Monday, February 5, 2007

Welcome to the PVLD Learning 2.0 Project

This blog has been set up as part of PVLD's Learning 2.0 project to encourage staff to:

Explore some of the new technologies that are reshaping how people use the Internet to access information and interact with one another.

Think about how these new technologies could be used to support PVLD's Vision of "...being an innovative leader and community partner in providing outstanding library services that connect people, information, and ideas."

Reward staff who take the initiative to complete the self-discovery exercises
Who can participate? All PVLD employees (full and part-time) are eligible to participate.

What do I need to do? Complete all of The Tasks described in this blog by the deadline of April 20th, 2007. What's my reward? Every employee who completes all of the tasks by April 20th will receive a 1 gigabyte MP3 player and will be entered into a drawing for one of four major prizes:

A digital camera (We are still looking for a good model)

A Nintendo Wii video game system

A Microsoft Zune

An Ipod Nano

The Learning 2.0 project is loosely modeled on similar programs at other libraries, most notably the Public Library of Charlotte & Mecklenberg County ( The PVLD Learning 2.0 project was designed by a team of employees that includes Laurie Anderson, David Cambell, Kathy Gould, Eve Wittenmyer, John Jakobsen, Cindy Miller, Dallas Millican, Justin Sabol, Jan Wierzbicki, and Ali Orr.

More information can be found on the blog. Be sure to check the Frequently Asked Questions section!