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Remote Tools for Librarians

Your webinar will be held on May 26, 2021,  12:00 pm – 2:00 pm  ET.

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This webinar will cover two critical topics – supporting our remote users and creating a toolkit for remote working. We will spend the first half of the webinar focusing on tools that are used by IT professionals to provide better remote support to end-users. The second half will explore the new remote workforce’s ideal toolset – to encourage collaboration and engagement. There are many tools out there, so this webinar will focus on the best in class and how to evaluate future tools to add to the arsenal of apps.

Presenter: Brian Pichman
Brian Pichman is a technology enthusiast, sharing his thoughts and ideas to libraries so they can become more interactive, innovative, collaborative, and engaging He is a web developer with experience designing websites. Brian started a collaborative platform called the Evolve Project which aims to change the way people see libraries by introducing new technology and concepts for libraries. Libraries need to re-position themselves as community anchors in order to succeed in today’s culture.

Technology Ownership: Examining the Total Cost

Your webinar will be held on May 5, 2021,  12:00 pm -1:00 pm  ET.

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The cost of technology extends beyond the initial outlay of funds to purchase the tool. Library leaders need to consider the total cost of technology ownership when deciding where to allocate resources.

In this webinar, the presenter will share a total cost of ownership model and provide helpful tips for how librarians can decide what technology is worth the cost.

Learning outcomes:
Attendees will be able to consider all cost factors in technology ownership.
Attendees will be able to make better informed decisions about how to spend funds on technology.

Presenter: Lauren Hays, PhD
Lauren Hays, PhD, is an Assistant Professor of Instructional Technology at the University of Central Missouri. Previously, she was the Instructional and Research Librarian at MidAmerica Nazarene University in Olathe, KS where she enjoyed teaching and being a member of her institution’s Faculty Development Committee. Her professional interests include the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, information literacy, digital literacy, educational technology, and academic development. On a personal note, she loves dogs, traveling, and home.

10+ Tools to Create Tutorials for Your Website

 

Your webinar will be held on August 4, 2021,  12:00 pm – 1:00 pm  ET.

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Do you need to make some tutorials that you can share on your website, social media, or elsewhere?

Are you wondering what is out there to create tutorials?

In this session, we’ll explore tools & tips for creating tutorials that can be shared on social media, your website, and much more!

 

Presenter ~ Robin Fay
Robin Fay is a Metadata and Technology Professional who has worked on metadata & digital initiatives for the University of Georgia, the American University of Classical Studies (Athens, Greece), the Library of Congress and ORBIS Cascade, a multistate consortia of historical societies, museums, archives, and libraries. In addition to that experience, Robin is an avid designer. Find her on social media @georgiawebgurl.

How to Build Your Email List Using Your Website and Social Media

 
 

Your webinar will be held on July 7, 2021,  12:00 pm – 2:00 pm  ET.

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With all the changes to social media platforms over the past year, it’s more important than ever for nonprofits to focus on building their email lists. According to the M+R Digital Benchmarks Study, nonprofits grew their email lists by 11% last year, and email revenue increased by 24% – that’s 28% of all online giving!

Join Julia Campbell, digital marketing strategist who has helped nonprofits build their online communities and raise thousands of dollars online, and learn how to attract new supporters to your email list using your website and social media platforms.

Whether your library is large or small, has a huge online presence or is just starting out, there are strategic ways to use your website and social media channels to attract new email subscribers and bring them onto your list.

During This Webinar You Will Learn:

– Why email is actually more important than social media for fundraising
– Specific ways to make your nonprofit website an email capturing machine
– How to use Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Instagram to grow your email list
– How to use text campaigns to acquire emails
– How to use live streaming video to build your list
– A brief overview of free and low-cost email tools for nonprofits

 

Presenter ~ Julia Campbell
Julia Campbell has a long history of helping nonprofits find success using digital storytelling strategies. After 10 years in the nonprofit sector as a small shop development and marketing director, she founded J Campbell Social Marketing, a boutique digital marketing agency based north of Boston. Julia received her Bachelor’s in Journalism & Communications from Boston University and earned a Master in Public Administration from Old Dominion University as well as a Certificate in Nonprofit Management from Tidewater Community College. A Boston native, a Returned Peace Corps Volunteer, a mother of two, and a lover of activism and social causes, Julia helps nonprofits build movements and connect with supporters by effectively harnessing the power and potential of online marketing and social media tools. Julia’s clients include small community-based nonprofits and large universities. She also offers small group coaching sessions, workshops & seminars and online trainings. The author of Storytelling in the Digital Age: A Guide for Nonprofits, Julia’s blog about online fundraising and nonprofit technology is #3 on the Top 40 Nonprofit Marketing Blogs and Websites for Nonprofit Marketers and Fundraisers and is consistently featured in the list of Top 150 Nonprofit Blogs in the world. Julia has been featured on Maximize Social Business, About.com, MarketWatch, Alltop, Salon, Social Media Today, Forbes and Business 2 Community.

Writing for the Web

 

Your webinar will be held on June 23, 2021,  12:00 pm – 2:00 pm  ET.

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Do users struggle to understand content on your library website? People visit our websites to get answers to their questions, but are often overwhelmed with what they find.

Fortunately, writing effectively for the web is a craft you can hone. In this presentation, learn tips for writing content that is concise, organized, and created with users in mind.

 
 
Presenter ~ Rebecca Blakiston
Rebecca Blakiston is User Experience Strategist at the University of Arizona Libraries. She manages a small yet mighty team that empowers staff with the tools to make data-informed, empathy-driven decisions. Her team facilitates workshops, provides consultation, and partners with staff on projects of all types. In 2016, Rebecca was named a Library Journal Mover and Shaker. She wrote two practical guides for librarians: Usability Testing (2014) and Writing Effectively in Print and on the Web (2017). Since 2018, she’s been editor-in-chief of Weave: Journal of Library User Experience.

Deceptive Images: Turning Media Literacy’s Attention Towards Image-Based Misinformation

Your webinar will be held on June 16, 2021,  12:00 pm – 1:00 pm  ET.

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Memes and Photoshop and “Deep Fakes,” Oh My! Whether it’s photos, videos, graphs, or memes, image-based content is extremely successful at spreading and amplifying misinformation on the internet. Images & videos are easily digested and rapidly shared.

It’s also shockingly easy for people to create and spread image-based content full of misinformation and dangerous propaganda.

Let’s examine examples of image and video-based misinformation and explore some of the media literacy strategies to teach our information users. You’ll leave this session with tools, tips & tricks you can immediately implement to help others gain the skills needed to responsibly & confidently navigate the digital (mis)information highway!

 

Presenter ~ Kelsy Bogan
Hello from Southeast Pennsylvania! This is my fifth year as a Library Media Specialist, and (barring this weird pandemic version of the job) it’s the best job I can imagine! I most enjoy teaching media literacy, utilizing social media for advocacy and community building, and implementing antiracism and equity work into our collection & program development efforts. I’m the kind of librarian who loves weeding, hates “shushing,” and who believes that graphic novels and audiobooks count as “real reading.” I love technology (except when its being a jerk) and think social media is the single greatest tool in our “librarian advocacy toolbox.” I enjoy the absolute privilege of teaching, learning from, and working closely with teenagers every day. There is no other group of humans I’d rather spend my time with. They are the most curious, clever, silly, outrageous, compassionate, challenging, adaptive, talented, fearless, creative, and interesting people on the planet. I see the world differently when I see it through their eyes, and what I see gives me hope for our future.

Image Editing Basics: Making Your Images the Best They Can Be

Your webinar will be held on June 9, 2021,  12:00 pm – 1:00 pm  ET.

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Have you ever needed to make an image smaller, crop it differently, or maybe even make it better?

In this session, we’ll go through image editing basics using a free online tool that you can use anytime, anywhere!

Presenter ~ Robin Fay
Robin Fay is a Metadata and Technology Professional who has worked on metadata & digital initiatives for the University of Georgia, the American University of Classical Studies (Athens, Greece), the Library of Congress and ORBIS Cascade, a multistate consortia of historical societies, museums, archives, and libraries. In addition to that experience, Robin is an avid designer. Find her on social media @georgiawebgurl.

Privacy 2021

Your webinar will be held on May 19, 2021,  12:00 pm – 1:00 pm  ET.

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In this fun and interactive privacy webinar (yes privacy can be fun) you will learn about:

– Privacy issues in 2021
– Library privacy best practices to protect the library and user data
– How to teach patrons about privacy issues
– and how to protect your privacy online

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Presenter ~ Kira Smith
Kira Smith currently works at TBLC as a virtual reference provider for Ask A Librarian and helps coordinate the statewide delivery service. She has a Master’s Degree in Library Science and Education. Kira is a former elementary school teacher and childbirth educator. She has lived in New York, Louisiana, Texas, and Florida. She enjoys teaching, technology, and travel.

Marketing in Our Current World: A Tech Perspective

Your webinar will be held on May 12, 2020,  12:00 pm – 1:00 pm  ET.

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We live in a time of rapid technological change!

This presentation will examine:
– The current tech landscape
– How and why marketing is more important than ever
– Practical solutions for maximizing your library’s marketing efforts.

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Presemter ~ Nick Tanzi 
Nick Tanzi has been incorporating emerging technologies into the library as a children’s librarian, the founding member of a digital services department, and most recently, as the Assistant Director of the South Huntington Public Library. During this time, he has spoken in the U.S. and abroad on topics ranging from social media marketing to 3D printing. He is the author of Making the Most of Digital Collections through Training and Outreach (2016), and Best Technologies for Public Libraries (2020). He writes “The Wired Library” column for Public Libraries Magazine. Tanzi was named a 2017 Dewey Fellow by the New York Library Association, and currently serves as President of its Making and STEAM Round Table.

Trendcasting Strategies for Effective Planning

Your webinar will be held on April 28, 2021,  12:00 pm – 2:00 pm  ET.

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Technologies advance at blazing speeds and it can be difficult to select the most beneficial one[s] for your library. Going further, there is an overabundance of so-called expert opinions and resources attempting to forecast the future. All this can intensify our anxiety for keeping up with all the advancements while we are mesmerized by shiny new gadgets and other emerging technologies.

In this webinar:

– Highlight groundbreaking technologies that will be on the horizon in 2021 and beyond
– Discover resources like Gartner’s Hype Cycle and the Horizon Report to help with planning
– Discuss strategies to learn how technological advancements can fit into a variety of libraries

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Presenter ~ Chad Mairn
Chad Mairn is an Information Services Librarian, Assistant Professor, and manages the Innovation Lab at St. Petersburg College. While an undergraduate studying Humanities at the University of South Florida (USF), Chad was awarded a Library of Congress Fellowship archiving Leonard Bernstein’s personal papers. During his Library and Information Science (LIS) graduate work, also at USF, Chad became a technology liaison between the Bill Gates Learning Foundation and Florida public libraries. Chad also plays drums in two bands: Low Season and It Will Flood.