Library 2017: Tech at Warp Speed

Library 2017: Tech at Warp Speed
Featuring author and ALA TechSource columnist Jason Griffey

1:00 pm Central time on Friday, November 16
2:00pm Eastern |11:00am Mountain | 10:00am Pacific

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.

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.

ALA webinars


Crews on   Copyright
Open Access and Your Publications: What’s Copyright Got to Do with It?
A Workshop with   Kenneth D. Crews

A 90-Minute Event on Wednesday, October 24
2:30pm Eastern | 1:30 Central |12:30 Mountain | 11:30am Pacific

For librarians,   researchers, and many other library users, the open access movement has   enabled easy and reliable access to a wide range of new publications.   However, the success of open access hinges on the terms in the agreements   between authors and publishers. The copyright language that spells out   whether the public will have access to specific material might be buried in a   cryptic, pro forma email attachment or even a click-through agreement. Don’t   let your materials stay hidden under a rock—facilitate access by learning to   be proactive with the expert advice of copyright authority Kenneth D. Crews.   In this ALA Editions workshop you will learn to

  • Be a good steward for your institution’s rights
  • Scrutinize the publication contracts for your projects and advise faculty and researchers
  • Identify key language for a range of publishing agreement provisions
  • Negotiate the copyright clause of agreements
  • Increase usage of new publications by facilitating access for the wider community

This is the second in a series of occasional webinars called Crews on Copyright, in which he will address a specific application of copyright law, complementing his bestselling book, Copyright   Law for Librarians and Educators: Creative Strategies and Practical Solutions.

Kenneth D. Crews has specialized for more   than 25 years in copyright issues as they relate to education, libraries and research. He directs the Copyright Advisory Office at Columbia University and teaches in the Columbia Law School.

Open Source Software for Libraries:
How it Works; What it Can do for You
An eCourse with   Diane Kovacs and Diane Adler
4-Week eCourse runs from   October 15 through November 9

Open source software offers libraries the opportunity to save money and maintain a degree of flexibility and control over their own   software that they may not get with proprietary programs. In this new eCourse, students will explore the open source movement and learn about its implications for libraries. Experienced technology trainers Kovacs and Adler will explain what open source means, how it works, and will demonstrate its many applications for libraries and librarians.

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A New Wave of Library Service

ALA TechSource and Library Boing Boing are offering an exciting series of free webinars, Makerspaces: A New Wave of Library Service. In this series of four 60-minute webinars, registrants will have the opportunity to learn about a fast-growing library phenomenon from librarians who have been ahead of the pack. Registration for this free event is available at .
Learn what makerspaces are and how they work from librarians who are on the cutting edge of this movement. Each webinar will feature a panel of staff, administration and patrons from one of the libraries that have implemented a makerspace. They’ll talk about how their makerspace concept began, how it was designed and how it was implemented. You’ll learn about the maker movement in general, the role libraries are playing specifically and get ideas about how you can get involved and start a makerspace in your library.
Schedule: Monday, Oct. 15, 2 p.m Eastern: Westport (Conn.) Public Library
Monday, Nov. 19, 2012, 2 p.m. Eastern: Cleveland Public Library
Monday, Dec. 3, 2012, 2 p.m. Eastern: Detroit Public Library
Monday, Jan. 7, 2013, 2 p.m. Eastern: Carnegie Library (Pittsburgh)
Registration: .
Background: Makerspaces are taking hold in the library world and they are spreading quickly, popping up in libraries of all types and sizes. Makerspaces give people a place to pursue their own interests in building things, using tools (physical or virtual) and connecting with one another. Libraries have expanded on traditional library services to provide DIY/craft/make services, setting up spaces within their buildings and within their communities that allow people to do anything from building model airplanes to 3-D printing to self-publishing novels.
ALA TechSource Workshops and Webinars are designed to give you and your staff the opportunity to participate in a hands-on learning experience that will help you make the best technology decisions for your library. ALA TechSource is a publishing imprint of the American Library Association. ALA TechSource publishes Library Technology Reports and the ALA TechSource Blog.
Library Boing Boing brings librarians and Boing Boing readers (aka, Happy Mutants) together to generate support for and raise interest in libraries via projects at local libraries. Posted By Mary Mackay

Gadgets in the Library workshop w/ Jason Griffey

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Gadgets in the Library: A Practical Guide to Personal Electronics for Librarians With Jason Griffey

Two 90-minute sessions
Wednesdays 4/13/11 and 4/20/11
2:30 – 4:00 PM EDT | 1:30 – 3:00 PM CDT
12:30 – 2:00 PM MDT | 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM PDT

From the iPad to eReaders, gadgets are everywhere. Learn how you can use them in your library, whether through services or by circulating to patrons.

This ALA TechSource workshop will cover

  • Operating Systems vs Devices
  • Circulation and policy
  • iOS, Android, Amazon, Nook, Sony
  • Cataloging and representation in systems
  • Summary and conclusions

Jason Griffey is an associate professor and head of library information technology at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.

Only $85 for 180 minutes of interactive learning!

Readers’ Advisory: How to Balance Your Library’s Reading Budget – New Workshop!

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Join us for this interactive  learning experience

Readers’ Advisory: How to Balance Your Library’s Reading Budget
With Neal Wyatt and Joyce Saricks

One 90-minute session:
Thursday, February 24, 2011
2:30-4:00P Eastern | 1:30–3:00P Central
12:30–2:00P Mountain | 11:30A–1:00P Pacific

The modern librarian likely has a never-ending to-read pile, which translates into a readers’ advisory mess and an out-of-control readers’ advisory budget. This workshop will offer practical tips to keep up with readers and your seemingly insurmountable to-be-read pile, saving time and money in the process.

Topics Covered In This Workshop:

  • How to track titles that are popular in the country and in their libraries
  • How to gain enough information from reviews and dust jackets to discuss books with readers
  • How reader comments, librarian comments, and a range of social media can be mined to support RA work
  • How to develop a personal plan to keep up with the weekly influx of new titles

Only $50 for 90 minutes of interactive learning!