From January 15 to July 15, 2014, librarians from around the state participated in 23 Mobile Things through their multitypes. These things included apps for everything from notetaking to photo & video sharing. We had 86 participants in the SELS region:
- 50 from public libraries
- 20 from school libraries
- 9 from academic libraries
- 7 from SELCO/SELS staff
The 7 SELCO staff members were also coaches/cheerleaders for the region’s participants.
Alice Henderson, Plainview Public Library, was the first Badge 5 earner in the entire state!
Allyn McColley, Buckham Memorial Library (Fairbault), was the very first SELS 23 Mobile Things finisher!
In all, we had 28 people finish all 23 things
- 18 from public libraries
- 6 from school libraries
- 1 from academic libraries
- 4 from SELCO/SELS staff
For those who did not have the chance to take on or finish this program, the state multitypes are bringing it back this fall. We don’t have a date yet, but have been told it will restart in mid-October. If you started it in the first round, you can pick up where you left off for this second round! So if you got through 15 of the things the first time, you will only have 8 to go to complete them all.
Some of the apps used in this new round will be slightly different. Staff at Metronet are tweaking some of the things based on feedback and blog posts from round 1. The “Things” will be about the same topic, but the apps themselves might not be identical to those used earlier this year.
One other change we hope to do in our SELS region is to have some of the 28 people who completed the Things in round 1 volunteer to be cheerleaders for this coming round. So keep an eye on your email box for this invitation if you were one of those who already completed the Things.
Please don’t let the lack of a mobile device stop you from participating! SELCO has loaner devices that can be checked out on a first come, first served basis.