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Drones and Library Programming

Drones and Library Programming

 

 

Join Chris DeCristofaro delves into drones and learn how your library can bring drones to your users. Drones are becoming part of the ‘Library of Things’ and there are so many aspects to consider when making these crafts part of your collection. This program will focus on:
– Types of drones
– FAA regulations
– Library Policy
– Creative Library Programming Ideas

Slides

Original broadcast September 17, 2019

Biography ~ Chris DeCristofaro
Chris DeCristofaro is the Technology Librarian at the Sachem Public Library in Holbrook, New York. Chris the creator and co-host of the podcast “The Library Pros”, a podcast that discusses libraries and technology. The podcast has had over 5,000 downloads in 18 months and has been downloaded in all 50 states and 22 countries around the world. Chris has been a librarian since 2002 working in several libraries across Suffolk County New York. He has been a speaker at various conferences and seminars and is currently the President of the “Computer and Technical Services Division of the Suffolk County Library Association” and hosts a monthly meeting discussing libraries and tech with colleagues from across Long Island.

Intro to Diagnosing and Fixing Technology Problems

Intro to Diagnosing and Fixing Technology Problems

 

 

Library employees without technical training and experience often are put in the position of having to fix workplace technology, from copiers and scanning equipment to computers, software, and applications, and they don’t know where to start. And then add the challenges of the many new kinds of machines being introduced in makerspaces and for new library programming and services.

When I was a journeyman printer, I learned that I was good at fixing equipment because I was willing to ask questions and make mistakes. When I began working with computers, I discovered the same principles applied and are the backbone of repairing and maintaining less than perfect machinery or applications.

This session will include the following topics:
– What can go wrong: the 80/20 rule applies
– What NEVER to do
– Why obsessing about making back-ups is a good idea
– Preparing cheat sheets for common issues
– The importance of offline manuals and print work orders
– Playing with equipment while it’s still healthy
– Replicating mistakes
– Reasonable workarounds
– Mentors and hands-on training
– The problem with relying on experts
– Isolating variables and making better guesses
– Playing the wild card

Handouts

Original broadcast September 11, 2019

Biography ~ Pat Wagner
Pat Wagner has been a trainer and consultant for libraries since 1978 using e-mail, platforms, and now social media to serve clients across the United States (and the solar system) who she has never met face-to-face.. She presents at state and national library conferences as well as working with libraries of all types from Alaska to Florida. She has been a frequent visitor to Florida libraries and was a facilitator for the Sunshine State Library Leadership Institute for several years. Pat focuses on skills needed to support better productivity and workplace relationships, from personnel issues to strategic planning. She is known for her practical and good-humored programs.

The Complete Guide to Facebook Groups: How to Create a Group, Build a Community and Increase Your Organic Reach

The Complete Guide to Facebook Groups: How to Create a Group, Build a Community and Increase Your Organic Reach

 

 

More than 1 billion people around the world use Facebook Groups, and over 100 million people see Groups as the most important part of their experience on Facebook. Given Facebook’s recent pivot towards emphasizing private communities, what can libraries do to adapt to this change? In this webinar, digital fundraising expert Julia Campbell will explain what libraries need to know about the recent announcements affecting Facebook marketing, and how to leverage Groups to create community and reach supporters.

Key Takeaways
An up-to-date overview of the current Facebook landscape and pivot to privacy
Facebook Groups vs. Facebook Pages and how they can work together
How to create and set up a Facebook Group that’s on brand and easy to find
Best practices for building an engaged community using Groups

Original broadcast August 28, 2019 


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.

Library Patron Data and Privacy: Cycles and Strategies

Library Patron Data and Privacy: Cycles and Strategies

Participants will explore the realm of library data privacy through the data lifecycle, from deciding what to collect and storing data to deciding who has access to what data and deleting data in both physical and electronic formats. We will cover common library practices that put patron privacy at risk as well as practices that library staff can mitigate those risks at that stage. Participants will gain a better overall view of how patron data flows through the library and come back to their libraries with practical strategies in protecting the privacy of their patrons’ data.

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Handout

Original broadcast August 21, 2019 

Biography – Becky Yoose
Becky Yoose is the founder and Library Data Privacy Consultant for LDH Consulting Services, a consultancy that guides libraries and their vendors in protecting patron data without sacrificing operational data needs. For over a decade, Becky has wrangled library data in its various forms in academic and public libraries. Becky received her MA-LIS from University of Wisconsin – Madison in 2008, and has been a Certified Information Privacy Professional/United States (CIPP/US) with the International Association of Privacy Professionals since 2018. You can find her online at yobj.netand @yo_bj on Twitter.

Top Online & Mobile App Homework Resources

Top Online & Mobile App Homework Resources

 

As students head back to school and homework questions starting coming in, this webinar will keep you up to date with websites and apps that can help students stay on top of their assignments and find help when they
need it.  We will explore free and paid resources for taking notes, reading, language learning, math practice and problem solving, history and science projects. 

Attending this webinar will enable you to:
• Find and evaluate websites and apps
• Recommend new websites and apps for homework help

 
Original broadcast August 14, 2019 
 

Biography ~ Kira Smith
Kira Smith is a reference librarian at the Clearwater East Community Library. She was a virtual reference provider for Florida’s Ask A Librarian Service for 9 years. She has Master’s Degrees 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.

Simple and Effective Slide Design for the Non-Designer

Simple and Effective Slide Design for the Non-Designer

Slide/webinar designs seem to fall into three categories. Either you rely solely on slick pre-produced templates and commercial stock photos, you hire a graphic designer to create a stunning, customized presentation, or lacking any budget, you throw images and type on your slides to meet your deadline and hope for the best.

A fourth strategy is to create your own templates, using the basic tools available on the Powerpoint application (or the equivalent Apple software Keynote). Once you pick your fonts, color palette, and basic design elements, you can add free, public domain images that haven’t been seen by your audience in every slide presentation in the last six months.

The result: Slides that are both legible and engaging, that balance text and images, that don’t have the corporate cookie cutter feel of commercial productions (unless that’s the style you are aiming for), and that are easy to modify for future presentations: because all of the elements are under your control. The trick is to create a design foundation that can cut your production time and provide a consistently good look or “brand” for your presentations. For slide beginners

Topics include arranging your content, laying the visual groundwork for your webinar, picking cross-platform, friendly fonts; creating a group of colors; developing alternative slide templates, and employing short-cuts.

Outcomes:
– Shorten production time for slides for presentations and webinars.
– Improve slide consistency and legibility.
– Encourage more library staff members to share their expertise and experiences via webinar.
– Create slides that are “branded” with the library’s graphic identity.

Slides

Original broadcast August 7, 2019 

Biography ~ Pat Wagner
Pat Wagner has been a trainer and consultant for libraries since 1978 using e-mail, platforms, and now social media to serve clients across the United States (and the solar system) who she has never met face-to-face.. She presents at state and national library conferences as well as working with libraries of all types from Alaska to Florida. She has been a frequent visitor to Florida libraries and was a facilitator for the Sunshine State Library Leadership Institute for several years. Pat focuses on skills needed to support better productivity and workplace relationships, from personnel issues to strategic planning. She is known for her practical and good-humored programs.

Free Emerging Tech Software

Free Emerging Tech Software

 

 

Are you interested in 3D printing or design? What about game development? Animation? Let’s make it happen! Join us for a sampling of the latest (&free!) emerging technologies websites and tools for creating amazing digital content!

Slides

Original broadcast – July 31, 2019 

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

Free Emerging Tech Software

Introducing Immersive Technologies for Libraries

 

 

Immersive Technologies imitate or extend our physical world via digital simulations to give us the sense of being completely absorbed into something. Spatial computing is a new form of immersive technology that combines computer vision and artificial intelligence to integrate visual content into the real world around us.

In this webinar:
Understand Immersive Technologies and see how they will impact everything ranging from education to entertainment.
· Learn the differences between virtual, augmented, and mixed realities to introduce Spatial Computing.
· Hear about the tools, devices, and platforms creating these new experiences.
· Discuss potential issues these technologies may have when used in learning and teaching.
· See what libraries can do to make use of immersive technologies to create new user experiences.

Original broadcast July 24, 2019 

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.

Get Started with Strategy: Practical Planning for the Future

Get Started with Strategy: Practical Planning for the Future

 

How do we prepare for the future when the road ahead is unclear?
What technological and social changes should our library be anticipating?
What information do we need to begin strategic planning and how do we get it?
How do we get our colleagues or stakeholders on board with a vision or mission that best suits our community’s needs?

This session will introduce you to simple, quick-to-master tools and techniques for building strategic awareness and setting out your service’s plan for the future. Well-made strategies give your service clear direction, help define your relevance to the community, protect your budgets, and reduce the chance of any nasty surprises waiting on the horizon. Learn how to develop and communicate strategic priorities so that you can deliver a future-facing, resilient, relevant library service for your community.

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Original broadcast July 17, 2019 

Biography ~ Matt Finch
Matt Finch is a consultant and strategic planner for libraries and other organizations, helping them to consider the future, find their brightest ideas, and turn them into reality. You can see more about Matt’s work at https://mechanicaldolphin.com/testimonials/

Teaching Library Customers How To Manage Their Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter Information Streams

Teaching Library Customers How To Manage Their Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter Information Streams

Social media can be a useful tool for keeping in touch with family and friends, smart shopping, researching political ideas, planning vacations, and staying on top of emergency information from their local government. But too many library customers abandon social media because of fears of being hacked, of being vulnerable to online crime, or because they justifiably hate the noise of political diatribes, unseemly venting, phony news items, and various scams.

First, we will discuss why a rewarding online experience starts with ensuring the library customer’s devices’ operating systems and applications are made safe and kept up-to-date. (This also applies to your library’s computers, of course.) Then we will discuss three popular sites, Twitter, Facebook®, and LinkedIn®, and how to help your library customer experience the best results from each while avoiding typical pitfalls.

This session will include the following topics:
– Why there are no guarantees when managing online risks
– Computer jargon worth learning
– The basics of ensuring their computers are protected
– Keeping browsers and applications up-to-date
– Password protocols: the good, the bad, and the silly
– Preventing identity theft and malware “infections”
– Customizing links, followers, and content
– Blocking unwanted link, followers, and content
– What to avoid doing online
– Social media benefits
– Site strengths and weaknesses
– Mistakes library trainers make

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Slides

Original broadcast July 10, 2019 

Biography ~ Pat Wagner
Pat Wagner has been a trainer and consultant for libraries since 1978 using e-mail, platforms, and now social media to serve clients across the United States (and the solar system) who she has never met face-to-face.. She presents at state and national library conferences as well as working with libraries of all types from Alaska to Florida. She has been a frequent visitor to Florida libraries and was a facilitator for the Sunshine State Library Leadership Institute for several years. Pat focuses on skills needed to support better productivity and workplace relationships, from personnel issues to strategic planning. She is known for her practical and good-humored programs.