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Makerspaces: Creating Programming based on the UN Sustainable Development Goals

Makerspaces: Creating Programming based on the UN Sustainable Development Goals

 

This webinar is all about getting ready for the future and how to take your makerspace from small projects to making a difference in the world. From future proofing our libraries to the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals (UNSDG), Brian will explore how libraries can work on big issues with the community around them.

We will cover how libraries can take their makerspaces to the next level and help solve issues. The UNSDG are the critical areas of focus to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all. It is essential that we achieve each of these goals by 2030 to ensure our continued success as a species.

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Original broadcast March 20, 2019

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.

Marketing Your Library’s Digital Collection

Marketing Your Library’s Digital Collection

 

While 95% of public libraries lend eBooks, 60% of our patrons indicate a lack of awareness of eBook availability as a barrier to use; this according to a recent Library Journal/School Library Journal poll. As libraries continue to add streaming movies, music, digital magazines and other formats to our collections, our need to engage in effective marketing will only continue to grow. This presentation will cover both traditional and digital marketing strategies, and explore best practices. With the right approach, your library can boost awareness and usage of its digital collection!

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Original broadcast March 13, 2019

Biography ~ Nick Tanzi
Nick Tanzi, Assistant Director, Technology Services Mastics-Moriches-Shirley Community Library. Nick Tanzi is the Assistant Director of Technology Services at the Mastics Moriches-Shirley Community Library in Suffolk County, NY. He has spoken in the U.S. and abroad on digital services in libraries, 3D printing, video game design, staff training, social media marketing, and other technology-oriented topics. He is the author of Making the Most of Digital Collections Through Training and Outreach, which received a starred review from Library Journal. Tanzi was named a 2017 Dewey Fellow by the New York Library Association, and currently serves as Vice President of its Making and STEAM Round Table.

The 2019 Horizon Report – Higher Education Edition

The 2019 Horizon Report – Higher Education Edition

Looking for a concise overview of recent developments in the technology used for training-teaching-learning in libraries and other educational organizations? This highly-interactive one-hour session, drawing from research completed for the EDUCAUSE Horizon Report > 2019 Higher Education Edition (scheduled for release in February 2019), is designed to help you explore those developments, trends, and challenges, with an eye toward finding ways to apply that first-rate content to our own training-teaching-learning offerings for staff and other library users.

The live webinar will include brief summaries of key findings included in the report and include plenty of time for participants to compare their own workplace-based observations and develop rudimentary action plans for using those findings to the benefit of those they serve.

Participants, by the time they leave the session, will:
♣ Be able to demonstrate familiarity with at least three tech trends, three tech challenges, and three critically important technologies
♣ Identify at least three ways that colleagues in libraries are using the technologies under discussion
♣ Have at least two resources they can explore to increase their knowledge of tech trends and challenges

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Original broadcast March 7, 2019

Biography ~ Paul Signorelli
Paul, co-author of Workplace Learning & Leadership with Lori Reed, served as director of staff training for the San Francisco Public Library system before becoming an independent writer-trainer-instructional designer-presenter-consultant. He designs and facilitates online and face-to-face learning opportunities throughout the U.S.; is active on New Media Consortium Horizon Report advisory boards/expert panels, in the Association for Talent Development (ATD–formerly the American Society for Training & Development ) and American Library Association Learning Round Table; and explores innovations in onsite and online training-teaching-learning and community partnerships.

The Apple User Experience: Creating Programs to Help Seniors

The Apple User Experience: Creating Programs to Help Seniors

 

 

Learn about the programs that have been employed by our instructor that help to educate, facilitate and foster the learning of Apple devices by seniors. Because learning is a continuing process that does not end with the completion of a class, learn how a series of classes reinforced by an iPad/iPhone Users Group can be an invaluable tool for helping seniors (and anyone for that matter) conquer the complexities of IOS.

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Original broadcast March 6, 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.

Library Support During Community Emergencies: It’s not Just about the Books

Library Support During Community Emergencies: It’s not Just about the Books

 

Flooding, hurricanes, wildfires, tornadoes, power outages, heat waves, lightning strikes, accidents, criminal behavior, civil unrest, and their aftermaths: How can your Florida library support your employees and community members, including the work of early responders, when disaster strikes? How can you participate in communicating and distributing aid as needed? And how can your library’s technology be put to use?

Learn how libraries and other community government, nonprofit, and organizations have prepared for and handled crises.

This session will include the following topics:

 Identifying and inventorying existing resources
 The importance of timely and accurate communication
 Becoming a communication node
 Washing machines, diapers, clean water, and auxiliary power
 What to warehouse
 Bending the rules in times of crisis
 Building partnerships with local public, private, and nonprofit responders
 Setting new strategic goals that acknowledge the unexpected
 Reviewing library policies and procedures
 Staff and volunteer training
 Defining roles within the library
 Catalyzing cooperation in your community
 Offering support to early responders and citizens
 Including emergency support in future remodeling and building plans

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Original broadcast February 27, 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.

Communication First Aid at the Reference Desk: Serving the Library User with Cognitive and/or Physical Challenges

Communication First Aid at the Reference Desk: Serving the Library User with Cognitive and/or Physical Challenges

 

It’s easy to fall into the habit of relying on a single, tried-and-true approach for conducting a reference interview and not being able to deal with library customers who communicate differently and require alternative strategies.

In this informative program Pat Wagner will cover topic areas including: understanding the reasons for communication challenges; syncing with the other person’s “pace” or speed of response; improving signs and handouts; implementing different versions of the “reference interview” for different styles; knowing what to do and when to ask for help when “nothing works”, and respecting people who have communication challenges.


At the conclusion of the webinar, participants will be able to:
Know the limits of what your library reasonably can offer in terms of customer service when communication breaks down.
Learn and execute the “chunking down” strategy: One small step at a time
Listen to customer requests for a more user-friendly reference interview, and incorporate their feedback in your policies.
Understand that patience and empathy will mean more to the challenging library customer than the “right” answerRegister here for the live webinar or to have early access to the recording when it becomes available – all in this place!

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Original broadcast February 26, 2019

Biography ~ Pat Wagner
Pat Wagner and her husband Leif Smith own Pattern Research, Inc., a 44-year-old training, research, and consulting business. She has worked for libraries and higher education as an educator and consultant since 1978, focusing on behavioral and organizational skills that support institutional and personal success. Her specialties include conflict management, customer service, marketing, supervision, project management, and ethics. She has been a frequent visitor to Florida libraries and is known for her practical and good-humored programs.She lives in Denver with her husband and two pushy cats.

Open Education Resources in Libraries

Open Education Resources in Libraries

 

 

According to the Open Education Consortium, “sharing is probably the most basic characteristic of education: education is sharing knowledge, insights and information with others, upon which new knowledge, skills, ideas and understanding can be built.”” Whether they are purchased or freely acquired, librarians should be open to sharing their resources to everyone who wants to use them to enrich their lives through education.

Open Education Resources (OER) include resources or tools that can be used and modified for free and without any legal or technical barriers, and when used properly can help foster a transparent culture of learning and engagement in our communities. In this webinar:

According to the Open Education Consortium, “sharing is probably the most basic characteristic of education: education is sharing knowledge, insights and information with others, upon which new knowledge, skills, ideas and understanding can be built.”” Whether they are purchased or freely acquired, librarians should be open to sharing their resources to everyone who wants to use them to enrich their lives through education.

Open Education Resources (OER) include resources or tools that can be used and modified for free and without any legal or technical barriers, and when used properly can help foster a transparent culture of learning and engagement in our communities.

In this webinar:

· Learn what Open Education Resources (OER) are and how they can be used to engender trust, generate rigorous learning opportunities, and potentially lead
to smarter decision-making strategies.
· Discover a variety of OER and Open Access (OA) repositories to find accessible and authoritative resources, including textbooks, to use in curriculum.
· Acquire OER strategies for developing a variety of educational opportunities using a variety of formats.
· Understand various issues (e.g., GDPR) impacting OER in libraries.

Original broadcast February 20, 21019

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.

Online Reader Resources

Online Reader Resources

 

What’s new in the world of ebooks and online reading? This webinar will help you learn about online resources to help all kinds of readers. We will take a close look at all that OverDrive, Hoopla, Freading, Novelist and GoodReads have to offer so you can help library users get the most out of these services. We will also explore sites and apps where readers can find book reviews, book award winners, reading lists, and other reading tools.

At the conclusion of the webinar, participants will:
– know about 3 new features of library ereading resources
– be familiar with at least 3 social cataloging tools
– be able to help patrons find free books and book reviews online
– be able to recommend up-to-date apps for readers

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Original broadcast February 13, 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.

 

Best of 2019 CES: Emerging Technology for Libraries

Best of 2019 CES: Emerging Technology for Libraries

 

New technologies are often revealed at the annual CES (Consumer Electronic Show) Conference. Diana Silveira will review the newest trends, devices and innovations with a focus on which technologies can benefit libraries today and tomorrow, and what will our users be asking us about in the upcoming year. This fun and interactive workshop will help you and your library plan for upcoming technology.

Original broadcast February 6, 2019

Biography ~ Diana Silveira
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 worked at 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 is available through Amazon and the Rowan & Littlefield Website.

Helping Seniors With Their Tech

Helping Seniors With Their Tech

 

Increasingly, seniors are being brought into the digital age and frustration seems to be a common refrain from the “”Baby Boomers”” when it comes to their devices.  Learning new strategies to assist seniors with this new technology is always a challenge for libraries, but with some fun and entertaining approaches, this process can be relatively painless and actually a great learning experience for librarians as well as the seniors.  Learn about interesting tips & strategies to teach technology to seniors without the frustration that comes from traditional methods.

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Original broadcast January 30, 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.