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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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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.

Managing IT with Small or No IT Department:  IT Management Techniques for Libraries

Managing IT with Small or No IT Department: IT Management Techniques for Libraries

 

When speaking of IT Management; there are considerations of software, hardware, and people who support and maintain these devices. This webinar is for those who do not have an IT department or looking to revamp their IT initiatives.

During this session, Brian will delve into topics such as the do’s and don’ts of ticketing systems, asset tagging and disposal, cost-saving techniques, and how to build a robust IT plan and team, and pros and cons of outsourcing your IT support or environment.

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Original broadcast June 26, 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.

How to Use Live Streaming Social Video to Raise More Money During Fundraising Campaigns

How to Use Live Streaming Social Video to Raise More Money During Fundraising Campaigns

 

A recent social media marketing study found that 82% of viewers prefer live video to social media posts, and 80% prefer live video to reading a blog. If you want to get your audience’s attention online, live streaming social video is a great way to stay ahead of the competition.

Live video can be used throughout every stage of a fundraising campaign – to tease the campaign and increase anticipation, to launch the campaign with a bang, to thank donors throughout, and to keep the momentum after the campaign has officially ended.

In this webinar, digital fundraising expert Julia Campbell will guide through a process to prepare, create, and launch live streaming social videos that will help you raise more money during your online fundraising campaigns.

Key takeaways:
– What is live streaming social video and why is it so powerful?
– Specific ways to use Facebook Live, Instagram Live, and Periscope throughout a fundraising campaign to fundraise during a campaign – preparation, launch, and conclusion
– How to use live streaming social video to strengthen relationships with donors and supporters
– Several free and low-cost digital tools to create and edit your live stream broadcasts
– Real-world examples from small nonprofits and libraries who are getting it right.
– Bonus materials: The Essential Facebook Live Checklist for Nonprofits

 

Original broadcast June 19, 2019

 

Biography ~ Julia Campbel
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.

Networking In Libraries

Networking In Libraries

 

 

Networking In Libraries will introduce best practices libraries should utilize to improve and secure their networks at your library. The webinar will walk through best practices for setting up and maintaining software, the overall systems to hardware decisions.

This webinar’s goal is to help establish a reliable and safe network for both staff and patrons. This session will include practical tips for those to network administration and experienced administrators. Attendees are encouraged to bring questions about their network, as the requirements one library may have will be different from another.

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Original broadcast June 12, 2019

Biography – Alex Boris
Technology and Systems Management major at Stony Brook University. Eight years’ experience working for the Sachem Public Library in Holbrook, New York. 10+ years’ experience working with computer systems, hardware and software. 4+ years’ experience in server and systems management and networking. Pursuing a masters in Library Science with a specialization in technology. Very experienced with multiple operating systems, including Windows Mac, and GNU/Linux. 5+ years’ experience with app development, including projects done for Stony Brook University, Sachem Public Library, and the Boy Scouts of America. Hobbies include reading, programming and archery.

Google Forms: Click! Go! Google Forms for Surveys, Quizzes, & More

Google Forms: Click! Go! Google Forms for Surveys, Quizzes, & More

 

Google Forms maybe one of the most overlooked features in the Google Suite. Join us to learn how to use Google Forms to maximize data collection, collect information, create quizzes, signup sheets, surveys, and much more!

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Original  broadcast June 5, 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.

Fortnite In The Library

Fortnite In The Library

 

 

Looking for way to bring popular programming to your tween patrons? Fortnite IRL (in real life) is a great way to bring youth into the library. The program, like the video game, is built around hidden objects that are designed to aid your players in being the last one standing. Emporia Public Library will share tips and details on how to this popular video game off the screen and into your library!

Tiffany’s Google Drive Filled with Resources

Original broadcast May 29, 2019

Biography ~ Tiffany Fay
Tiffany Fay is in her fourth year as the Young Adult Services Librarian at Emporia Public Library. When she’s not developing programs or creating circulation statistic spreadsheets she can be found loving her mom life and gardening.

Free Resources for Libraries: Get the Most out of Your Cricut

Free Resources for Libraries: Get the Most out of Your Cricut

 

 

Utilized for promotional materials, signage, and user projects, Cricuts and other similar machines are quickly becoming the go-to-tool for libraries. During this fun, interactive program, we will explore free online resources to find design ideas, templates, fonts, file converters and more. Attendees will leave this session with a toolkit to help them get the most out die-cutting machine.

Attendees are encouraged to bring examples of their latest and greatest projects to share.

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Original broadcast May 22, 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.

3D Scanning Basics for Printing and Immersive Technologies

3D Scanning Basics for Printing and Immersive Technologies

 

3D scanning may be riding on the coattails of 3D design and printing technologies, but it has had a long history of useful applications. For thousands of years, people have developed tools and skills to help replicate objects in the real world. Today, there are still many reasons to do 3D scanning. For example, the Innovation Lab, a community-driven solution space located in the Seminole Community Library at St. Petersburg College, has been working on some 3D scanning projects like digitizing real dinosaur bones to bring to schools and shared as holograms, helping a local glass museum import objects into virtual and augmented reality spaces, and more. In this webinar,

– Understand how 3D scanning works in a variety of industries,
– Learn about a variety of 3D scanners (software and hardware) currently on the market,
– Discover how 3D scanning can be used in libraries, museums, schools, and other institutions,
– Explore the future of 3D scanning and how it will enhance immersive technologies.

Original broadcast May 15, 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.

Using the Internet of Things to Automate the Library

Using the Internet of Things to Automate the Library

 

The internet of things is a term used to describe all the different devices that can connect to the internet and interact with other devices or end users. From wearables to everyday household items, the power of these devices gives opportunities to create interactive environments, energy efficiencies and even enhanced security. Can home automated technology such as interactive assistants like Alexa or Google Home, door sensors, doorbells with videos, lights that turn on and off automatically – be used in the library space? The answer is, “yes it can!”

This webinar covers taking the home automation environment into the work environment – and what cost and staff time savings libraries can utilize. During this session, Brian will explore what options are available for improving interactions with the library and making things more efficient and interactive with connected devices and the internet of things.

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Original broadcast May 8, 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.

Making it Work: Free and Low-Cost Maker Activities

Making it Work: Free and Low-Cost Maker Activities

 

Don’t let the lack of a big budget stand in the way of making! This presentation will look at cost-conscious approaches for providing your K-12 patrons with engaging maker activities. High-tech and low tech options will be covered, allowing you to plan a summer of STEAM today!

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Original l broadcast May 1, 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.

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