Monday, March 9, 2009

Frequently Asked Questions

This blog has been set-up as part of the NJSL’s Technology Tapas to encourage staff to experiment and learn about the new and emerging technologies that are reshaping the context of information on the Internet today.

The objectives of this program are to:

  • encourage exploration of Web 2.0 and new technologies by NJSL staff
  • provide staff with new tools (that are freely available on the Internet)
  • to better support NJSL's mission: "Connecting people with information through libraries"
  • reward staff for taking the initiative to complete 13 self-discovery exercises.
The original Learning 2.0 program was designed by Helene Blowers, the Public Library of Charlotte and Mecklenberg County Technology Director, with the support and assitance of several staff and is loosely based upon Stephen Abram's article, 43 Things I (or You) might want to do this year (Information Outlook - Feb 2006) and the website 43Things.

It has been developed to meet the needs of NJSL staff members by Bob Keith, LDB Library Technologist, and Andrea Simzak, SLIC Training Librarian.

The design of this online program was completely built on Web 2.0 technologies that are freely available on the Internet. These sites include: Blogger, Flickr, Odeo, YouTube, PBWiki & Bloglines.