2009 Welcome

Welcome to Vermont’s 23 Things!

Vermont’s 23 Things is a hands-on, learning program that provides an opportunity to explore Web 2.0 tools and the impact these tools are having on libraries & library service. All participants are encouraged to use the program as an opportunity to check out 2.0 technologies and think about ways in which our libraries can use these tools to deliver innovative library services. Since people are flocking to these Web 2.0 sites in ever-increasing numbers, it is important that those of us who work in libraries be up-to-date with the latest trends in technology and learn how they can be used in our libraries.

Here’s how it works:
Every two weeks you will have an assignment with 2 or 3 tasks that will introduce you to a new tool. You will be asked to create a blog (which can be anonymous) to document your exploration.

Some other details:
1. Ready to start? Click on THE 23 THINGS at the top of this page.
2. Upon completion you will receive 10 credits towards the technology requirement for CE certification.
3. There is no ‘right’ way to do these tasks. The purpose is to learn, play, and share with your colleagues in your library and around the state.
4. Consider having every member of your library participate. Friends, library volunteers, and trustees are invited to take part.
5. Consider finding a buddy to share the fun and keep you motivated.
6. Your regional consultant is also available for help: Amy Howlett: The Good Ship Beagle, Michael Roche: Northeast Regional Library, Jeremiah Kellogg: Vtmidstatelibrary’s Weblog, and Rob Geiszler, rob.geiszler@mail.dol.state.vt.us
7. Have fun!

If you’ve already started and are a little stalled, how about using this as motivation to conquer the next Thing?

Questions about Vermont’s 23 Things? Please contact Mara Siegel. e-mail: mara.siegel@mail.dol.state.vt.us phone: 828-3261.

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