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.
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!
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!