What would you like to see on the K-LIRT Website?

Over the next two months I am planning to redesign and expand the K-LIRT website http://skyways.lib.ks.us/KLA/divisions/lirt/

I’m curious to know what features you would like to see on the site. I can’t promise that I will be able to include all of them, but I’ll do my best!

originally posted Monday, February 27, 2006 by Jason Coleman

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Mr Sapo: a very cool search tool

If you haven’t yet investigated MrSapo.com, I strongly encourage you to do so. What the heck is it, you ask? Well, essentially, it’s a directory of Web search engines. What’s cool about it, though, is that you can type in a term and then click the name of the search engine to see the results from that search engine. This makes it very, very, very (you get the point) easy to quicly compare search engines. It’s also a great tool for discovering new search engines.

Make sure to check out the References tab (in the top right). This will give you a set of buttons for sites like Google Scholar, Answers.com, LII, Scirus, et al.

Try it: you’ll like it!

Originally posted Sunday, April 16, 2006 by Jason Coleman

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K-LIRT Business Meeting Minutes CULS 2006

CULS Meeting Minutes

Minutes
K-LIRT Business Meeting
CULS, Salina, KS
October 6, 2006

Members in attendance: Mary Alice Wade, Jason Coleman, Judy Salm, Patrica Renn-Scanlon, Judy Druse, Angela Barger, Sara K. Kearns, Kristin Whitehair

I. Membership and Budget Update

A. Membership: K-LIRT Secretary/Treasurer, Kristin Whitehair, reported that K-LIRT had 25 members as of September 6, 2006.

B. Budget: Kristin reported that K-LIRT has a current balance of $733.14.

II. Old Business: K-LIRT website

A. Judy Bastin, chair, reported that KLA is exploring the option of hiring a web developer to redo the website. A decision will be made in October. This will affect the K-LIRT website.

III. New Business

A. Program suggestions for Tri-Conference 2007 (proposals due Nov. 1).
1. Show and tell session.
2. Create a teaser for the summer institute. It would be a short session about blogs, wikis, and games like Second Life. This option appeared to be the consensus of the group.

B. Program suggestions for Summer Institute 2007
1. A speaker about gaming and simulations in libraries including such software as Second Life.
2. Discussion about the use fob logs, wikis, and instant messaging. This appeared to be the consensus of the group.

C. KLA update: Judy Bastin, chair, reported KLA is exploring the option of a web developer for the website. Additionally, KLA is working on planning future Tri-Conferences. Due to a retirement of the primary organizer this responsibility is now in new hands.

D. Other
1. Discussion of various conferences such as LOEX.
2. It was suggested that K-LIRT consider video conferencing.

Respectfully submitted,

Kristin Whitehair
K-LIRT Secretary/Treasurer

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Web 2.0 video

Dr. Mike Wesch from KSU’s Anthropology Department created this video about Web 2.0.

Web 2.0…The Web is Us/ing Us

Originally posted Tuesday, February 06, 2007 by Kristin Whitehair

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Tri-Conference 2007 K-LIRT meeting

The Tri-Conference K-LIRT meeting is scheduled for Thursday, April 12 from 1:00-1:50pm in the Amber room.

Originally posted Friday, February 16, 2007 by Kristin Whitehair

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K-LIRT Business Meeting Minutes 2007 Tri-Conference

Tri-Conference Minutes

Minutes
K-LIRT Business Meeting
Tri-Conference, Topeka, Kansas
April 12, 2007

Members in attendance: Judi Vaughn, Jason Coleman, Lisa Craft, Judy Bastin, Judy Druse, Steve Anderson, Angela Allen, Jan Lee, and Kristin Whitehair

I. Membership and Budget Update
A. Membership: 43 members
B. Budget: The Current balance is $805.14.

II. Election Announcements
A. Chair: Lisa Craft
B. Chair-elect: Kristin Whitehair
C. Secretary/Treasurer: Jason Coleman

III. KLIRT Summer Institute – Library Instruction 2.0 – July 27, 2007
A. Will be held at Butler Community College, can hold approximately 40 people.
B. Three rotating sessions: Second Life, Podcasting, and MySpace/Facebook.
C. More can attend if attendees bring their own laptop.
D. Will advertise to KLIRT first then KLA. Enrollment application will include a section to rank sessions. Fees will be $15 for KLIRT members and $25 for non-members.

IV. Ideas for CULS – Fall, 2007
A. Student drop-in and online information literacy tutorials
B. Gaming in instruction

V. Minutes from CULS 2006 meeting
A. Jason Coleman moved to accept the minutes.
B. Judi Vaughn seconded the motion.

Respectfully submitted,
Kristin Whitehair
K-LIRT Secretary/Treasurer

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JING

Jing is a (free) TechSmith product that allows users to share video and images.

I have found the function to record video very useful. Quickly I can demonstrate how to navigate through a website and then send a link to a patron with the video I just created. Jing hosts the video an transfers the link to the video into the clipboard. It is somewhat comparable to a lite version of SnagIt.

http://www.jingproject.com/
Originally posted Aug 29, 2007 by Kristin Whitehair

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