar and Emerging Technologies Librarian at the College of Wooster–for serving as the Curriculum Coordinator for the Technology Transforms Communities initiative.
Previously recorded webinars in this series:
Engaging Under-served Users With Your Digital Initiatives - access the recording at: http://connectpro72403849.adobeconnect.com/p8wu80bcbwe/. Once you have watched the recorded session, please take a moment to complete a brief evaluation. Access the evaluation at http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/TTCdigitalinitiatives
Posted in Professional Development, Tech Tools
Posted on July 18, 2011.
Creating Your Future the Peter Drucker Way: A Report by Ethel Salonen
Wednesday, 15 June 2011; 10:00 AM – 1:30 AM, EST
Speaker: Bruce Rosenstein, www.brucerosenstein.com
Worked for USA Today for 21 years as a librarian/researcher until December 2008
Beginning in 1996 he wrote about business and management books for the newspaper’s Money section
Presentation revolved around Bruce’s new book: Living in More Than One World: How Peter Drucker’s Wisdom Can Inspire and Transform Your Life, Published by Berett-Koehler, August 1, 2009. The book applies the principles of Drucker, whom many consider to be the “father of modern management,” to individual self-development, by encouraging the pursuit of a more multidimensional life. It is based on more than 20 years of research into Drucker’s life and thought, including several interviews with him. Click here to learn more about the book.
His website show’s Bruce’s video interview with Peter Drucker on April 11, 2005, 7 months to the day before he died at the age of 95. Some observations from the video:
- Achievement focused and multidimensional life is what you should achieve
- There is still low productivity in knowledge workers but he sees more productivity than ever before.
- We still have an overload of data…still figuring out how to transform this into information.
- Advice to young knowledge workers – go to work..don’t emphasize attending a school such as a MBA program. A 22 year old MBA is a waste. Work for 10-15 years, be successful, and then maybe go for a MBA.
- Teaching will be radically different in 30-50 years
His presentation focused on these major themes that are presented in his workshops:
- How to apply Drucker’s principles for self-development in your personal and professional life
- How to construct a complete, balanced life plan based on Drucker’s principles
- How to create your future through developing your core competencies, and pursuing parallel/second careers
- How to live a more multidimensional life by interacting with diverse people and varied organizations
- How to incorporate lifelong learning and teaching into even the busiest lives
- How to increase your sense of personal meaning and satisfaction through social entrepreneurship, volunteerism, mentorship and servant leadership
Drucker quote, from Management: Revised Edition:
- “The purpose of the work on making the future is not to decide what should be done tomorrow, but what should be done today to have a tomorrow.”
- He also advised to identify and take advantage of “the future that has already happened.” What are the current trends that affect your professional and personal life, and what are the implications for the future? What can you start doing right now to remain relevant in your workplace and in the profession?
Comments from Bruce Rosenstein
- Focus on the future, not the past – stop defending the past
- What can you do to remain relevant in the various worlds you live in?
- Consider second careers in teaching, writing, art and music.
- Build continuous lifelong learning, exploring and teaching.
- Reinvent yourself, people change, different person, needs, abilities and perspectives. Reinvent your life and your career
- Social entrepreneurship – consider choices and changes for the second half of your life – over or under 40
- Create and maintain your total life list. What initiative from this list is first?
- Don’t expect everything to happen at once.
Posted in Conferences, Notes from Sessions, Sessions, What's New
Posted on June 8, 2010.
Discovery in the Round – Tuesday, June 15 – Noon-1:30pm
Convention Center, R08
Asked many questions about their libraries, our panelists reveal what will be required for the successful library of the future. Using the format of the popular TV quiz show To Tell the Truth, this session will allow attendees to question panelists and try to determine which one is the director of the “Library of the Future.” Through their answers, the panelists will reveal what will be required for the successful library of the future.
Donna Scheeder, Congressional Research Service
Monica Ertel, Bain
Rebecca Jones, Dysart & Jones Associates
James King, National Institutes of Health Library
Program listing spreadsheet & 2-page handout available on LMD wiki
see page 61 of the SLA 2010 Conference Guide
Posted in Sessions