The session will cover current digital literacy trends that can be used for young adult programs and services. Programs using the Makey Makey, Arduino, and MIT’s Scratch website will cover how teens can create, experiment, and succeed in the library. Examples will highlight the “Teen Tech Lab” series at the Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach. Some of the examples will also include how to create book-related videos, video games, animations, a banana piano and much more.
Instructor Bio ~ Darlene Encomio
Darlene Encomio (firstname.lastname@example.org) is the Teen Librarian for the Mandel Public Library in West Palm Beach. Many librarians are looking for programming ideas with teens especially in the digital literacy field which is constantly changing. The current technology and digital literacy trends used in Darlene’s teen programs are cutting edge, fun, and successful!
Looking for ways to get you and your staff up to speed? If you can figure out Dewey, you can figure out Windows! Gain practical tips, tools, and techniques to help bridge the digital divide at your library and create a culture of learning around technology. Bring your ideas and issues as we discuss common barriers to learning technology and explore three solutions to help staff become more tech savvy. Walk away with a process and a plan to increase learning in your library.
Being digitally confident is about more than just technical skills, but it is also about understanding a broader perspective on hardware, software, and the Internet. This webinar will address core competencies related to learning, collaboration, and awareness of technology.
Instructor Bio ~ Kieran Hixon
Kieran Hixon is passionate about rural libraries, and is known for his high energy. His focus has been on open source software and low cost tech solutions for small rural libraries. He serves on the Board of Directors of the Association for Rural and Small Libraries (ARSL). He lives on forty acres in rural southern Colorado with 6 adults, 1 child, 6 dogs, 9 chickens, 2 turkeys and a myriad of feral cats.
Are you looking for ways that your library can help your community to bridge the digital divide?This informative and interactive presentation will explore how one rural library has improved internet access throughout the community, hosted telehealth...
Do you suffer from information overload? Emails, webinars, listservs, blogs, enews, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Facebook can cause us to short circuit. Learn about your choices for filtering and organizing digital information to increase efficiency and reduce stress (without getting overwhelmed by technical jargon).
Gain awareness of commonly used technologies for learning and communication, and learn how to use technology more effectively as a tool to research, organize, and evaluate information. You’ll also learn strategies that will help in your ongoing professional development and lifelong learning.
Instructor Bio ~ Crystal Schimpf Crystal Schimpf is a librarian and a trainer, with a passion for digital literacy and technology issues. As co-founder of Kixal, she provides collaborative, transformative training for libraries. She has provided training for the Urban Libraries Council’s Edge Initiative, the Public Library Association, the Colorado State Library, and Community Technology Network.
In this session, the presenter will share theories of game-based learning and then discuss practical ways to bring it into academic libraries. Attendees will leave with ideas for how to implement game-based learning in their instruction sessions, during...
Technology changes rapidly and staying up-to-date can be hard. In this presentation, attendees will be introduced to new educational technology tools. For each tool, the presenter will explain the features and share ways it can be used in academic libraries....
Have you ever helped a library patron with a technology issue? Have you offered computer tutoring by appointment? Library services are undeniably intertwined with technology. From helping patrons search the library catalog to providing maker equipment such as...
Raise funds and promote your library by using your valuable time and resources wisely with easy-to-implement fundraising strategies. We’ll explore sponsorships, social media and other online appeals, easy grant opportunities, fundraising events and “non-events.” New ideas for supporting library projects and services and quick planning methods will be learned so you can start effectively and efficiently bringing in the money.
Find out who to ask and why they will give to your library, and how to have advocacy conversations to promote partnerships. This session will leave you excited, motivated, and ready with the knowledge needed to fundraise the easy way. Soon you will be ready to fundraise and “friendraise” while gaining community support and promoting your library.
At the conclusion of webinar, participants will be able to:
Utilize quick and easy fundraising ideas to implement immediately
Identify resources, methods, and models for easy fundraising
Make the “ask” to the right audience
Focus library fundraising efforts with a clear path to success
Gain community support and promote the library through fundraising efforts
Stephanie Gerding – Biography
Stephanie Gerding is an internationally known consultant, librarian, author, and trainer. Stephanie plans and conducts learning events on training, evaluation, grants, technology, digital literacy, planning, and advocacy topics. Stephanie has success in all areas of library fundraising including work as a library grant reviewer, writer, trainer, project manager, evaluator, and fundraising consultant for libraries and schools.
Staff competencies help ensure library staff are personally and professionally successful, equipped with valuable expertise, and empowered to meet the constant changes in today’s world to provide the best service to your community.
This webinar will help you understand the benefits of having staff competences so that you can assess and encourage staff and develop a culture of learning at your library. You will learn to bring clarity, consistency, and transparency to your library’s hiring, professional development, performance evaluations, and retention efforts.
We will examine library competencies models, resources, and methods you can adapt for your own competency-based initiative. We’ll discuss how to set expectations and how to help staff reach their full potential while obtaining staff buy-in to the library’s vision and mission.
At the conclusion of webinar, participants will be able to:
Utilize staff competencies to create a foundation for excellence in hiring, training, and evaluation;
Identify resources, methods, and models for setting expectations and assessing staff skills and knowledge;
Encourage motivation so that staff members increase their knowledge and skills, while remaining flexible and adaptable; and
Develop staff at the individual and institutional level by creating learning communities.
Instructor Bio ~ Stephanie Gerding Stephanie Gerding is an internationally known consultant, librarian, author, and trainer. As an independent library consultant, Stephanie plans and conducts learning events on training, evaluation, grants, technology, digital literacy, planning, and advocacy topics. She has managed statewide training programs at the New Mexico and Arizona State Libraries, worked as a library trainer and advisor for the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, taught graduate-level online courses, and is a certified trainer for PLA.
Her recent projects include evaluation of Infopeople’s Eureka! Leadership program, project management for the IMLS grant funded Continuing Education Connector project led by the Chief Officers of State Libraries (COSLA), conducting training needs assessments for state and national organizations,facilitator/online trainer for PLA’s advocacy project, Turning the Page 2.0, The Accidental Technology Trainer, and Winning Grants for Your Library. Stephanie is an author of three books, including The Accidental Technology Trainer and Winning Grants. She lives in Seattle, WA with her husband and energetic eight-year-old daughter.
When you teach 8-hour, weekend classes, innovation is necessary to ensure that students are actively interacting with the course materials! In fall 2014, Librarians at IRSC piloted a video assignment in LIS 1002 to increase engagement with course material. Instead of the traditional paper quiz distributed after a short lecture, students worked in small groups to create videos with the Adobe Voice (a freely available iPad app) that explained specific topics covered in the morning session. Students used what they learned about peer review, the difference between the free web and library resources, and types of sources to write a script that was approved by the instructors before they created a short video to explain these topics to their peers. For two hours, students became a production team and had to choose appropriate images, make screenshots to illustrate their topics, and work as a group to record and edit their videos.
While the main purpose of the project was to spur active interaction with course content and show an understanding of the learning outcomes, an added bonus of the project was that it also allowed students to expand their digital literacy skills by becoming content creators instead of just consumers. Best practices, problems, scalability, and final outcomes will be showcased in this webinar.
Instructor Bios ~ Kendra Auberry & Mia Tignor
Kendra Auberry (BA, Horticulture, Purdue University; MLS, Library Science, Indiana University) is the STEM Librarian at Indian River State College’s Pruitt Campus where she spends her days helping students locate quality resources and teaches research skills by way of instructional sessions and the LIS1002 Electronic Access to Information class. Realizing that today’s students–bred on technology and fed on multimedia–were not always being reached through traditional academic practices, she, along with her colleague Mia Tignor, used her science background and creativity to reinvigorate the LIS1002 course and make it more relatable to the current generation.
Mia Tignor (BA, Public Relations, University of South Florida; MLIS, University of South Florida) is the Emerging Technologies Librarian at Indian River State College’s Main Campus, where she teaches instructional research sessions and works to connect students to library resources on a variety of platforms. She is always interested in updating assignments and course materials to engage students in information literacy content.