Librarian professional/networking site

June 29, 2008

From Libgig’s site

LibGig is a new professional networking website dedicated to bringing together everyone who accesses, organizes, creates, manages, produces or distributes information for a living.

Includes: Job listings, information about LS programs, blog posts, interviews of community leaders, etc.

So You Want Your Library or Organization in Second Life: A Practical Guide (SL workshop)

June 27, 2008

Please join Sonja Morgwain and Teofila Matova Tuesday, July 1st at 8:00 a.m. SLT at the Open Auditorium on Cybrary City 1 in Second Life for the third “So You Want Your Library or Organization in Second Life: A Practical Guide.” This workshop includes a short presentation, tour of a library, and lots of time for questions and answers. Also offered is a tour of available parcels on Talis Island. Presentation is in a combination of voice and text. For more information, or if you would like to help answer questions or be involved, please IM either Teo or Sonja or use email address below. Location:

Best, Sonja Plummer-Morgan, MLIS (Sonja Morgwain in world) & Allison Brueckner (Teofila Matova in world)” or

Google site search webinar

June 8, 2008

New! Google Site Search Designed for Webmasters

Register Today

Attend the webinar and get:

* Entry to win a free Google T-Shirt

Attend this webinar and hear:

* Overview of Google Site Search
* Setup and technical details
* Customer case studies
* Live Q&A session answering all your questions

“Google Site Search: Designed for Webmasters”

Google has recently launched Google Site Search, a hosted website search solution that brings the relevancy and ease of Google to your website. Google Site Search has been designed specifically with webmasters in mind, for many reasons:

* Google relevancy – Leverage the high relevany algorithms that power Google
* Customizable – You can customize the search results to your look and feel
* Setup in minutes – As a hosted product, setup just requires a dozen mouse clicks on a web-based form
* Administrative control – New biasing features increase your administrative control

Webmasters have always recognized the importance of website search, but have so far not been able to get highly relevant website search that is easy to setup and maintain, for a low price. Until now. Attend the webinar and learn about this exciting new product from Google.

Online workshop XML in Libraries

May 21, 2008

Nifty little online workshop about XML in Libraries — very well organized and easy to follow. Covers the basics of XML to writing XML, with lots of exercises.

Emerging Technologies workshop handouts online

April 16, 2008

David Noah of UGA Center for Teaching & Learning recently did a workshop on Web2.0, Emerging Technologies, and more. His materials are online at

Online classes, training & more (free!)

April 15, 2008

I thought I’d start compiling a list of free training & workshops that I’ve come across, as well as a few paid resources.

If you know of other classes, training, & workshops, please let me know. I’ll update this list as I find new stuff, too.

training resources

Voyager tutorials as interactive game (sort of)

March 15, 2008

If you’ve not seen the tutorial from the Univ. of Auckland before, it is kind of an interesting (and different!) approach to teaching users about Voyager — very video gamesque, in as much as a tutorial probably can be. 😉

It’s not the most indepth, but looks to cover the basics.

Main table of contents, which also provides some story elements: