January 8, 2010 6 Comments
Our illustrious leader, Maurice Coleman aka baldgeekinmd, challenged the cast of regulars on the podcast T is for Training to answer these 27 questions. We had to limit our answers to one sentence. So here are the questions with my answers bolded.
1.) Your One Sentence Bio
Coordinator Software Support and Training for Howard County Library, social web aficionado, budding photographer.
2.) Do you blog? If yes, how did you come up with your blog name?
Yes. A variation on the name of my blog from Maryland’s 23 Things.
3.) What is your professional background?
Jacquelynn of all trades, mistress of some regarding work in the library (Circ[past], ILL [past], IT and training [current]).
4.) What training do you do? staff? patrons? types of classes?
Yes, yes and technology/social web based classes for both.
5.) What training do you think is most important to libraries right now
Technology based training – anything from social web to word processing to apps for mobile phones.
6.) Where do you get your training?
Pick it up where I can.
7.) How do you keep up?
TisforTraining podcast, Twitter (trainers group), blogs and RSS feeds – especially from the cast of regulars (they rock)!
8.) What do you think are the biggest challenges libraries are facing right now?
Funding and getting the respect they deserve as part of the education process within the community.
9.) What are biggest challenges for trainers?
The students, seriously you can teach almost anything but if the person is resistant….well.
10.) What exciting things are you doing training wise?
Nothing really other than using Jeopardy as a way to access if the class got it – they have fun and so do I.
11.) What do you wish were you doing?
List is too long to put here.
12.) What would you do with a badger?
Release it to the wild or give it to a wildlife sanctuary.
13.) What’s your favorite food?
Food! Literally I love all kinds and they are my favs (but big on carbs and sweets unfortunately).
14.) If you were stranded on an island, what one thing would you want to have with you?
My cell phone because it would keep me connected to the world (assuming that I’d have coverage there).
15.) Do you know what happens when a grasshopper kicks all the seeds out of a pickle?
Umm, it curls up inside and goes to sleep???
16.) Post it notes or the back of your hand?
Big Post-It note fan here.
17.) Windows or Mac?
18.) Talk about one training moment you’d like to forget?
My Twitter class for the public when within 10 mins of starting 2 people left which rattled me for the rest of the class.
19.) What’s your take on handshakes?
Firm has to be firm because wimpy just doesn’t do.
20.) Global warming: yes or no
Sadly, yes although if you judge by this winter you wouldn’t know it.
21.) How did you get into this line of work?
See blog post for how I got started in library biz – I feel into the role of training and discovered was good at it and people enjoyed/learned from my classes.
22.) Why is the best part of your job?
That I honestly learn something new every day!
23.) Why should someone else follow in your shoes?
Because they love to help people, love that ah-ha moment and love to learn themselves.
24.) Sushi or hamburger?
25.) LSW or ALA?
LSW without a doubt.
26.) What one person in the world do you want to have lunch with and why?
Hmm, would have to be some of the brains that work at Google because they are innovative and rate a high cool factor ;)
27.) What cell phone do you have and why?
MyTouch 3G (running on open source Android OS) because I love to stay connected and informed.
My fellow T is for Training folks and their answers to the questions:
Nicole Engard – The T is for Training Challenge
Polly-Alida Farrington – The T is for Training Challenge
Bobbi Newman – T is for Training Meme
Alison Miller – A T is for Training Challenge
Maurice Coleman’s Getting to Know All About Me Post
Betha Getsche – I Like Sushi & Libraries
Laura Botts – “C is for Challenge” at “T is for Training”
Heather Braum – T is for Training Challenge Meme
Jill Hurst-Wahl – Me. Coffee. Morning.
Pete Bromberg’s 23 things (minus 3): A getting to know ya post
Stephanie Zimmerman – A Get to Know Me Meme from TIFT
Paul Signorelli – Paul’s Getting to Know Me Post
Lauren Pressley – 23 Questions with Lauren Pressley
Buffy Hamilton – 27 Questions with Buffy Hamilton
Jay Turner – 20 Questions for Just that Guy
Julie Strange – T is for Training Questionapalooza v 1.1
Angela Paterek – Getting to Know Me