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Helene Blowers kommt auch nach Berlin (05.07.07) (Update)

Wer es nicht nach Tutzing schaft (ich werde dort sein) erhält einen Tag später auch in Berlin die Gelegenheit Helene Blowers zu hören:

Update: Hatte leider den Hinweis vergessen das man sich unbedingt bis Montag anmelden muss. * Registration required: Deadline for e-mail registration is Monday, July 2. Send name, institution, and e-mail address to: ircberlin [at] state.govYou will be asked to show a passport or Personalausweis at the entrance.

Presentation (in English): Web 2.0 – Library 2.0 – Learning 2.0 Helene Blowers Public Services Technology Director Public Library of Charlotte and Mecklenburg County, North Carolina

Place: U.S. Embassy, Neustädtische Kirchstr. 4-5, 10117 Berlin

Date/Time: * Thursday, July 5, 2007, 12:15-14:00 (light lunch provided)

Helene Blowers was chosen by the Library Journal as one of the „Movers and Shakers“ in the library world. As Public Services Technology Director at the Public Library of Charlotte and Mecklenburg County in North Carolina, her job is to introduce new technologies to enable the library to expand patron services and reach out to new users. Realizing that traditional classroom instruction would not train librarians at a pace to keep up with all the new tools available, Blowers created Learning 2.0, a self-paced technology discovery program that requires staff to use Web 2.0 tools such as blogs, wikis, and podcasts in a series of task-based assignments. Library staff learned about new technologies by using them. Find out more:

– Steal This Idea! (Library Journal, March 15, 2007) http://www.libraryjournal.com/article/CA6423431.html – Learning 2.0 Blog http://plcmclearning.blogspot.com/ – Public Library of Charlotte & Mecklenburg County (PLCMC) http://www.plcmc.org/ [via USINFO German Newsletter]

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