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Gamar: Adding Layers to Library Instruction Through Augmented Reality

Gamar: Adding Layers to Library Instruction Through Augmented Reality

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Augmented reality can be an engaging way for students and patrons to interact with the library. From orientations to learn about different library services to scavenger hunts to play a game, there are many uses for augmented reality in the library. At Texas A&M we use GAMAR, which can be accessed from any mobile device. In this presentation we will discuss augmented reality, our experience with using GAMAR in an instructional environment, other potential uses for GAMAR, and some of the pros and cons of an augmented reality activity.

Presenter: Alex Mitchell

Alex Mitchell is a First Year Experience Librarian at Texas A&M University. She teaches information literacy sessions for first year english composition and literature students and our first year experience courses for first time college students. Alex occasionally teaches a section of the English Rhetoric and Composition course and also teaches a section of the first year experience course with a library focus. She has worked for the A&M system since 2015 at both the Galveston and College Station campuses. She holds a BA in History with an education focus from the University of Texas at Austin and a MS in Library Science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

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Gamar: Adding Layers to Library Instruction Through Augmented Reality

FHSLA – Consumer Health Information Specialization and NNLM funding opportunities

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The first half of this one-hour presentation will introduce the Consumer Health Information Specialization (CHIS), a certificate program from MLA that helps library staff develop essential skills for providing health information to community members. The webinar will look at the course options that NNLM offers to people pursuing the CHIS, including classes on a wide range of topics and in a variety of formats. The second half of the presentation will look at grants that NNLM offers to support health outreach programming at libraries and other institutions. This part of the session will cover the basic requirements for NNLM grants, how to find NNLM awards that are open to applications, and some tips on writing a grant application that meets NNLM criteria. The session will conclude with a few recent examples of health outreach projects funded by NNLM.

Presenter: Jarrod Irwin
Jarrod Irwin is the Consumer Health Coordinator for the Network of the National Library of Medicine’s Southeastern/Atlantic region, headquartered in Baltimore, Maryland. His educational work focuses on ways that library staff, medical professionals, and community organizations can partner with the people they serve to promote informed decision-making about health and wellness. Jarrod holds an MA in Library and Information Studies from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where he worked as a reference assistant at Ebling Library for the Health Sciences.

 

In partnership with TBLC,  webinars originally presented to their membership can now be found and accessed through Florida Library Webinars.

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Gamar: Adding Layers to Library Instruction Through Augmented Reality

Added Value Negotiating: Helping Library Leaders Build Balanced Deals

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As a training topic, negotiation skills often create anxiety for the partici-pants. If they have experienced a typical “I Win-You Lose” negotiation sem-inar, then those feelings are usually based on not wanting to have to do battle with a fellow participant just to learn or improve negotiation skills.

The five-step Added Value Negotiating (AVN) method presented in this webinar is about the mutual search for value, not on using tricks or tactics to try and overpower the other side. Many people who have experienced win-lose negotiation seminars find the AVN method to be unique, empower-ing, less antagonistic, less stressful, and it helps them create better deals in less time.

The five AVN steps are easy to remember and use: Clarify mutual interests; Identify options, using value factors; Create at least two “deal packages”; Discuss the deal packages; and Perfect the final deal.

Program Agenda:
The Need for a New Negotiating Approach
Our New Added Value Vocabulary
Psychological Blocks to Negotiating Success
The Usual Win-Lose Negotiating Method
The New Added Value Negotiating Method
The Value of Creating Multiple “Deal Packages”
The Power Of Transparency
12 Possible Value Factors
Doing Your Homework Knowing the Settlement Range
Understanding Personality Styles AVN Steps 1 through 5 Good and Bad Post-Negotiation Feelings
Avoiding Tricks & Tactics
Good Deals Take Time and Preparation
Case Study Examples

Who should attend this webinar:
Library directors, board members, managers, supervisors, or employees who must negotiate, internally or externally, as part of their jobs.

Biography ~ Dr. Steve Albrecht
Dr. Steve Albrecht has trained library audiences for 17 years. The ALA published his Library Security book in 2015 and he is a frequent presenter for them. He holds a doctoral degree in Business Administration, an MA in Security Management, a BS in Psychology, and a BA in English. He is board certified in HR, security, coaching, and threat management. He worked for the San Diego Police Department for 15 years. He has written 19 books on business, security, and criminal justice subjects.

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Gamar: Adding Layers to Library Instruction Through Augmented Reality

The Accidental Teen Librarian

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Kids are staying out once school is over, eager to hang out with their friends and relax before the pull of homework takes over. But where do they go after school, before mom/ dad/caregivers leave work? To the library of course!

Libraries are the after school hangout for many communities. But this can mean problems too. Are you having trouble with your teens behaving in the library? Are some other members of the public (or staff!) treating them unfairly? Why do we need to be nice to teens anyway?

This class will address the topic of teens in the public library and how your library can be a safe, inviting, and happy place for teens (and staff!). We invite librarians from all departments to attend this workshop.

Presenter ~ Sarah Sogigian
Sarah Sogigian is the Executive Director of the Massachusetts Library System, a state-supported collaborative, fosters cooperation, communication, innovation, and sharing among member libraries of all types.
She spent years working in the public library field in a variety of roles. Sarah taught classes, led a Young Adult department, coordinated volunteers, and served as her library’s tech librarian. After leaving the public library, Sarah served as the Youth Services Consultant for the Metrowest and Boston Regional Library Systems before continuing in that role with the MA Library System. After becoming the Consulting and Training Services Director in 2015,  she moved into her current role in 2019. She has been an active participant with YALSA, serving on various committees for over 10 years, and was elected to YALSA’s Board of Directors for a 3-year term in 2012.

In partnership with TBLC,  webinars originally presented to their membership can now be found and accessed through Florida Library Webinars.

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Gamar: Adding Layers to Library Instruction Through Augmented Reality

Library Marketing – PR 101: You Shouldn’t Just Throw Press Releases Out There

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Want to know one of my biggest pet peeves about marketing? When the terms “PR” and “marketing” get confused, mixed up, and our practice and expectations get out of whack. Let’s fix that today! We will talk about the basics of PR (including building good media relations), its place in the marketing cycle, what PR can (and maybe can’t) do for libraries, best practices for the way media works today, basic elements for your PR toolkit, and how setting clear expectations for PR can lead to greater success.

Objectives:

  • Know the difference between PR activities and promotion activities, as part of the marketing cycle.
  • Learn what a ‘hook’ is and be able to identify other elements of an engaging press release
  • Identify elements of the PR and media kit your library should have or what your library needs to add to existing elements.
  • Set clear expectations for PR efforts and identify one SMART goal for a library PR campaign.

Audience + Skill Level:
Library staff, managers, directors and all who are engaged in communication efforts for library marketing and outreach. Beginner knowledge level of marketing.


Presenter ~ Jennifer E. Burke

Jennifer E. Burke is president of IntelliCraft Research LLC (www.intellicraftresearch.com), a strategic marketing consultancy for libraries, in Philadelphia. She holds a B.S. in Communications with a TV/Film minor from Northwestern University, an M.S.L.I.S. from Drexel University, and spent 5 years as an IMLS Fellow in Drexel’s Information Studies Ph.D. program working on digital libraries and education. As a former advertising/marketing executive she’s capable of speaking, and translating, both “marketing-ese” and “library lingo”. She helps libraries become more strategic storytellers and avoid marketing headaches. She’s a member of several professional library associations, is a frequent presenter at major conferences, and is currently President of the Board for the nonprofit Library Marketing Conference Group (responsible for the Library Marketing and Communications Conference). Her email address is jburke@intellicraftresearch.com.

In partnership with TBLC,  webinars originally presented to their membership can now be found and accessed through Florida Library Webinars.

If you have questions about a session, contact TBLC.