Wednesday, October 05, 2005

Library Instruction Wiki

You know the phrase “kill two birds with one stone”? Well, welcome to the Library Instruction Wiki, a “collaboratively developed resource for librarians involved with or interested in instruction.” Not only can you contribute your ideas and practices, but you can access a multitude of library instruction information contributed by other “librarians with class.” Pretty nifty.

Some areas of interest include:
~ Handouts, tutorials, and other resources to share
~Teaching techniques, tips and tricks
~Bibliography/selected reading

I don’t know about some of you, but as the description of this wiki suggest, let’s not reinvent the wheel. It’s absolutely fabulous when you have the time and energy – and resources – to create new curricula (my hats off to you overachievers out there!), but let’s be honest, most of us are trying to stay afloat in our positions by doing twenty things at once. Currently I conduct technology training, coordinate ALL staff development training, plus keep up with the normal every day rigmarole: meetings, email, administrative crap, more meetings. Knowing that I can easily access selected readings created from the input of numerous trainers not only fascinates me, but it makes me really, really happy.

Check it out folks. And stop reinventing the wheel!


At 8:43 AM, Blogger Max said...

I love that wiki, thanks for pointing it out!

At 7:57 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am new to wikis. Very cool!


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