I believe libraries are amazing places for education, discovery, entertainment, and exploration. This is a place where I post my presentations, images, discussion topics, opinions, and videos about libraries. Please feel free to comment and create a conversation about what make libraries great!
We are certainly doing some great things here at the state library. Our DISCUS program director and training coordinator have just put together their first podcast and it sounds great! You can listen to it online at www.scdiscus.org.
On our final day of the NCES Fellows Program, we all got together and had a group photo :-) Overall, the program is certainly well worth attending. There were only 4 of us who are librarians, however, we certainly learned much about what NCES produces along the lines of educational statistics. I'll soon be holding some classes online using OPAL to teach a little bit about what I learned.
Today was jam-packed with information, some of which was so involved with creating tabular and graphical reports that I could hardly keep up! So much statistical data and so little time! This was a photo of the Nation's Report Card web site that has a great deal of information about schools.
Today we did a very interesting break out session where we shared information about how we interact with NCES as well as what we do differently from NCES which lead into many other threads of conversations about educational statistics!
Today was the first day of the NCES (National Center for Education Statistics) Fellows Program. We certainly learned a lot but the most useful was learning about the web site nces.ed.gov. Click on the photo to see the description of what I learned!
If you are a librarian with an instant message account, be sure to visit this wiki, log in, and add your name! This is a great way to share your IM name with other librarians. Click on the image, then visit the link in the description to visit the wiki.
If you haven't given OPAL a try, please do. It's a wonderful resource for many archived training sessions on various topics directly and indirectly related to libraries. Today I taught a 3 hour continuing education class for our USC School of Library and Information Science about using OPAL and I think everyone certainly learned something new... Be sure to visit www.opal-online.org and especially check out the archived events!