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Technology Ownership: Examining the Total Cost

Technology Ownership: Examining the Total Cost

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.

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Original broadcast May 5, 2021 

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.

Teaching Better Online Privacy

Teaching Better Online Privacy

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Jessamyn West has been helping people with their computers in rural Vermont for 15 years and she’s created a simple privacy toolkit to help people understand the complicated world of online privacy. She’ll share her talk and the resources she uses to support the talk so that more librarians can help their patrons stay safer and more confident online.

Bio: Jessamyn West is a library technologist from Randolph Vermont. She is a nationally known speaker, writer, and educator on the issues facing today’s libraries. Her blog focusing on libraries and politics, Librarian.net, is one of the earliest and longest running librarian websites. She writes a column for Computers in Libraries magazine and is the author of the book Without a Net: Librarians Bridging the Digital Divide. As a librarian without a library, for the past fifteen years she has spent most of her time working with her local community as a hands-on technology educator.

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.

Trendcasting Strategies for Effective Planning

Trendcasting Strategies for Effective Planning

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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Original broadcast April 28, 2021 

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.

Creating Engagement in Online Meetings Using Zoom: Beyond the Basics

Creating Engagement in Online Meetings Using Zoom: Beyond the Basics

 

By now, we’ve all heard of Zoom and probably have utilized some version of a virtual meeting. This presentation will focus on unlocking Zoom’s true power and offering more engaging meetings, presentations, and workshops. We will be blending some of the more advanced zoom features and combining them with best practice webinar experiences. Using these methodologies, you will deliver a more meaningful Zoom call that will leave lasting impressions to all that participated. Wonder how to get YouTube’s audio to play through Zoom without having to blast your speakers? What about those fancy “virtual webcams”? How do you get participants to participate more and multi-task less during meetings?

This and more will be discussed and explored in this webinar.

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Original broadcast April 14, 2021 

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.

When Webinars Attack: Getting from Tedious to Terrific

When Webinars Attack: Getting from Tedious to Terrific

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You have been asked (or maybe you volunteered) to do a webinar. Now what? You’ve almost certainly sat through your share of horrendous webinars, and you don’t want to inflict one on anyone else.

  • How do you prepare?
  • How is a webinar different from giving an in-person presentation?
  • How do you keep people interested so they don’t just go spend the whole time on social media?

The questions can be overwhelming and the challenges numerous. Find out what works and what does not, and how to keep your audience engaged.

Learn how to avoid the common mistakes that newbie presenters make. Discover what it takes to get asked to get asked do it again–you can make your first (or next) webinar ROCK!

Laura Solomon, MLS, is the Library Services Manager for the Ohio Public Library Information Network and a W3C-certified front-end web developer. She has been doing web development and design for more than twenty years, in both public libraries and as an independent consultant. She specializes in developing with Drupal. She is a 2010 Library Journal Mover & Shaker. She’s written three books about social media and content marketing, specifically for libraries, and speaks nationally on both these and technology-related topics. As a former children’s librarian, she enjoys bringing the “fun of technology” to audiences and in giving libraries the tools they need to better serve the virtual customer.

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

If you have questions about a session, contact PLAN.

Creating Online Help for Library Services and Resources

Creating Online Help for Library Services and Resources

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Our digital resources are amazing – they help students research and learn, they help small businesses develop and plan, and they entertain through eReading and streaming media. All for free! We also promote our in-person programs, resources, and materials on our websites. 

However, with all of these resources can come frustration.  Users can be left frustrated and without finding what they needed.  

How can we help our digital users? How can we help people we may never see in the library? During this interactive webinar, we will explore how through free resources and ingenuity, libraries can create a website that helps guide users to the resources they seek through:

  • Good design
  • FAQ and online help through videos and tutorials
  • Implement online help with chatbots, chat, and email assistance

Diana Silveira is a librarian and President of Novare Library Services, where she works with libraries to develop, implement, and utilize technology effectively. Previously, she was employed by the Tampa Bay (FL) Library Consortium and the Charlotte Mecklenburg (NC) Library. She has an MLIS from UNC-Greensboro and a BS in psychology from Catawba College. Her book, Library Technology Planning for Today and Tomorrow, published by Rowman and Littlefield in 2018, is now available.

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

If you have questions about a session, contact PLAN.

How to Create a Strategic Online Communications Plan for Your Library

How to Create a Strategic Online Communications Plan for Your Library

 

Whether your library is large or small, has a huge online presence or is just starting out, we will show you how to create a Strategic Online Communications Plan that will help you focus and prioritize your communications efforts and stop spinning your wheels.

In this webinar, we will walk you step-by-step through the goal selection process, how to determine your target audience, how to craft a compelling message, how to select and prioritize the online platforms that will work best for your specific nonprofit, and how to measure your results and report on progress and successes. Join Julia Campbell, a digital marketing strategist who has helped dozens of nonprofits and libraries create workable, user-friendly Strategic Online Communications Plans.

You will leave refreshed, focused, less stressed, and ready to get started!

During This Webinar You Will Learn:
– How to create SMART goals for your nonprofit online communications efforts
– How to identify your target audience
– How to choose the right online communications platforms for your nonprofit
– How to incorporate effective nonprofit storytelling in your Strategic Online Communications Plan
– How to fill up your Editorial Calendar with great content topics so that the online well will never runs dry
– How to determine which online metrics you should measure, where to find them, and how to put them into a Measurement Spreadsheet for easy analysis and reporting

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Original broadcast April 7, 2021

Presenter ~ Julie 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.

 

 

Using TikTok to Engage Communities & Tell Our Story

Using TikTok to Engage Communities & Tell Our Story

 

 

Learn how any library can leverage the incredibly diverse power of TikTok. We’ll talk about why it’s safe, answer your TikTok questions, and explore the ways librarians can successfully utilize this technology to enhance advocacy, community building, outreach, reader’s advisory, branding, networking, and much more!

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Original broadcast March 31, 2021 

 
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.
 

 

Creating Content for Video

Creating Content for Video

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Video is one of the most effective ways to reach our students and users.  On average, people spend 100 minutes a day watching videos (smartinsights), so how can we be part of this daily viewing habit?   

What are the different options for creating live and recorded videos for our social media and our websites?  

We will explore free tools to utilize content ideas that work, content creation tools, and best practices for using video to promote the library.  

Diana Silveira is a librarian and President of Novare Library Services, where she works with libraries to develop, implement, and utilize technology effectively. Previously, she was employed by the Tampa Bay (FL) Library Consortium and the Charlotte Mecklenburg (NC) Library. She has an MLIS from UNC-Greensboro and a BS in psychology from Catawba College. Her book, Library Technology Planning for Today and Tomorrow, published by Rowman and Littlefield in 2018, is now available.

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

If you have questions about a session, contact PLAN.

Library Digital Branch Management

Library Digital Branch Management

 

More than ever, patrons are engaging with their library online. With that in mind, how can we build our digital branches to best serve users in the present and in the future?
During this session, Nick will explore:

– Great ideas to implement for digital users
– How the idea of a digital branch more than just a website
– How to evaluate your digital branch

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Original broadcast March 24, 2021 
 
Presenter ~ Nick Tanzi
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.