February 8th, 2018 by Michael Sauers

My BCR office on May 12, 2005

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January 19th, 2017 by Michael Sauers

Online workshop, 28 February 2006.

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March 6th, 2007 by Michael Sauers

I’ve heard that BCR has hired Michelle Drumm as their new Emerging Technology Trainer.

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February 15th, 2007 by Michael Sauers

It’s my last day @ BCR and there’s not much left for me to do. So, I’ve pulled together some numbers (thanks Stephanie) that might be on interest. Basically, the numbers say that in the past 9.5 years I’ve presented 686 live workshops with a attendee total of approximately 7256. That’s an average of 69 workshops and 726 students per year. (Of course, this short year is throwing off the averages.) The number of online workshops and presentations is around 100 but considering that we just started doing those about three years ago, that’s not too bad. (I don’t have attendee numbers available for the online classes.) Add to those numbers a few dozen conference presentations at the local, state, and national level where attendance was not recorded. (I believe my reference presentation at Computers in Libraries 2000 and the Second Life presentation at IL2006 both topped 400 attendees each.) So, I’ve met a lot of people and unfortunately, don’t remember most of your names. (Don’t take it personally, I have a problem when it comes to remembering names until after several meetings.)

I’ll just throw out a few other numbers just for fun. Number of BCR bosses: 3. Number of BCR directors: 2. Number of computer bags/backpacks I’ve been through: 6.

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February 15th, 2007 by Michael Sauers

Yesterday was my last board meeting for the Friends of the Aurora Public Library. I’ll continue to be the group’s Web master since that’s something I can do remotely (and since no one else knows how,) but the bookstore manager duties have been handed over to the capeable hands of Jackie. I know she’ll do a wonderful job and be an asset to the organization.

This afternoon I did my last (online) presentation for BCR on wikis. (I’ve read and heard some interesting things about wikis lately that I’ll be blogging about (probably) next week when I get a little free time.) Thanks to everyone that attended my workshops over the past 9.5 years. You all made all the hard work worth it.

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February 8th, 2007 by Michael Sauers

Today I taught my last two live workshops at the BCR offices. The last one was something like live class #650. (I’ll have better statistics about my time at BCR sometime next week.) Other upcoming lasts are my last Aurora Public Library Board meeting, Friends of the Aurora Public Library Board meeting, and online presentation.

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January 15th, 2007 by Michael Sauers

I’m back from a weekend trip to Lincoln to find a place to live and it was, I must say, an unqualified success. Not only did I find a place to live but I’m getting a house, not an apartment. The price was amazing, it’s enough space, and it’s only 3.1 miles from my new office at the Nebraska Library Commission.

Today I’m home most of the day to deal with canceling services here at the old house (Internet, cable, tv, water/sewer, and trash) and waiting for the buyer’s mortgage broker’s appraiser to make an appearance. (Though it looks like I won’t be home for that but that’s not a problem.) It does turn out that I need to replace the roof and the 30 year-old furnace for the buyer so I’ll just need to grin and bear it when it comes to that expense.

So, assuming nothing goes wrong here’s what’s coming up:

  • January 26: Close on the selling of the old house and have the movers pack my fragile items. (I’m packing the rest. NO ONE packs my books but me.)
  • January 27: Movers pack all my stuff (with a few exceptions) into a semi and drive off.
  • January 29: Close on the house in Lincoln. (I’m hoping I don’t actually have to be there for that.)
  • Feburary 3: Stuff arrives in Lincoln. I will need to be there to receive it.
  • February 15: Last day at BCR
  • February 16: Drive out to Lincoln. (I think buying a seat on a plane for my car might cost a little more than I can afford.)
  • March 1: Start at NLC

Updates as warranted of course…

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January 10th, 2007 by Michael Sauers

BCR has posted the position announcement now titled Emergent Technologies Trainer.

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January 3rd, 2007 by Michael Sauers

Things are coming together and the plan is to close on the sale of my house on the 26th. The weekend of the 12th I’ll be heading out to Lincoln to find an apartment to which all of my stuff can be sent while I finish my work at BCR.

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December 20th, 2006 by Michael Sauers

Yes folks, winter has arrived in Aurora, CO. This is supposed to last through tomorrow. That should make flying out on Friday morning an adventure.
Winter morning @ BCR

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