Monday, April 30, 2007

Flickr as a possible training tool for new library student workers?

I remember Claire mentioning that there has been a lot of turnover with student employees which leads to a lot of work training new staff. The presentation below discusses using Flickr as a training tool to supplement face to face training with a visual component.

If you want to listen to the entire presentation about Flickr, check out the podcast and links below...
Or just check out the creator's Flickr training account: http://www.flickr.com/photos/gmtstudents

And the wiki for the student manual: http://wiki.zsr.wfu.edu/studentassistants/index.php/GMT

Do you all think this type of training might be useful to supplement face to face training for student employees in our library?
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4 comments:

  1. I think this is a great idea! It would be a lot of work in the beginning to get it going but it would definately save us time training. And it would work well as a refresher course, too.

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  2. I especially like the tasklog blog. We could use this with students for reporting on computer or equipment problems and for shelf reading progress reports.

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  3. Thanks Suzanne B.! A clever way to use Flickr!

    I like the idea of a student training wiki. Is anyone from circ. attending the May 25 MLC workshop on wikis? If you haven't signed up, Michele can do it for you. Don't wait....money is running out fast!

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  4. I am scheduled to attend the Wiki workshop at MLC.

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