Monday, September 12, 2011

How to Booklet for Destiny Log-In

I wonder if that's the most boring title I've ever come up with?

Anyway, I'm doing a workshop to get my faculty to make better use of Destiny.  I'm going to show them how to log in, and then what they can do once they're in.  For those who miss the workshop, I created the quick tutorial below using SnagIt to do the screenshots, and Simple Booklet to put it all together.

Click on the arrow in the upper right-hand corner to scroll through.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

The Annual Report, or Do I Really Need to Spend 16 Hours On This?

The answer, of course, is yes.  I'll confess,  in my five year library career, I've been a bit slack in the  report department.  My monthly reports tend to be quarterly, and one year I did my annual report as an Animoto video, because I figured nobody read it anyway, and maybe they'd watch a 2 minute video.

This year, I gave myself a stern talking to, and not only did a report, I wrote one 11 pages long.  That's a record for me (they tend to average 3-4 pages).  I'm sure there's more I could have included, and I imagine my next will be longer yet, as I continue to sort out what to include.

This time, I worked at making it visually rich. Theoretically, that should make it easier (and more interesting ) to read than  a bunch of dry text and statistics.  That said, I struggle with how much of "the vision thing" to include, when the report is already 11 pages.  My secondary principal groaned when I told her that.  Much as I admire Buffy's hefty 20 pager, I think my admin would strangle me if I turned in something that huge.

11 Final