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Drupal in an Hour

Want to build a website but not sure where to start? Join Brian Pichman as he shows you the quick tips for getting a website build on Drupal up and running. Drupal is a Content Management System; that if properly deployed can save time and energy in building...

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How To Make Your Mark!

  People go to libraries to find their hobbies, their histories, their music, art and culture. To find neighbors, elected officials, and their myriad connections to each other and their neighborhoods. How can libraries find them? Learn how Sarasota County is...

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Immigration Resources

Florida is a unique state in many ways. We lead the nation in the number of retirees, we lead the nation in the number of immigrant small businesses, and we lead the nation in the number of refugees. All these trends in population growth and demographics are factors...

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Design Sprints

Streamline your next service or project in the library with a Design Sprint. A Design Sprint is a week or two week long series of workshops -- meaning sticky notes and sketches -- that libraries and other organizations run internally to brainstorm and test out new...

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Geeky Programs at the Library

According to geekthelibrary.org.,“to geek” is: • To love, to enjoy, to celebrate, to have an intense passion for. • To express interest in. • To possess a large amount of knowledge in. Geek and fandom culture is a growing part of our media landscape—and an amazing...

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Image Editing in the Cloud

  Do you ever wonder how some people are able to take professional looking photos taken on a phone? In this 1 hour workshop, we'll explore (free!) online image editors including their basic image editing features; such as: Contrasting Adjusting Color Photo...

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Open Education Resources in Libraries

Librarians are educators. Libraries are educational institutions. Librarians are in the sharing business and it is first-rate! According to the Open Education Consortium, “sharing is probably the most basic characteristic of education: education is sharing knowledge,...

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Increasing Creativity in the Workplace

The demand for creativity from employees is rising! Creativity is important in the workplace because it's the engine of innovation - it stimulates individual leadership and healthier more high performing teams. But without a conducive environment for creativity to be...

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An Overview of Open Access Publishing

An open access publication is freely available to all potential readers online, rather than being restricted to individual subscribers or to affiliates of college or university libraries. This is made possible by the internet; open access is a web-age concept. But...

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