Wow! There were so many great archives of online meetings out there to choose from. I love online meetings mostly because usually I get to listen to people I would never get to listen speak in person. One session I attended a few months had one of the creators from Common Craft speaking. I know I would never get to hear him speak otherwise. I also like how most sessions are usually only one hour long. It’s amazing what can be fit into a one hour time frame.
On the months we don’t have board meetings we have what we call “Informational Meetings” in our system’s OPAL room. This works pretty well. It’s a great chance for us all to touch base with each other and catch up. We also have a few board meetings a year in OPAL. At first this was a bit tricky and still is at times, but it works great! It saves us a lot of mileage money and also saves a lot of time. We have some library members who are about 3 hours away. Traveling to and from a meeting can take up at least 6 hours of their day. Yuck!
One of my coworkers, Sara McFarland, mentioned the webinar she listened to for her Week 3 activity. The webinar was through Infopeople and was entitled, “New Copyright Tools and Best Practices: Copyright Law Update 2010“. I thought this one would be a good one for me attend, too. We have dicussed copyright several times. The webinar was very helpful. I was especially thankful that it was a recent webinar with recent information.