This week at MPOW we are learning a new piece of software to manage our library webpage. Myself and three others were trained by the company. As usual I will train others and work with Lisa, Shirlee-Ann and Pat who went to training. That feels good and right. I get this stuff, I am a good teacher and others look to me for help with technology.
What’s weird is that usually I would continue to be there for staff to come to with a problem. And they would have me to rely on to do the things that are too technical. I would usually push myself to learn all the features of the software. Well I’m leaving and that makes my learning and my teaching so different. This time more important than making sure I know all the ins and outs of the software I need to know that at least one and hopefully more know the software well. Also i want to encourage them to work together to solve problems and answer questions so I’ll have to build that into the training. And I’ll have to step back from the fun of transforming the webpage with this new software and instead encourage others as they do the transformation.
I have high hopes that my partner in crime in tech, Sue S, will be one of the go to people and that a couple of others will join her.
I really am teaching myself out of a job this time!!!