YouTube for Training

Michael Stephens at Tame the Web posted a link to a great training video put together by Allen County Public Library on using their new phone system.

Ironically in our 24th Thing workshops this week the tool most suggested by staff for implementation by PLCMC was YouTube! Ideas from participants included posting training videos for staff and patrons, story times, programs, speakers, etc.

Here's a library that's already done it and did a great job too!

Got Game? Now I Do!

My husband is a gamer. I was a gamer back in the days of Pac Man, Space Invaders, and Mario Brothers. The new games just don't do it for me. Maybe it's because I have not found the right kind of game. Or maybe it's because the gaming market has not reached out to my demographic.

That's about to change!

Those desperate housewives from Wisteria Lane are coming to a PC near you.

According to the game will be "lifestyle simulation putting players in the role of a new housewife who has just moved onto Wisteria Lane where scandal abounds beneath its bucolic surface."

The game was released in early October and has gotten great reviews from fans of the show.

How could libraries use this? Why not have this as something for moms to do while their kids are at game night or while their kids are in a program. Not only does this give parents something else to do at the library but it gives them another way to connect and relate to their kids.

And the winner is...

Wow it's been a long journey and after reading over 200 blogs every day for Learning 2.0, I can breathe a sigh of relief and hopefully clear up my Bloglines account!

So at the end of the journey 222 staff completed the 23 things and many more are following along around the world.

Want to see who won the laptop. Watch and see...

Congratulations! I wish I could have been there to see the surprise!