Tuesday, October 30, 2012

American Libraries Live

Donna Brice, director of the Eastern Lancaster County Library forwarded an email to me describing this exciting new series.  From the email...

"A new kind of dialogue and communication in the library world!

NEW! American Libraries Live, a free streaming video broadcast viewable from your home, library or favorite wi-fi spot. AL Live allows viewers to watch broadcasts about library issues and trends in real time and interact with hosts via a live chat, offering immediate answers to your pressing questions. With the help of real-time technology, it’s like having your own experts on hand. Professionals like ALA TechSource columnist Jason Griffey, author of Mobile Technology and Libraries (THE TECH SET® #2), and other respected figures from the industry will address important topics such as how to get an ideal library job, the latest innovations in mobile services, digging into databases and the inside scoop on libraries and e-books.

In the first program, “Library 2017: Tech at Warp Speed,” airing at 1:00 pm Central time on Friday, November 16, Griffey will speak about libraries in the near future.

Host Dan Freeman and Griffey discuss American Libraries Live and the upcoming program here:

The programs are easy to view—just go to American Libraries Live.  Upcoming broadcasts include:

* Nov. 16: Library 2017: Tech at Warp Speed
* Jan. 10: Landing Your Ideal Library Job
* Feb. 14: Mobile Services: The Library in Your Pocket
* March 14: Library Safety and Security
* April 11: The Present and Future of Ebooks
* May 9: Library Learning Goes Online
* June 6: New Technologies in Library Equipment
* July 30: Discovery Services: The Future of Library Systems
* Sept. 10: Digging into New Databases

American Libraries Live – a free service offering new and exciting ways to get to the heart of the real issues in our industry."

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Tech Savvy Staff: Better Service for Library Users - a Techsoup Webinar

10/30/12 - UPDATE - thanks to Frankenstorm Sandy, this Webinar has been resheduled for Tuesday, December 4, 2:00pm - 3:00pm.  Here is the new link to register.  So for those of you who couldn't come or procrastinated... there is still time to register!

It's official... I'll be a presenter for a Techsoup Webinar.  Hope you can come and join me :-)

Tech-Savvy Staff: Better Service for Library Users
Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2:00pm - 3:00pm EST

Join Penny Talbert, the Executive Director at the Ephrata Public Library, and Stephanie Zimmerman, the Training & Development Coordinator for the Library System of Lancaster County, to learn how to help staff gain the tech skills they need in order to effectively assist patrons. These webinar speakers are both passionate believers in the importance of supporting learning in the context of new technological developments. Get ready to be inspired!