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20 Tech Trends in 60 Minutes

20 Tech Trends in 60 Minutes

Librarians go way beyond books and use technology every day. But who has the time to keep up with all that’s changing? Fortunately, we do!

In this 20 in 60 minutes program, Carrie Rogers-Whitehead will bring library staff up to speed with quick-based tech trends that will affect librarians now, and possibly 5-10 years in the future.

In this interactive and informative webinar, participants will learn:
What’s happening with internet connectivity
What apps are popular
What’s coming up in devices, and going away
What are educational technology trends
What’s changing in online privacy
What’s the future of AR and VR
What’s happening in gaming
What trends will impact libraries the most

Original broadcast July 12, 2018

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Carrie Rogers-Whitehead ~ Biography
Carrie Rogers-Whitehead is an instructor of online privacy and a practitioner. As CEO of Digital Respons-Ability she helps educate students and other organizations on digital citizenship, which includes being safe and private online. In addition Carrie is a corporate trainer, event planner, writer and library consultant who works hard to stay on top of tech trends for her audience

 

How to Drive Community Engagement for Your Library Using Social Media and Storytelling

How to Drive Community Engagement for Your Library Using Social Media and Storytelling

 

Do you struggle to get heard in a noisy, cluttered online world? Do you want to create deeper connections with community members? Leveraging the power and potential of storytelling and social media is crucial to get attention for your library and advocate for your mission. Storytelling expert Julia Campbell will show you some simple ways that even small libraries and “accidental marketers” can get more people interested and participating.Key takeaways:

● How to use storytelling as a marketing tool to reach more supporters for your library
● Actionable ways to use social media to drive engagement and get more community support
● Real-world examples from small nonprofits and libraries who are getting it right

Original broadcast July 11, 2018


Biography ~ 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.

What is GDPR and Why Does It Matter to Libraries?

What is GDPR and Why Does It Matter to Libraries?

You may be wondering why you are receiving tons of privacy policy updates in your email inboxes or getting privacy alert pop-ups when logging in to various online services. The European Union (EU), in 2016, approved a new data privacy law called the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which applies to all organizations that collect the personal data of EU citizens. The GDPR took effect on May 25, 2018, and it is considered one of the most significant changes to European data privacy in well over 20 years. In this webinar:

– Learn what the GDPR protects and why US citizens need to be in compliance,

– Understand the librarian’s role in enforcing GDPR

– Determine if your library website needs to be GDPR compliant and what changes need to be made

– Become aware of the consequences of not complying with this new privacy law, and

– Discuss the future of globalized personal data and how it impacts libraries

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Original broadcast June 28, 2018

Presenter: Chad Mairn
Chad Mairn is a librarian, teacher, author, and self-described geek who frequently shares his enthusiasm for ‘all-things technology’ as a speaker at library and technology conferences. He is an Information Services Librarian, Assistant Professor, and manages the Innovation Lab at St. Petersburg College. In October 2015, the Innovation Lab received a $7,500 Curiosity Creates grant from the Walt Disney Company in collaboration with ALA’s Association for Library Service to Children to expand their successful Maker Boot Camp series that helps “promote exploration and discovery for children ages 6 to 14.” Imagination and originality, flexibility, decision-making, communication and self-expression, collaboration, and motivation are the critical components of creativity that the Maker Boot Camp has integrated into their curriculum (https://youtu.be/kO3_NRWHZ9E).

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.

Much of Chad’s recent interests have focused around mobile and emerging technologies. Chad has written a couple of book chapters and numerous articles on library technologies. Chad also plays drums in two bands, Fowler’s Bluff and Low Season, and he also organizes Pinellas Comic and Maker Con, which is held each year at the St. Petersburg College Seminole Campus.

Creating a Program to Assist Users Cutting Cable

Creating a Program to Assist Users Cutting Cable

Are you receiving questions about cutting cable? Are you working on a program to help users get on board with this growing trend? Cutting cable is one of the biggest consumer trends of 2017 and often libraries are faced with helping users navigate this seemingly complex and daunting task. During this webinar, we will help you create a toolbox to help users:

- Understand how the cable and satellite industry works.
- Discover various hardware solutions to gain access to high-quality TV stations.
- Learn the pros and cons of streaming media services.
- Construct a checklist to you prepare users to successfully cut their cable"
- Understand how the cable and satellite industry works.
- Discover various hardware solutions to gain access to high-quality TV stations.
- Learn the pros and cons of streaming media services.
- Construct a checklist to you prepare users to successfully cut their cable

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Original broadcast June 27, 2018


Biography ~ Chad Mairn

Chad Mairn is a librarian, teacher, author, and self-described geek who frequently shares his enthusiasm for 'all-things technology' as a speaker at library and technology conferences. He is an Information Services Librarian, Assistant Professor, and manages the Innovation Lab at St. Petersburg College. In October 2015, the Innovation Lab received a $7,500 Curiosity Creates grant from the Walt Disney Company in collaboration with ALA’s Association for Library Service to Children to expand their successful Maker Boot Camp series that helps “promote exploration and discovery for children ages 6 to 14.” Imagination and originality, flexibility, decision-making, communication and self-expression, collaboration, and motivation are the critical components of creativity that the Maker Boot Camp has integrated into their curriculum (https://youtu.be/kO3_NRWHZ9E).

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.

Much of Chad's recent interests have focused around mobile and emerging technologies. Chad has written a couple of book chapters and numerous articles on library technologies. Chad also plays drums in two bands, Fowler's Bluff and Low Season, and he also organizes Pinellas Comic and Maker Con, which is held each year at the St. Petersburg College Seminole Campus.

Creating Flyers in PowerPoint

Creating Flyers in PowerPoint

Have you ever wondered about how you can use powerpoint to make a flyer? No? Well, Powerpoint has many capabilities beyond presentations! It can be used to make a rotating slideshow and signage for a kiosk or other digital media display, to create flyers, and even used to create interactive activities, like games. Powerpoint maybe one of the most overlooked tools in our toolkit of readily available resources. In this session, we’ll explore how Powerpoint can be used to create flyers and digital signage. You’ll be amazed at what you can do in Powerpoint!

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Original broadcast June 20, 2018 

Biography ~ Robin Fay
Robin Fay is the Metadata Analyst with Orbis Cascade Alliance, amulti-state consortium serving academic libraries in the Northwest.Robin has over 10 years experience in library technology, with aninterest in metadata and emerging technologies. in addition to thatexperience, Robin is an avid designer. Find her on social media@georgiawebgurl

How to Reimagine Your Library Space and Transform Student Learning

How to Reimagine Your Library Space and Transform Student Learning

 

 

Many of our libraries still look like they did fifty years ago. But we no longer serve as quiet book repositories. We are leading the way in technology, programs and modern pedagogy and our spaces need to be updated to match. In this webinar, we’ll discuss how to redesign and rethink the physical space of our libraries, including practical and budget-friendly changes that we can implement right away.

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Original broadcast June 13, 2018

Biography ~ Diana Rendina
Diana Rendina, MLIS, is the media specialist at Tampa Prepatory School, an independent 6-12 school. Prior to this, she was the media specialist at Stewart Middle Magnet School for seven years, where she transformed their library and piloted their makerspace program. Diana blogs at RenovatedLearning.com and is also a monthly contributor to AASL Knowledge Quest. Diana participates actively in the International Society for Technology in Education Librarians Network, the American Association of School Librarians and the Florida Association for Media in Education. She is the winner of the 2016 ISTE Outstanding Young Educator Award, the 2015 ISTE Librarians Network Award, the 2015 AASL Frances Henne Award for emerging leaders and the 2015 School Library Journal Build Something Bold Award. She coauthored Challenge-Based Learning in the School Library Makerspace, and is the author of Reimagining Library Spaces: Transform Your Space on Any Budget.

Learning Management Systems – Online Education

Learning Management Systems – Online Education

Schools and universities around the world are teaching today’s future leaders through online classroom environments.  They utilize a tool called a Learning Managment System to track student progress and performance throughout the course. In today’s shifting landscape, many companies are adopting the same approach to train and ensure their team is up to date with processes and procedures.

At the same time, they are developing content to teach their employees skills. Join Brian Pichman of the Evolve Project as he navigates you through what an LMS is and how it can be applied to train library staff (and even patrons).  Learn how you can create a strategy to create a robust learning environment to help your staff to help them learn and grow.

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Original broadcast June 6, 2018 

Biography ~ 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.

Twitch for Teens

Twitch for Teens

Are you receiving questions about cutting cable? Are you working on a program to help users get on board with this growing trend? Cutting cable is one of the biggest consumer trends of 2017 and often libraries are faced with helping users navigate this seemingly complex and daunting task. During this webinar, we will help you create a toolbox to help users:

- Understand how the cable and satellite industry works.
- Discover various hardware solutions to gain access to high-quality TV stations.
- Learn the pros and cons of streaming media services.
- Construct a checklist to you prepare users to successfully cut their cable"
- Understand how the cable and satellite industry works.
- Discover various hardware solutions to gain access to high-quality TV stations.
- Learn the pros and cons of streaming media services.
- Construct a checklist to you prepare users to successfully cut their cable

Slides

Original broadcast June 27, 2018


Biography ~ Chad Mairn

Chad Mairn is a librarian, teacher, author, and self-described geek who frequently shares his enthusiasm for 'all-things technology' as a speaker at library and technology conferences. He is an Information Services Librarian, Assistant Professor, and manages the Innovation Lab at St. Petersburg College. In October 2015, the Innovation Lab received a $7,500 Curiosity Creates grant from the Walt Disney Company in collaboration with ALA’s Association for Library Service to Children to expand their successful Maker Boot Camp series that helps “promote exploration and discovery for children ages 6 to 14.” Imagination and originality, flexibility, decision-making, communication and self-expression, collaboration, and motivation are the critical components of creativity that the Maker Boot Camp has integrated into their curriculum (https://youtu.be/kO3_NRWHZ9E).

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.

Much of Chad's recent interests have focused around mobile and emerging technologies. Chad has written a couple of book chapters and numerous articles on library technologies. Chad also plays drums in two bands, Fowler's Bluff and Low Season, and he also organizes Pinellas Comic and Maker Con, which is held each year at the St. Petersburg College Seminole Campus.

Give It a Shot: Creating Short Videos for Staff and Patron Training

Give It a Shot: Creating Short Videos for Staff and Patron Training

E-resources can not only be tricky for you patrons to figure out, but also for your staff. There are so many different formats, platforms, and apps to navigate. At San Mateo County Libraries, we wanted to meet our e-resources patrons where they are: online. We created a series of short videos with simple tools to help our patrons and staff better learn our e-resources. Learn the best tools for creating simple how-to videos as well as some tips to help production go smoothly. You’ll also hear about how we plan to package these videos into trainings for front-line staff.

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Original broadcast May 23, 2018 

Biography ~ Ginny Mies
Ginny Mies is a librarian at San Mateo County Libraries in Northern California. She oversees e-resources as well as training for staff. Previously, she managed the library program at TechSoup, a global nonprofit that provides technology donations and training for public libraries and nonprofits. Before the library world, she was a tech journalist where she learned to make on-the-fly smartphone videos for breaking news stories.

Holistic Digital Strategies for Libraries

Holistic Digital Strategies for Libraries

It shouldn’t come as a surprise that big data, digital contact, and strong web platforms were some of the key tactics to winning the last three presidential elections. In fact, by using more modern community organizing platforms to understand our users and supporters coupled with a holistic strategy that creates paths for support, libraries can build effective audiences, reach non-users, and solicit for more donations and volunteers.

In this interactive and informative program, we will debut some of the overall digital theory, best big data practices, and most effective digital tactics that are used by major cause related campaigns. We will also discuss many of the ways that even small and underfunded libraries can harness this power for themselves by understanding the underlying theory.

Original broadcast May 15, 2018

Patrick “PC” Sweeney ~Biography
Patrick is co-author of “Winning Elections and Influencing Politicians for Library Funding.” He is the former Administrative Librarian of the Sunnyvale (CA) Public Library and Executive Director of EveryLibrary California, a statewide initiative to support library propositions. He currently works as the Political Director for EveryLibrary, the nation’s first and only national Political Action Committee for Libraries and is a lecturer on politics at the San Jose State University iSchool.  He is a 2015 Library Journal Mover and Shaker recipient for his advocacy work in California and across the country. He can be found online as PC Sweeney.