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Workshop Reviews

Comments from participants in recent workshops & presentations

General

Polly’s workshops change behaviors and attitudes about technology. I hired her again and again because her clear well-thought-out delivery and positively fun attitude gave participants the confidence they needed to take risks, try new things, and apply them in their work and/or personal lives. – Elaine Baker, Southern Adirondack Library System.

Polly is an enthusiastic and knowledgeable trainer with a keen sense of how to bring client groups from where they are to the next level.  Her library experience coupled with information technology knowledge allows her to bridge the technology gap that exists in many smaller libraries to offer solutions that are adaptable to any budget.

WordPress for Library Websites : Workshops, Webinars & eCourses

  • Her presentation ROCKED!!!!! Great overview to help me understand the WordPress world and helpful examples and lots of links for further info. I feel empowered! :-)
  • I attended your WordPress workshop last year and am happy to say that our new site launched today. Your inspiration and handouts were large components of getting this project launched. Thanks so much for doing what you do!
  • Polly did a great job presenting the material and made all students feel comfortable, no matter what their tech-skills are.
  • Detailed, specific, practical instruction with real-life application.
  • Great workshop. Presenter obviously knows her stuff!
  • Got me inspired and gave me confidence to ‘just do it’! Thank you.
  • This was an excellent workshop. Presentation was clear and there was plenty of time to use what you have learned.
  • Thanks – I’m excited about taking this back to school!
  • Polly is awesome. Great background knowledge, very personable, wonderful learning opportunity overall.

Web 2.0 School Library “Tech Camp” Retreats & Workshops

  • BEST workshop and workshop presenter that I have experienced and that is 100% genuine.
  • Tons of stuff!  Some brand new some refreshed and more practical than ever before! Best 2 days of conference ever!  Thanks so much!
  • This was an amazing course and I learned a huge amount about web 2.0. It was down to earth, practical and supportive.
  • This was a great retreat! Polly was able to introduce us to web 2.0 in a non-threatening way. I liked the pace and appreciate the opportunity to create our own accounts and experiment. So much information to digest!!!
  • Wonderful conference, the best I have ever attended. Everything was useful and with the hands-on approach I know I will continue to use this when I return to school. I know I will be connected every free minute I have.
  • Thanks for a terrific workshop!! I really enjoyed it. I love collaborating with other librarians in our area. It was fun meeting new librarians too.

Online Outreach  for Libraries

  • Gave us perspective in terms of best practices for organizing a plan of outreach to the community. So helpful, with a wealth of information regarding social networking.
  • Great workshop, finally understand usefulness of 2.0.
  • Fabulous workshop and leader as always. Thank you.
  • As always, Polly’s workshop was excellent and extremely worthwhile. She answers all questions thoroughly and expertly. She allows ample time for practice and individual attention. Thank you Polly! Great job.
  • I learned a lot today and am excited to use it when I get back to work.
  • The online outline of the course which includes so many valuable links. Polly is so knowledgeable. How lucky we are to have her teaching CT librarians. This is my second class with her & I would definitely take more.

Chief Officers of State Library Associations – Northeast Conference

I enjoyed your workshop. Over the past two or three years I’ve been to a LOT of 2.0 sessions at conferences etc, and was expecting to feel a little jaded. Your presentation was so up to date and engaging that I felt like I was hearing about these things for the first time. And I’ve already incorporated a couple of your tricks into my information net. – Richard James, Delaware Division of Libraries

Google Tools Update – K-12  Focus Sessions

  • Learned lots of new ideas and techniques.
  • Learned about innovative new tools that I can’t wait to implement.
  • Exactly what I knew I’d get with a ‘Polly’ presentation, straightforward, hands-on, pertinent, simplified instruction to get started with tools right away.
  • Valued that Polly listened to everyone’s ideas, gave us time to practice and was so well prepared.
  • Learned more than I expected! This will be great to integrate into instruction, students will love it.
  • I came expecting a lot, and received a lot more!

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