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Tech Programs Post Pandemic – Tech To Go and Lending Programs

Tech Programs Post Pandemic – Tech To Go and Lending Programs

 

We learned a lot in the first few months of 2020 as the world shifted to provide more digital and online services and provide cleaner and safer in-person interactions. Through all these lessons learned, join Brian Pichman as he highlights some of the fun interactive virtual services in this new era of providing services to the public. We will cover some of the best tech tips for technology lending programs and things that patrons and users can do while away from your library. At the end of this workshop, pandemic or not, you’ll be able to provide greater services and resources to your patrons, regardless of their physical location and being as safe as possible to deliver these services.

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Original broadcast September 16, 2020

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 with Video

Marketing Your Library with Video

Description: Looking for new ways to promote events and services? Videos are a simple and effective way if you know how. Attend this workshop and learn how to get started creating videos with your phone or tablet! You will learn the basics of shooting video on your device, how to utilize videos on different platforms from YouTube to Facebook, and design a video marketing plan that engages your community.

Learning outcomes:
Outcome One – Craft a video marketing plan that targets programs and engages your audience
Outcome Two – Create captivating video with minimal resources or know-how
Outcome Three – Utilize video through a variety of channels

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Original broadcast September 10, 2020 

Biography ~ Annie Guzman
Annie Guzman is a Community Outreach Librarian with Plano Public Library and her work focuses on community outreach, program development, and video production for social media. She is passionate about empowering people of all ages through excellence in programming and classes.

Update on the Digital Divide

Update on the Digital Divide

 

The digital divide still exists in our communities, especially among the poor, the indigent, New Americans, and others on the margins of society. Although progress has been made, what is the current situation nationally, and how does that compare with Florida communities? What are libraries doing to bridge the gap? What questions should you be asking regarding your community’s situation, and what could be your library’s role in improving access?

During this session, we will explore the politics of bandwidth; who needs help and why; the challenges of multiple hardware and software configurations; not everyone will drive a car or change their own oil, either; what about mobile devices, and is it enough to turn on the wifi?

Outcomes:
Inventory your community’s public digital assets.
Update your library’s strategic and technology plans to align with your community’s digital assets or lack thereof.
Explore how to partner with public, private, and nonprofit organizations intent on improving bandwidth and digital resources for everyone.

Original broadcast September 2, 2020 

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.

How to Crisis-Proof Your Library and Friends Group Social Media Strategy

How to Crisis-Proof Your Library and Friends Group Social Media Strategy

Human behavior is shifting towards online and digital as we social distance to slow the spread of COVID-19. People are staying inside, working remotely, and as a result, the in-person events and fundraisers that we count on have to change.

Most organizations across the globe are asking:
How can we continue to post on social media during the coronavirus pandemic?
What’s too much, too little, insensitive?
How can we stay focused on mission-related content while still addressing COVID-19?
How do we as professionals start thinking about raising money and connecting with supporters in a different way, in this new environment?

Slides: http://bit.ly/FLW-JuliaCampbell
Bonus Resources:
– bit.ly/NonprofitBLM
– bit.ly/NPCovid

Original broadcast August 20, 2020

Presenter ~ 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.

Open Source Alternatives and Solutions for Libraries

Open Source Alternatives and Solutions for Libraries

 

 

Open-source is a term that covers software that has had its source code released publicly, so there is no charge for these robust software options. Open-source software can offer libraries and individuals the tools to tackle a wide range of projects. In this workshop, we will discuss open-source solutions for working on multimedia projects, office suites, and alternatives to popular software.

 Original broadcast August 12, 2020

Biography ~ Alan Ly
Alan Ly is the Technology Librarian at the Salt Lake City Public Library. He manages the Creative Lab, a multimedia makerspace, and specializes in makerspace technologies and software. In his spare time, he likes to paint models and 3D print. is the Technology Librarian at the Salt Lake City Public Library.

Introducing Computer Vision

Introducing Computer Vision

 

Computer vision is a sub-field of artificial intelligence (AI) that helps train computers to scan, interpret, and understand the physical world. Machines are now able to “see” imagery from a variety of formats like digital photographs and videos, to precisely identify and even classify objects. Computer vision applications can help scientists, researchers, manufacturers, and others sort through mountains of data to help them make better decisions to solve problems and to find solutions to major issues. Computer vision is also powering facial recognition and deepfake applications. We are starting to see our society transformed because of AI, so having a better understanding of what it is and what it is capable of doing is essential.

In this webinar:
· Learn how computer vision works and what it is capable of doing,
· Appreciate the history of AI and see how computer vision fits within that field,
· Explore ways to use computer vision in your library and other institutions,
· Discuss the pros and cons of computer vision to see how it will affect society.

Original broadcast August 5, 2020 

Biography ~ 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. In 2016, Chad received a League of Innovation Excellence Award in Teaching and Learning for Innovation in the Use of Technology.

Creating Accessible Content Using Google

Creating Accessible Content Using Google

 

 

Did you know that we have a legal obligation to create accessible content? We’ll explore the collaborative power of Gmail, Google Docs, and Google Slides in terms of making shareable and accessible l content. Learn how to make an attractive and accessible signature line and much more. It is easier than you think!

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Original broadcast July 29, 2020

Biography ~ Robin Fay
Robin Fay is a Metadata and Technology Professional who has worked on metadata & digital initiatives for the University of Georgia, the American University of Classical Studies (Athens, Greece), the Library of Congress and ORBIS Cascade, a multistate consortia of historical societies, museums, archives, and libraries. In addition to that experience, Robin is an avid designer. Find her on social media @georgiawebgurl

Online Market Research Resources: Census.gov and More

Online Market Research Resources: Census.gov and More

Developing a new strategic plan? Tracking changes in the make-up of the people in your community: numbers, age, socioeconomic status? Reviewing the local job market? Looking for trends in business, government, climate, and culture? Identifying neighborhoods that harbor populations that need assistance. Wanting to know where to build your next library branch?

Online market research offers almost too many choices when it comes to tracking information. Learn some common pitfalls when you are using “second-hand” data, check out sites everyone needs to know about, and find resources specifically for library planning and research.

Outcomes:
– Learn and apply strategies for verifying information.
– Use national studies to establish baselines for comparison.
– Know when it is better to go out and kick the tires yourself.

Slides

Original broadcast July 15, 2020

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.

Esports and Evidence Based Connected Learning

Esports and Evidence Based Connected Learning

 

Scholastic esports is the balance between learning and play (centered around electronic/ video games) that meets kids where they are, leveraging their interest and passion for play in the communities they form while gaming. In this session, two librarians will describe how they were able to capture an audience that doesn’t regularly enter a library and offer them a unique opportunity to gain life and potential career skills while competing in online tournaments.

Joined by the esports program specialist from NASEF, attendees will learn the benefits of offering “”chocolate broccoli”” (game play wrapped in practical, standards-based educational models) to direct kids’ passion for play into a purpose-driven experience that can lead to college scholarships and 21st century careers.

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Original broadcast July 9, 2020

Biography ~ Tyler Hahn
Tyler Hahn is a youth and special services librarian at the Cherokee Public Library. He is a NASEF scholastic fellow and has been recognized as one of Iowa’s STEM Gems. Hahn focuses his outreach on developing connected learning and college career awareness services for middle school youth through esports and community engagement.

Dianne Connery is the director of the Pottsboro (Texas) Area Public Library. She was a corporate trainer and entrepreneur before moving to a rural community ten years ago. On the verge of closing its doors, Dianne led a group of dedicated volunteers who transformed the library into the vibrant community resource it is today.

Over twenty years in hotel hospitality management paved the way for Kevin’s entry (and reentry) into classroom education. After managing hotels for the likes of Four Seasons, Hilton International, the events of September 11, 2001 led to an unanticipated career change into career technical education. Kevin taught hotel hospitality for the Orange Unified School District before jumping back into hotels to direct training and employee development at Pelican Hill Resort.

Several years in adult education gave way to a return to teaching middle school and high school students, just in time for Kevin to catch the rising tide of scholastic esports as NASEF launched in its first year, where he continues as esports program specialist. Kevin is working on a Master’s degree in education, has a pocket full of badges and certifications and speaks more languages than most people have toes.

Ready Reference

Ready Reference

 
 

 

Ready for a ready reference update?

Join us in this reference refresher to help find resources for the questions we are getting today, including:

– online reference interviewing
– handy websites for essential information
– job hunting
– elections
– educational material for families and teachers
– an in-depth look at federal and Florida resources
– ways to keep track of websites and resources

Original broadcast July 8, 2020 

Biography ~ Kira Smith
Kira Smith currently works at TBLC. 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.