What was the most important thing that you learned? Why?
Simplify. For my work at the library, these services need to be brought under one platform. How many usernames and passwords can you remember?
What was most challenging? Why?
Myspace. I can't be responsible for what my fiends post on their sites.
RSS is probably the most difficult concept to understand. But it's also the
most powerful. It has no
How can PVLD use these services to improve library services?
Like it or not, our patrons are already using these websites. We need to be where they are: online. We've already implemented most of these.
How successful was the “self-directed” learning model? Is this a useful way of encouraging staff development?
I prefer it. It seems like it's worked out well. We need to incorporate more of this into our daily work routines so that the knowledge sticks. Unless you do this frequently you'll forget it.