Friday, November 21, 2008

Playful Teamwork FAQs

Why Should I participate?
This program allows you to expand your knowledge of web 2.0 concepts and tools. It also provides you with an opportunity to have fun at work through purposeful collaboration with peers and crafting innovative uses of technology.

How do I participate?
After obtaining your supervisor's approval, you can participate by joining your current work group or teams' effort.

What should we do?
Read the blog posts on Playful Teamwork, scan your enviroment for ideas and get creative. Your goal is to enhance the library's business through the use of technology. You might want to use technology to solve a customer service issue, design a creative approach to delivering a library service or product, or come up with a cool way to improve communications. There are several examples listed in the Playful Teamwork --- Collaborative Opportunity blog post.

What are other examples are possible projects?
Here are several more examples to get you started:

  • Special Services might use a special mashup to deliver services to people with low or no vision.
  • Cataloging Services might use a wiki to create a policy and procedures manual for their division.
  • RFID team could make a training video on how to tag and inventory library materials.

What is the timeline for Playful Teamwork?
To participate, each group needs to submit their project before May 4, 2009.

How does a group sumbit a project?
To be considered for review, each group needs to submit the following:

  1. Playful Work Project Submission Form
  2. Display board showcasing their project
  3. URL of their project, if appropriate

How will the projects be reviewed?
A panel of judges will review each project. The project selected by the judges will be presented at the May 2009 LCDT meeting.

What will the judges be looking for?
The review panel will be looking for the project that best fits the critieria outlined in the review process. All the details are available in the Playful Work - Review Process blog post. All projects must support the library's mission and/or strategic plan.

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