Submitted by Daniel A. Freeman on October 24, 2012 - 1:13pm
American Libraries knows how essential it is to stay up to date on new developments in our industry. American Libraries Live, a free, streaming video broadcast that you can view from your home, library or on the go, is a new program that allows you to watch broadcasts about library issues and trends in real time and interact with our hosts via a live chat, giving you immediate answers to all of your pressing questions.
AL Live will include experts like Jason Griffey, author of “Mobile Technology and Libraries (THE TECH SET® #2)” and ALA TechSource columnist. These and other guests will be speaking on compelling topics such as how to get an ideal library job, the latest innovations in mobile services, digging into databases and what the real deal is for libraries and e-books. Read More »
Submitted by Daniel A. Freeman on October 15, 2012 - 1:29pm
We just wrapped up the first part of our new webinar series Makerspaces: A New Wave of Library Service. Today, we heard from Maxine Bleiweis and Bill Derry from the Westport Public Library in Connecticut. Maxine and Bill gave us a fantastic presentation. If you didn't have a chance to attend in person, the archive is at: https://alapublishing.webex.com/alapublishing/lsr.php?AT=pb&SP=EC&rID=5895467&rKey=b8d03139092af738.
If you want to register for the three remaining free webinars, you can do so at http://goo.gl/oZYUR.
Bill and Maxine's slides are posted below!
Submitted by Daniel A. Freeman on October 10, 2012 - 2:41pm
We just wrapped up a fantastic workshop, David Lee King’s Building the Digital Branch. There was some fantastic discussion and some great information. Check out the slides below, as well as some handouts that David created for the presentation.
If you want to learn more, check out David’s new issue of Library Technology Reports, Running the Digital Branch: Guidelines for Operating the Library Website, available at the ALA Store. Read More »
Submitted by Daniel A. Freeman on September 12, 2012 - 9:55am
We just wrapped up a fantastic workshop, A More Effective Social Media Presence: Strategic Planning and Project Management with Sarah Steiner and Cliff Landis. There was some fantastic discussion and some great information. Check out the slides below, as well as two handouts that Cliff and Sarah created for the presentation. Read More »
Submitted by Daniel A. Freeman on August 8, 2012 - 9:21am
We just wrapped up the ALA TechSource Workshop Choosing an E-Book Platform that Works for Your K12 Library with Buffy Hamilton. The slides from the event, which contain some fantastic resources, are posted below.
Submitted by Daniel A. Freeman on July 26, 2012 - 9:19am
Greg Notess was inspired to write Screencasting for Libraries after presenting workshops on the topic. Workshops get people started, he says, but a book allows more in- depth treatment and is available for reference when it's time to review. The book features 12 implementation projects, which are linked to Greg's companion web page. At a basic level, you will learn how to use free software to make a quick step-by-step as you show a student how to use a database interface. More advanced projects get into Using commercial software like Camtasia to edit video, create call-outs or use other functions for a more polished tutorial.
Listen to the full interview on SoundCloud.
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Submitted by Daniel A. Freeman on July 19, 2012 - 1:46pm
We just wrapped up the ALA TechSource Workshop Libraries and Linked Data: Looking to the Future with Karen Coyle. The slides from the event, which contain some fantastic resources, are posted below.
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