Pronunciator Challenge Week 5

Finally, number five is live and that means the entire Pronunciator Staff Challenge is on the table! OPL staff, you have one more week to complete all five tasks and win FABULOUS prizes! In just one week’s time, THIS could be YOU! Boy, would I like to know what that guy’s prize was!!! You still…

Pronunciator Challenge Week 3

I’m blown away! Some of you are really working through thePronunciator Staff Challenge. Great job, OPL! ¡Muy bien hecho! It’s the third Friday in April, so the third Pronunciator challenge is up. This week, we’re talking travel! I know a few of you (Liza Ly, Brenda Membreno, Kirsten Baldock) have big travel plans for your new language…

Pronunciator Challenge Week 4

I talked about Pronunciator at this morning’s All Staff Meeting, and was happy to see several staff talk about their own experience using it. By the end of this month, we’re all going to be Pronunciator champs! Also, the secret Google wizards are telling me the staff challenge blog has over 900 views, which is…

Pronunciator Challenge Week 2

A bunch of you have already signed up for the OPL PronunciatorStaff Challenge—go you! You’re learning about OPL’s newest language learning resource, and getting skills in another language. Plus you’re putting yourself and your branch/es in the running forFABULOUS prizes. Everyone who works at OPL can play—check out the FAQ here. New challenge questions post…

Pronunciator Challenge Week 1

It’s here! Challenge #1 is LIVE. And people, it’s almost too easy NOT to do: Challenge the First: sign up and set a goal  I’m so excited!!     On to Week 2!

The Share the Love Collection

A Saturday visit to the Mighty Blaze, a weekly kids’ program at a seminary school in East Oakland, changed the way I view outreach in my library work. I was making my Summer Reading promotion visits in spring of 2013, and arrived at the Mighty Blaze with an exciting box of books to show the kids…

Hoopla Challenge Wrap-Up

OPL, there’s only one group of employees who could make me THIS happy. It’s YOU! Sixteen people completed the entire Hoopla Challenge, and another twenty participated at least once. What’s more, the Challenge blog was viewed more than 750 times! OPL staff are ready to promote our newest digital resource, one that has the potential…

Hoopla Challenge Week 5

It’s the last day of September, and that means it’s the final HOOOPLA CHAALLENGE!! I spelled it wrong to make it more memorable for you! It’s a brain trick!!! This week’s challenge is: Browse Hoopla Categories. Now, all I have to do is sit back and polish up the FABULOUS PRIZES I’ve been collecting for…

Hoopla Challenge Week 4

Holy cats! Do we have some super testers out there!! OPL, I am super happy with you!     So far 24 power testers have tried out Hoopla’s Kids Mode. Xochitl likes that she can just hand the ipad to her son to choose what he wants when Hoopla’s in Kids Mode. Some users noted that the…

Hoopla Challenge Week 3

OPL, you are tearing up this Hoopla Challenge! http://hooplaopl.blogspot.com/ So far 30 staff are signed up, and 23 of you have completed BOTH of the first two challenges! It’s a real party in there! We have staff testing Hoopla on iphones, ipads, android phones and tablets, desktop PCs, Kindle Fires, and even Chromecast TV! It’s…

Hoopla Challenge Week 2

OPL, you blow me away! Only one week in and 26 STAFF are signed on for the OPL Hoopla Challenge!!       A new challenge is posting every Friday in September. Are you ready?    Wow, you look ready!   Challenge #2: Check something out and open it. (And read or watch it, sure,…