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Using Digital Literacy Trends with Young Adults

Using Digital Literacy Trends with Young Adults

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.

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Original broadcast October 15, 2015

Instructor Bio ~ Darlene Encomio
Darlene Encomio (encomiod@mycitylibrary.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!

Digital Literacy for Everyone

Digital Literacy for Everyone

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.

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Original broadcast May 14, 2015 

 

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.

Helping Customers (and Staff) Who Have Little Technology Literacy

Helping Customers (and Staff) Who Have Little Technology Literacy


A customer walks in and says “I need to fill out a job application on the computer. But I have never used a computer.” or ” My (fill in the blank relative) got me a tablet/e-reader as a present. I have no idea what to do with it. Help!”

This interactive and fun webinar, led by trainer extraordinaire Maurice Coleman, will show you some “how to’s” for basic technology literacy also some great resources for basic technology training for you and your staff to use and share with your customers.

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Original broadcast October 6, 2015

Instructor Bio ~ Maurice Coleman
Maurice Coleman has been the technical trainer at Harford County (MD) Public Library in NE Maryland for 10 years and has headed a training and digital consulting practice since the 1990’s.

He has over 20 years of experience teaching all ages how to sensibly use technology, computer hardware and software. He has also extensive experience managing and incorporating cutting edge initiatives and projects. He has delivered training on effective technology planning and deployment, social media skills, nonprofit organizational development and fundraising, community organizing, and presentation skills.

Hackathons: An Innovative Approach to Digital Instruction

Hackathons: An Innovative Approach to Digital Instruction

Learn about the power of harnessing groupthink as libraries across the country challenge their patrons and students to come together to accomplish a project. As libraries continue to support the growth of 21st century skills, innovative approaches to digital instruction such as competitive, hands-on activities flourish in the form of hackathon events.

The presentation will discuss the various types of hackathon programs, supply resources for continued exploration into the world of hackathons and offer tips and tricks for creating a hackathon in your library including:

  • Determining community needs
  • Creating a hackathon project(s)
  • Providing a rich, meaningful experience for library users

Original broadcast May 5, 2015

Instructor Bio ~ Samantha Helmick
Samantha Helmick is the UX and Outreach Library for the Burlington Public Library in Iowa. She is a 2012 graduate from the University of Illinois and frequently speaks on digital literacy and new adult services. Her book Mobile Social Marketing for Libraries will be made available through Rowman and Littlefield in the spring of 2015.

Too Much Information! Managing Digital Overload

Too Much Information! Managing Digital Overload

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.

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Original broadcast March 12, 2015 

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.

Educational Technology Tools in the Academic Library

Educational Technology Tools in the Academic Library

  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....
Partnering with the Federal Trade Commission

Partnering with the Federal Trade Commission

Libraries provide an increasing amount of advice and services to a broader array of people. And crooks use clever schemes to defraud millions of people every year.

Does your library serve new arrivals to the United States or people with challenges reading English? What about teens or older people? Military families? Everyone is a consumer — and scammers target people from diverse communities in unique ways. FTC has free tools, tailored for various audiences; they can help you help all your patrons.

In this webinar program you’ll learn about these partnership materials:

  • Eye-catching fotonovelas about fake debt collectors, government imposters scams and other deception targeting Spanish-speakers
  • Lesson plans to help young patrons and new arrivals learn the basics of money management
  • Digital literacy tips for young patrons
  • Wallet cards about scams affecting immigrants and where to get real help with the immigration process, available in Spanish, Haitian Creole, Russian, Chinese, Korean, and Arabic
  • Fact sheets about avoiding scams, aimed at new arrivals, available in Somali, Amharic, Arabic, Dari and French
  • IdentityTheft.gov, a site for victims to get a personalized recovery plan
  • Pass It On, anti-fraud materials for older consumers to so they can share with their friends, family and community
  • New tips for service members

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Original broadcast September 15, 2016

Carol Kando-Pineda ~ Biography
Carol Kando-Pineda is Counsel in the FTC’s Division of Consumer and Business Education where she leads teams to create free print materials, websites, and videos to help people avoid scams, manage their money and make wise buys. Carol began her FTC career as a staff attorney bringing false advertising cases; she then became the agency’s Legislative Counsel, serving for several years as a liaison between the FTC and Congress.