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Learn by doing: You do this when you learn to knit, for example, and when you are finished you have mittens! For us, learning by doing can come through following a lesson to complete an assigned activity or create your own project. Follow these links and you might find some things you can do to learn something new.

  1. 23 Things Kansas – Of course we’re biased, but 23 Things Kansas is a self-paced, blog-based way to learn more about social media and to do some practicing on your own. Open 24/7, 23 Thing Kansas is ready when you are. (Credit goes to the original 23 Things program, Learning 2.0)
  2. InfoPeople Online Workshops – If you learn better with a group, you might want to try out one of InfoPeople’s online workshops. In these workshops you do activities and share your work with your learning cohorts.
  3. WebJunction Kansas Online Courses – At WebJunction Kansas you’ll find courses on topics from library management to Microsoft Office 2007. Work through these courses at your own pace and follow the activities to learn while you’re doing. Note: Many other states offer their own customized portals for WebJunction.
  4. Knitting Tutorial – by Stitch Diva Studios – OK, maybe you don’t knit but these tutorials are a nice example of how you can use a tutorial to learn while you are doing. If you are trying to do something and need help, look for an Internet tutorial to help you. YouTube,, eHow Videos, and Wikihow are great places to start for DIY videos and articles.
  5. Library Marketing resources – from WebJunction Kansas. The State Library of Kansas Library Development staff has gathered a multitude of resources for developing your marketing and merchandising services in your library.

Photo Credit: “Knitting Hands” by Flickr user tsuacctnt under a CC license.

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