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Make an Open Source Door Counter with Ubidots and Raspberry Pi

Make an Open Source Door Counter with Ubidots and Raspberry Pi

 

Get hands-on in this workshop and build an open source door counter for your library, department or makerspace! An OSHIOT door counter uses Open Source Hardware (OSH) and Internet of Things (IoT) to create a cost-effective facility use measurement device that small libraries can build for themselves for less than $100. This presentation walks you through the hardware, software, and account setup process to build your own OSHIOT door counter.If you would like to order parts ahead of time, or read through the tutorial before the webinar to prep for asking questions while we are in session, the link to the project including a Bill of Materials (BOM) is here https://amendment19.gitbooks.io/peoplecounter/content/

If you would like to order parts ahead of time, or read through the tutorial before the webinar to prep for asking questions while we are in session… the link to the tutorial including a Bill of Materials (BOM) is here https://amendment19.gitbooks.io/peoplecounter/content/

Original broadcast September 19, 2018

Biography ~ Muriel Green
Muriel Green holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Film from the University of Kansas and a Master’s Degree in Library Science from Emporia State University. Green has worked in school, academic and public libraries as well as a regional library system. Green is currently a Freelance Software Developer and Filmmaker. Green has presented at ALA, ER&L, SIDLIT, and KLA library conferences.

 

Creative Ways to Promote Your eCollection

Creative Ways to Promote Your eCollection

Libraries are offering more items and services online — from eBooks to online tutoring to streaming video! How can you spread the word about your eCollection so your patrons know everything you offer? We’ll discuss ways to promote your eCollection both online as well as in the library. We will share creative social media ideas as well ways to integrate your eCollection into your programs and your physical collection with real life examples from other libraries.

Original broadcast September 13, 2018

Biography ~ Ginny Miles
Ginny Mies is a librarian at San Mateo County Libraries in Northern California. She oversees e-resources as well as training for staff. Previously, she managed the library program at TechSoup, a global nonprofit that provides technology donations and training for public libraries and nonprofits. Before the library world, she was a tech journalist where she learned to make on-the-fly smartphone videos for breaking news stories.

Introduction to Designing Virtual Reality Experiences

Introduction to Designing Virtual Reality Experiences

As virtual reality continues to grow into a mainstream technology, libraries can be creating unique experiences for users and helping users learn to develop within this growing format. During this session, we will explore:

– Current Development Tools including Unity and GoDot
– How to get started in developing
– Best Practices for developing within virtual reality

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Go Dot Application Files: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B7-TbEK4D5B5a0ptZ1hhZWFTNmthTUFLemp4dDhneEwtQURj
Unity Application Files: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1QNmoAvrYIh4yitc8J_QngB9zZFAJRSHw

Original broadcast September 6, 2018

Biography ~ Clerley Silveira
Clerley Silveira is a Software Architect at Verifone and in his personal time develops products using technologies such as 3D design, Augmented and Virtual Reality.

Web Design Trends: 2018 Edition

Web Design Trends: 2018 Edition

 

The Web is mature now. Web pages are ubiquitous and should provide a seamless experience while offering useful and engaging content to people who are accessing your pages in a variety of ways. In this webinar, discover what groundbreaking Web technologies will be on the horizon in the last half of 2018 and beyond and learn how all these advancements can fit into diverse libraries to help them remain a guiding light into the future. Specifically, we’ll:

– Learn the key elements of good Web Design
– Understand various technologies used to build quality Web sites
– Highlight web design trends and techniques that are defining modern website design
– Develop a toolkit filled with a variety of tools to help you analyze other sites to help build fresh, new Web sites

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Original broadcast August 30, 2018

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.

Understanding and Defending Digital Copyright in Your Library

Understanding and Defending Digital Copyright in Your Library

Having trouble getting that first library job? Unable to move up? Do you keep getting interviewed but don’t land the job?

This presentation will not only share the most commonly seen interview mistakes, but give insights on how to avoid them. The patterns discussed come from our combined public library interview panel experience, along with input received from 65 hiring managers from public libraries.

By the end of the session, attendees will gain:

• Strategies for acing the hiring process, from the application to the interview
• Practical tips to engage your interviewer
• Insights on how to best highlight your skills and assets during the interview, regardless of experience level

Tracy Kallassy ~ Biography
Tracy Kallassy has worked as a hiring manager in several library systems, and is currently Branch Manager of the Shirlington Branch of Arlington Public Library. She estimates she has interviewed at least 500 people for positions in public libraries. Tracy holds a Masters in Library Science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

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Original broadcast August 23,2018

Jessica Coffin ~ Biography
Jessica Coffin started her career managing college bookstores, where she first gained insight into the hiring and training process. She later received her Master of Library Science degree from the University of Maryland. She has since worked in three different public library systems, serving on a variety of interview panels.

 

Easy button: Free tools to create interactive content

Easy button: Free tools to create interactive content

 

Do you need some new & fun tools to create interactive content? Are you looking for ways to jazz up your programming and events? Or new ideas to amp up your makerspace? In this session, we’ll explore what’s out there from apps to activities to sites, looking at how we can easily build interactive content without a lot of technical knowledge and facilitate community participation and engagement in our products and events.

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Original broadcast August 22, 2018

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

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Auditing Your Website for Accessibility Compliance and Understanding How ADA Applies

Auditing Your Website for Accessibility Compliance and Understanding How ADA Applies

 

Did you receive a letter from FASD on ADA Accessibility and not sure where to start? This session will provide a firm starting place.
Websites need to be accessible so that anyone can use them including users who use assistive technology and even common technologies simply in ways we may not predict. Organizations concerned with compliance to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) often do not know where to even begin. Join us to learn about Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG), what it has to do with ADA, and how to get an accessibility audit done using free resources and tools.
Original broadcast August 15, 2018

Biography ~ Cynthia Ng
Tech-savvy and keen, Cynthia Ng has been working on making the web more accessible and usable for many years. She has experience in many public and non-profit organizations, with focus on web services, user experience and accessibility, including Manager of Technology and Technical Services at the New Westminster Public Library, and Content Coordinator of National Network for Equitable Library Service in Canada.Currently, she is a Support Services Agent at GitLab.She is also a mentor for other librarians through the BC Library Association, and at technology events, such as those organized by Canada Learning Code.”

What’s New With 3D Design and Printing?

What’s New With 3D Design and Printing?

 

 

3D printing has been a focal point in library makerspaces for several years; however, it seems that interest in the technology has decelerated. The technology may have slowed down, but there is still a lot going on in this space, which can be overwhelming to keep up with it all.

In this webinar:

– Learn what 3D printing is, how it works, and gain insight on how to implement/maintain, and to perhaps build your own 3D printer.
– Get a snapshot of some of the best 3D printers and products on the market, including an overview on resin and carbon printers.
– Discover a variety of 3D design applications to help with getting ideas to working prototypes.
– Study trends in digital scanning and other emerging 3D design/printing technologies.
– Interview an expert 3D designer/printer in the industry to get even more insight into this exciting technology.

Original broadcast August 15, 2018

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.

How To Keep Yourself and Your Library Safe From Ransomware, Hackers & Snoops

How To Keep Yourself and Your Library Safe From Ransomware, Hackers & Snoops

Getting started with the basics in security isn’t all that hard or scary. Simple things like using good passwords, doing updates and upgrade, and following some other basic precautions go a long way to keeping your technology safe. Understanding the reasons behind these rules is critical. Who are the bad guys? What tools are they using? Why are we all targets? We are all targets. Scores of automated programs (bots) are crawling the internet 24/7 looking for easy targets. They want access to our resources because almost everything on our computers has some value. We all have something a hacker is interested in stealing or just borrowing without our knowledge. And to make things even worse, barriers to this particular type of theft are lower than ever.

This webinar will cover how to stay safe at the library and at home.

Register here for the live webinar or to have early access to the recording when it becomes available – all in this place! No need to register in a separate place for recording access.

IT Security For Librarians

Strategies to Mitigate Cyber Security Incidents

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Original broadcast August 8, 2018

Biography ~ Blake Carver
Blake Carver is Systems Administrator at LYRASIS Digital Technology Services, where he manages the servers and infrastructure that support their hosted ArchivesSpace, Islandora and CollectionSpace. Blake holds an MLS from SUNY Buffalo, and has worked as an academic librarian, as a programmer at a dot.com startup, and as a records manager. He’s also known as the guy behind LISNews, LISWire, and LISHost. Blake was one of the first librarian bloggers (he created LISNews in 1999) and is a member of Library Journal’s first “Movers & Shakers” cohort. Blake has presented widely at professional conferences, talking about open source systems, Drupal, WordPress, and IT security for libraries.

Virtual Customer Service Strategies: Solving Problems Via E-mail, Instant Messaging, and Social Media

Virtual Customer Service Strategies: Solving Problems Via E-mail, Instant Messaging, and Social Media

Your users expect they can pay bills, order products and services, earn discounts, and talk to an expert online. How can your library also anticipate difficulties, provide solutions, collect data about failures, and leave your users happy? What kind of planning, training, and technology are required? What are the costs of being a virtual problem solver?

During this session, we will explore:

Introduction: What Is Different About Virtual Customer Service?
The Key Idea: Avoid Being Annoying, Tedious Or Confusing
How To Build Rapport Via Technology: Keep It Human
How Well Does The Technology Work? Don’t Take It For Granted
Speed Of Response Is Of The Essence
Empower The Customer Service Staff for Fast Decisions
Record Transactions For Constant Improvement

By the end of this session attendees, will be able to evaluate and improve current virtual customer service at their library, upgrade technology to communicate with customers or make upgrading a budget priority as well as execute standards for response to customer inquiries.

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Original broadcast August 1, 2018 


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.