Friday, January 26, 2007

SirsiDynix WEBINAR

On February 5th, 2007 SirsiDynix is holding another "Webinar" on the internet. A Webinar is a seminar which is held on the Web. (Makes sense to me). It is free and requires just a minimum of rigamarole signing up before the event. It is live! An instructor talks to you though your computer and shows "slides" on your screen. Normally the visuals are available to download onto your hard drive, or a CD. There is no excuse for missing this one as the hour-long session begins at 7:30 PM. You're home from work, you've eaten dinner, the dishes are in the washer, and you can always set the VCR to tape "Two And One Half Men".

The reason you're going to want to participate in this is the Webinar is on Library 2.0 !!! It's a success story being broadcast live from Australia (That's the reason for the odd time - It's being held at 12:30 PM on 2/6 in Australia). Appropriately for the kangaroos down under, it is touted as "Hopping into Library 2.0: Experiencing Lifelong Learning"

It is presented by the Yarra Plenty Regional Library Staff: Christine Mackenzie CEO, Denise McLarty Resource Discovery Officer, and Lynette Lewis, Co-ordinator, Online Service. The presenters will talk about why they decided to implement Learning 2.0 at their library, how their staff experienced it, and how this experience has equipped them to get bold in their thinking about social networking. They will discuss the four themes for their LIBRARY WORKER 2.0 STAFF DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM - 1) getting information, 2) enabling learning, 3) creating content and celebrating culture, and 4) encouraging an environment of lifelong learning within the organization.

"SirsiDynix is the global leader in strategic technology solutions for libraries. They support the strategic role of bringing knowledge to the people by offering a comprehensive integrated suite of technolgy solutions for improving the internal productivity of libraries and enhancing their capabilities for serving people and communities."

I've participated in a couple of these Webinars and they're really well done. To register for the event go to

It would be cool to have a good representation of Wisconsin folks participate in this session and then set up dialog about Library 2.0 and exchange experiences.


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