Welcome. This site was created to support the Queens Library Learning 2.0 Program, a discovery learning program designed to encourage staff to explore new technologies and reward them for doing 23 1/2 Things.

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Raffle Winner

While it's true that learning is its own reward and we are all winners, yesterday Tom Galante picked just one lucky person to receive the laptop: Julia Hua of Fresh Meadows.

Congrats to Julia and to all who participated.

Monday, January 7, 2008


The raffle will take place at 12 noon on January 22, 2008 at CEL. I hope everyone can make it.

Good luck!

Monday, December 24, 2007

Deadline Day

It's seems like we just started! More than 50 people have completed 23 1/2 Things. When you finish, don't forget to send an e-mail to ql.things@gmail.com. If you need an extra day, just be sure to make your evaluation post by 8 a.m. Wednesday, December 26.

If you haven't had a chance, read what your colleagues think of the program: Learning2.0Eval.

Friday, December 14, 2007

the card's in the mail

If you completed Thing 23 by Wednesday, your $25 card (from Commerce Bank) should have been sent out. We received them in Forest Hills today. A new batch will be sent out the next two weeks (December 19 and December 26). We're still working on the date for the laptop raffle that will take place in the CEL cafeteria. Perhaps January 8th? Stay tuned and keep on Thingin'.

Monday, December 10, 2007

Tips and Zips, Part 2

This slide show features more zips than tips. Be sure to see Part 1 for tips on posting links, pictures, and widgets. With only two weeks of the program left, I'd like to encourage everyone to cut corners. I also think the first 12 Things take more time than the second 12 Things. If you've fallen behind, try asking your manager for more time to spend on QL L2.0.

Happy Zipping,
Hood and Hat, QL L2.0

If you cannot see the embedded slide show below, go direct to the slideshare.net site: Tips and Zips, Part 2

Thursday, December 6, 2007

bullet points of pure QL L2.0

  • We'll be posting Tips and Zips for Things 13-23 early next week.
  • The program ends December 24. In early January we will do a live raffle in the CEL cafeteria for the laptop computer. We're still working on the logistics for distributing the gift cards, which we hope to give out as soon as possible (and before the raffle).
  • December 10-24 we'll post "bloglets" of Things 5-22 and highlight activities of the QL L2.0 participants. This will also be a way for those who did not participate in the program to have short introductions to the emerging technologies.
  • Thirteen people have crossed the finish line. Go to the ql.things' del.icio.us account to see their thoughts: Learning2.0Eval.

If you still have a bunch of Things to do, you have time: 19 days! If you're on Thing 5, that's only one Thing per day. Keep up the good work.

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

#23 Is this really the end? Or just the beginning ...

Wow! Congratulations! You've reached the 23rd thing. Be sure to give yourself a pat on the back for completing the program. Your reward for completing this journey before the December 24th deadline is a $25 gift card and a chance to win a laptop. But before sending this off ... one last discovery post.

For your last and final exercise for this program please reflect on your learning journey and post a few thoughts. Here are some questions to prompt you if you're drawing a blank ...

What were your favorite discoveries or exercises on this learning journey?
How has this program assisted or affected your lifelong learning goals?
Were there any take-aways or unexpected outcomes from this program that surprised you?
What could we do differently to improve upon this program’s format or concept?

And last but not least…

If we offered another discovery program like this in the future, would you again chose to participate?

Note: Once you have made your final post about the program, send an e-mail to ql.things@gmail.com indicating that you have completed all 23 1/2 Things. Your blog will be reviewed by our team and we will send you a confirmation notice within 7 days.

Edited to add: Following PLCMC's idea, I've tagged everyone's evaluation posts as "Learning2.0Eval" in the ql.things del.icio.us account.