Sunday, June 28, 2009

Library LIVE! -- Monthly broadcast from Orange County

Glen Warren, Coordinator of Media Resources for Orange County Department of Education announced a test broadcast of a new monthly half-hour broadcast called Library LIVE!

The show will
feature the latest news in Library Media issues and trends. It is planned for the 2009/2010 school year. He is looking for topics and special guests for his broadcasts, so let him hear from you. Here is Glen's announcement:

Library LIVE! provided a live test broadcast for school librarians through the California K12 High Speed Network on Thursday, June 25th, from 3:00pm to 3:30pm. (Pacific) This is the prototype of the live monthly, half hour, broadcast for the 2009-2010 school year. Thursday's Library LIVE! line up included:

1. The Winner Twins (award winning, authors who are 13 years old)

2. Digital Literacy News

3. Your Ideas for the 2009-2010 School Year

There are two ways to connect to the broadcast. One through live web streaming and the other through a video conferencing unit (like Polycom or Tandberg).
We are most interested in testing the live
video streaming chat feature. This allows for live interactive chat through most district firewalls. Here is the link for the live video streaming connection: Please use the link a few minutes before the broadcast time to make sure you have the proper plugins. If you have videoconferencing equipment, feel free to connect using the IP address or the CalREN number: IP Address: CalREN Number: 534 000 4097

Please contact Glen Warren at the
Orange County Department of Education with feedback of any technical challenges encountered directly at after the broadcast. Glen Warren Coordinator of Media Resources Orange County Department of Education 200 Kalmus Drive Site Location: 3001 Red Hill
Costa Mesa, California 92626
Phone: 714-966-4208

If your school already has a videoconferencing unit from companies like Polycom or Tandberg, be sure to register your equipment's IP address with Glen. This is an excellent use of your existing technology. Hopefully, you have the unit in your library already. Glen will be showcasing Library LIVE! and uses of interactive videoconferencing at the California School Library Association annual conference this Fall. He has invited Tandberg to exhibit and demonstrate their videoconferencing equipment at the conference, so come prepared to learn what is new and cool.

Glen is a library leader worth watching. He has great ideas and follow-through. He is passionate about the important role of strong school libraries and especially teacher librarians, and plans to use technology and personal networking to spread the word. Glen asks for your ideas for Library LIVE! Is there a library program at your school that is especially powerful that you'd like to share with Glen and the California educational community? This might be just the right forum. Library LIVE! is an excellent way for teacher librarians, their programs, technology tools, and issues to become more visible.

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