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How to Write Blog Posts Your Patrons Will Actually Read

How to Write Blog Posts Your Patrons Will Actually Read

 

Does your library staff struggle to keep your blog up to date? Do you struggle to find weekly topics to write about? Do you sometimes feel like nobody (except you) is actually reading your library blog? You’re not alone! Blogs are a great way to advertise events, new services, and additions to your collection, but keeping it relevant, interesting, and updated can be a struggle. In this webinar, you’ll learn some techniques for creating an editorial calendar, finding consistent writers, and writing engaging content.

 

Original broadcast April 1, 2020 

Biography ~ Ginny Mies
Ginny Mies is a Librarian II at San Mateo County Libraries, where she oversees electronic resources and contributes to collection development and maintenance. Previously, she managed the Libraries program at TechSoup, a nonprofit that provides education and technology to nonprofits and public libraries. And before she fully immersed herself in the library world, she was a technology reporter for PCWorld magazine.

Using Privacy Impact Assessments to Protect Patron Privacy

Using Privacy Impact Assessments to Protect Patron Privacy

 

 

Libraries processes and systems can put patron privacy at risk and many libraries struggle with protecting privacy while running the library at the same time. This webinar will cover one proven strategy in mitigating risks to data privacy, the Privacy Impact Assessment (PIA). Used by both private and public sector organizations, PIAs build in both a privacy and a data flow analysis to identify potential privacy risks, which organizations can then use to evaluate mitigation strategies to reduce risk. Attendees will learn the basics of a PIA: when to do a PIA at their library, who should be involved, and the major milestones of a PIA process. The webinar will give attendees the resources needed to start building a PIA process at their library.

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Original broadcast March 25, 2020 

 

Biography ~ Becky Yoose
Becky Yoose is the founder and Library Data Privacy Consultant for LDH Consulting Services, a consultancy that guides libraries and 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.net and @yo_bj on Twitter.

Introducing Raspberry Pi for Innovative Projects

Introducing Raspberry Pi for Innovative Projects

A Raspberry Pi is a low cost, credit card sized computer that connects to a monitor or TV and is a valuable machine that powers a diverse set of innovative projects. Raspberry Pi technology has also been an integral piece of technology in many computer science courses and workshops. In this webinar, you will:

· Learn what a Raspberry Pi is and recognize its various hardware components,
· Explore various Raspberry Pi development environments and operating systems,
· Understand how the Python programming language is preloaded on Raspbian,
· Gain insight and details from numerous Raspberry Pi projects, and
· Appreciate how to integrate a Raspberry Pi to enhance basic computer science workshops

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Original broadcast March 18, 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.

Fostering Entrepreneurship in the Library Makerspace

Fostering Entrepreneurship in the Library Makerspace

 

Libraries have traditionally barred businesses and individuals from using the library as their place of business. Makerspaces have now blurred this line. How do libraries balance those old policies with modern Makerspaces and excited patrons who see business opportunities? How can libraries support this spirit of entrepreneurship with equipment and staff resources? This presentation will discuss the urgent need to adjust this balance to serve the library user of 2020 better.

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Original broadcast March 11, 2020 

Biography ~ Nick Tanzi
Nick 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.

On-Boarding AI

On-Boarding AI

 

Thinking about bringing AI (Artificial Intelligence) to your library? While these machines need to learn to be effective, whether it’s Siri, Alexa, or Watson; what are some of the questions and concerns that you, your coworkers and your users may have.

What is involved in teaching AI to understand your environment? How can AI transform your library? What are the benefits? Are there risks to users, staff?

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Original broadcast March 4, 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.

Educational Technology Tools in the Academic Library

Educational Technology Tools in the Academic Library

 

Technology changes rapidly and staying up-to-date can be hard. In this presentation, attendees will be introduced to new educational technology tools. For each tool, the presenter will explain the features and share ways it can be used in academic libraries. Attendees will also have the opportunity to share their own ideas for how to use new educational technology tools. Learning Outcomes: – Attendees will identify new educational technology tools they can use. – Attendees will brainstorm ways to use new educational technology tools in their library. – Attendees will discover easy ways to stay up-to-date on new educational technology.

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Original broadcast February 26, 2020 

Biography ~ 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.

Advanced Layering for the Cricut

Advanced Layering for the Cricut

 

Learn the ins and outs of using your Cricut machine at the next step – Layering. During the webinar, we will explore several ways to make layering easier including helpful hints and time savers.

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Original broadcast February 19, 2020

Presenter: Oliva Wilson
Olivia Wilson is the Head of Youth Services at Dunedin Public Library in Dunedin, Florida. Her special interests are Early Literacy and assisting programming librarians with crafting! She has presented many FLYP programs for summer reading, other PLAN, NEFLIN, SEFLIN, SWFLN and TBLC courses, as well as several FLA presentations.

Presenter:Katherine Kastanis

Katherine Kastanis is the young adult librarian and young adult volunteer coordinator at Dunedin Public Library. Katherine has presented numerous training workshops and webinars along the way throughout Florida, including Florida State Libraries, NEFLIN, SEFLIN, SWFLN and TBLC, PLAN as well as FLA. She is always looking for ways to increase teen and youth presence in her library and beyond.”

The Human Side of 3D Printing: From Policy to Patron Interaction

The Human Side of 3D Printing: From Policy to Patron Interaction

The maker revolution has come to libraries. But how do you manage it all? This program will cover managing the space from first interaction to patron buy in, managing 3D designs, print jobs and waiting cues, to completion, failures and the policies and forms needed for success.

 

Original Broadcast February 12, 2020

Biography ~ Chris DeCristofaro
Chris DeCristofaro is the Technology Librarian at the Sachem Public Library in Holbrook, New York. He is the Department head of “The Studio”, Sachem’s makerspace. Chris the creator and co-host of the podcast “The Library Pros”, a podcast that discusses libraries and technology. The podcast has had over 20,000 downloads in since March of 2017 and has been downloaded in all 50 states and 22 countries around the world. You can find the listen wherever you find podcasts. Chris has been a librarian since 2002 working in several libraries across Suffolk County New York. He has been a speaker at various conferences including The New York Library Association Conference, Computers in Libraries, Long Island Library Resources Council Conference on “Libraries and the Future” and other library tech seminars. Chris the past President and current “Member at Large” 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.

The Ultimate Guide to Instagram Success: Powerful Tips To Make the Platform Work for Your Library

The Ultimate Guide to Instagram Success: Powerful Tips To Make the Platform Work for Your Library

 

Instagram has one billion active users, likely including thousands of your cardholders. 71 percent of those users are under the age of 35, the demographic most libraries are desperately trying to reach. So if your library is not on Instagram, it should be. And if your library is on the platform, it’s time to figure out how to make it work for you!

In this session you’ll learn:

* What to post and how often to post.
* Get creative tips for stories, paid ads, and more.
*How to analyze the success of your Instagram posts
*What to do about hashtags
*How to keep up on the changes that can wreck havoc on your social media strategy.

 

Original broadcast  February 5, 2020

Biography ~ Angela Hursh
Angela Hursh/Content Team Leader, Marketing/Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County/angela.hursh@cincinnatilibrary.org

Angela left TV news six years ago to work a dream job at the library. She is responsible for executing strategic communications and marketing plans. She leads a team that creates the content used in all library campaigns delivered via traditional and digital mediums, including print, web, email, video, and social media.

Best of CES 2020: Emerging Technology for Libraries

Best of CES 2020: 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.

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Original broadcast January 28, 2020 

Biography ~ Diana Silveira
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.