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Building Abundant Communities (Part 4 of 4): Hidden Garden Steps

Building Abundant Communities (Part 4 of 4): Hidden Garden Steps | Community, Collaboration, and Volunteerism | Scoop.it
New community possibilities emerge “when we and other neighbors know of each other’s gifts,” John McKnight and Peter Block suggest in their book The Abundant Community: Awakening the Power of Famil...
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Building Abundant Communities (Part 3 of 4): Inner Sunset Park Neighbors

Building Abundant Communities (Part 3 of 4): Inner Sunset Park Neighbors | Community, Collaboration, and Volunteerism | Scoop.it
When we’re lucky enough to have a group like San Francisco’s Inner Sunset Park Neighbors (ISPN) nurturing an abundant community in our own backyard, every day is Thanksgiving Day. It’s as if the ke...
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Building Abundant Communities (Part 1 of 4): From Citizen to Consumer—And Back Again

Building Abundant Communities (Part 1 of 4): From Citizen to Consumer—And Back Again | Community, Collaboration, and Volunteerism | Scoop.it
To propose the existence of abundance at a time when so many people are discouraged and overwhelmed might appear to be a hard sell. But that’s exactly what John McKnight and Peter Block effectively...
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The Fourth Place Revisited: Creating an Instant Onsite-Online Social Learning Center (Part 2 of 2)

The Fourth Place Revisited: Creating an Instant Onsite-Online Social Learning Center (Part 2 of 2) | Community, Collaboration, and Volunteerism | Scoop.it
It’s not often that we have the opportunity to produce learning objects as part of a learning opportunity, but that’s exactly what an engaged group of learners (library directors from the state of ...
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The Fourth Place Revisited: When Social Learning Center Learners Take the Lead (Part 1 of 2)

The Fourth Place Revisited: When Social Learning Center Learners Take the Lead (Part 1 of 2) | Community, Collaboration, and Volunteerism | Scoop.it
You know you’re onto a major learning success when your learners seamlessly and playfully take the lead—which is exactly what happened late last week, halfway through the Library of Virginia’s two-...
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"American Libraries": Media, Technology, and Community in an Onsite-Online World

"American Libraries": Media, Technology, and Community in an Onsite-Online World | Community, Collaboration, and Volunteerism | Scoop.it
Those who are wondering what has happened to our media clearly aren’t paying attention to what our colleagues at American Libraries have been producing. While some of our brightest thinkers, includ...
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ASTD International Conference 2012: Cliff Atkinson, the Backchannel, and Many Happy Returns

ASTD International Conference 2012: Cliff Atkinson, the Backchannel, and Many Happy Returns | Community, Collaboration, and Volunteerism | Scoop.it
I already had quite a few friends and colleagues in the world of training-teaching-learning a couple of weeks ago. Now the social fabric that sustains me has grown quite substantially. Let's credit...
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Remembering Terrence Wing

Remembering Terrence Wing | Community, Collaboration, and Volunteerism | Scoop.it
The unexpected passing of ASTD (the American Society for Training & Development) colleague Terrence Wing—President-Elect of the ASTD Los Angeles Chapter—has left another void in the ASTD family...
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On the Horizon Report 2012: The Wisdom of the Crowds We Help Perpetuate (Part 3 of 3)

On the Horizon Report 2012: The Wisdom of the Crowds We Help Perpetuate (Part 3 of 3) | Community, Collaboration, and Volunteerism | Scoop.it
One of the most fascinating stories embedded in any New Media Consortium (NMC) Horizon Report is how the reports themselves are produced: in a highly collaborative, asynchronous fashion using a wel...
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Finding Our Place in the World, Part 2: Place in an Onsite-Online World

Finding Our Place in the World, Part 2: Place in an Onsite-Online World | Community, Collaboration, and Volunteerism | Scoop.it
Many of us, having incorporated online communities into our professional and personal lives, reach the moment when we decide that the idea of place is dead—that geography no longer matters. But it ...
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Community Partnership: How to Raise Money and Build Relationships

Community Partnership: How to Raise Money and Build Relationships | Community, Collaboration, and Volunteerism | Scoop.it
At a very important yet oft-overlooked level, every member of library staff (and many other organizations) is now a fundraiser in a very competitive environment. That’s because great fundraising co...
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Social Learning Centers: When Fourth Place Is a Winner

Social Learning Centers: When Fourth Place Is a Winner | Community, Collaboration, and Volunteerism | Scoop.it
The creation of social learning centers as the important fourth place in our lives took another wonderful leap forward today with a successful attempt to create a blended—onsite/online—fourth place...
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Working With and For Each Other

Reading Huntsville-Madison County Public Library Staff Training and Development Coordinator Marianne Lenox’s wonderfully concise summary of learning theory and resources in a single posting on the ...
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Building Abundant Communities (Part 2 of 4): Trainer-Teacher-Learners in Action

Building Abundant Communities (Part 2 of 4): Trainer-Teacher-Learners in Action | Community, Collaboration, and Volunteerism | Scoop.it
Trainer-teacher-learners, in spite of frequently citing a lack of funding and other resources as an impediment to success, are often extremely effective at creating and sustaining what John McKnigh...
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Collaboration Leads Way in ALA Editions’ Social Media Basics Course

Collaboration Leads Way in ALA Editions’ Social Media Basics Course | Community, Collaboration, and Volunteerism | Scoop.it
Imagine a technology course that not only puts learners and collaboration rather than technology at its center, but also creates a potentially sustainable community of learners, and you’ll be well on the way to facilitating measurable learning...
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Hidden Garden Steps: Community, Collaboration, Volunteerism, and Benches

Hidden Garden Steps: Community, Collaboration, Volunteerism, and Benches | Community, Collaboration, and Volunteerism | Scoop.it
I hope I won’t offend anyone if I offer the heartfelt hope that you’ll just sit on it. The bench, I mean. The one now at the foot of the Hidden Garden Steps, where Kirkham Street and 16th Avenue in...
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ALA Annual Conference 2012: To Tweet or Not to Tweet

ALA Annual Conference 2012: To Tweet or Not to Tweet | Community, Collaboration, and Volunteerism | Scoop.it
Although I was more intensely engaged in the twitterverse than ever before while attending the 2012 American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference this week in Anaheim, I was surprised to fin...
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ALA Annual Conference 2012: Addressing the Couch in the Middle of the Room

ALA Annual Conference 2012: Addressing the Couch in the Middle of the Room | Community, Collaboration, and Volunteerism | Scoop.it
A colleague entering the room where Sharon Morris and I were facilitating the ALA Learning Round Table’s “Ignite, Interact, and Engage: Maximizing the Learning Outcome” session yesterday here in An...
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ALA Annual Conference 2012: Volunteers, Irresistibly Doing What They Do Well

ALA Annual Conference 2012: Volunteers, Irresistibly Doing What They Do Well | Community, Collaboration, and Volunteerism | Scoop.it
Offering librarians a chance to provide information to their peers is like offering learning facilitators a chance to facilitate a learning experience for other trainer-teacher-learners: irresistib...
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ALA Annual Conference 2012 (Prelude): Preparation, Reflection, and Regeneration

ALA Annual Conference 2012 (Prelude): Preparation, Reflection, and Regeneration | Community, Collaboration, and Volunteerism | Scoop.it
Providing a friend with a brief coaching session to prepare her for a job interview in the workplace learning and performance (staff training) field recently, I jokingly concluded by telling her, “...
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ALA Annual Conference 2012: Ideas, Inspiration, and Meals of Food and Challenges

ALA Annual Conference 2012: Ideas, Inspiration, and Meals of Food and Challenges | Community, Collaboration, and Volunteerism | Scoop.it
Gather small groups of training-teaching-learning colleagues over meals, as I have so many times over the past few years while attending conferences, and you’ll find yourself exploding with ideas. ...
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Hidden Garden Steps: Clean-ups, Collaboration, and Volunteers

Hidden Garden Steps: Clean-ups, Collaboration, and Volunteers | Community, Collaboration, and Volunteerism | Scoop.it
We had the most wonderful of problems last week as we prepared for our monthly Hidden Garden Steps project onsite clean-up: the possibility of having more volunteers than could be effectively put t...
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Finding Our Place in the World, Part 1: The Strength of Association(s)

Finding Our Place in the World, Part 1: The Strength of Association(s) | Community, Collaboration, and Volunteerism | Scoop.it
Traveling extensively, colleagues have suggested, can be a very lonely experience. But I don’t see that at all. In an onsite-online world that offers far more connective tools than any of us will e...
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ALA Annual Conference 2011: Technology, Community, and Collaboration

ALA Annual Conference 2011: Technology,  Community, and Collaboration | Community, Collaboration, and Volunteerism | Scoop.it
Attending the American Library Association (ALA) 2011 Annual Conference in New Orleans last week once again inspired a deep appreciation for how technology, people, and dreams are combining to crea...
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William Whyte, City, and the Spirit of Collaboration

William Whyte, City, and the Spirit of Collaboration | Community, Collaboration, and Volunteerism | Scoop.it
For those of us involved in training-teaching-learning, almost anything we read offers something we can bring back to those we serve. And every once in a while, we need to step back from newly rele...
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