Best of the Best – Blogs and More

Date(s) - 12/15/2021
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm



Having experts at our finger tips is an incredible resource. Our professional and personal networks often teem with experts on a variety of topics, that we can call, email or text for expert in-depth knowledge on medicine, literature, history, sports, and more. The online equivalent of having a personal think tank of smart experts at your beck and call? Create your own digital collection of websites where individuals and institutions review and publish links to their top choices in their areas of expertise. However, it’s also important to know how to avoid those websites are built only to harvest emails, to serve as in-house advertisements, or to sell products for a commission. We will share some of the better general sites and some of our specific favorites as well as provide hints on how to do your own vetting on consumer products, breaking news, and why one smart site per topic is never enough.

– Review and update digital resources shared with your library customers.
– Add information about questionable sites to classes on cybersecurity.
– Increase the number of sites you refer your library customers to regarding specific topics, so you aren’t relying on just one point of view.

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Presenter: 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.


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