Want a Drone?

Register now for the Fall IOLUG Conference: Teach Me Tech, and you could
win your very own Quadcopter Drone, Virtual Reality Headset, or Arduino


WHO: IOLUG is an organization that provides opportunities for individuals
to share and learn about current trends in libraries and technology to
inspire innovation. Membership is open to anyone interested in networking
with us to innovate, share and grow!

WHAT: Our conference theme is Teach Me Tech, and we have an exciting
program for you designed to equip you with ready-to-implement tools and
strategies for your library! See the conference agenda below!

WHEN: Friday, October 16th from 9:00am – 3:30pm

WHERE: Indiana Wesleyan University North Campus in Indianapolis, IN

WHY: To learn, grow, get inspired, and network with librarians just like
you who are interested in emerging technologies and innovative services!

Our Keynote speaker, Holly Klingler from the Northeast Ohio Regional
Library System, will be presenting on emerging technologies and will bring
a Traveling Tech Lab with wearables, drones, and other fun toys for folks
to play with.



9:00-9:30am – Registration & Continental Breakfast

9:30-10:00am – Welcome and Business Meeting

10:05-10:55am – KEYNOTE
“Emerging Excitement: Learning how to train and inspire with emerging
tech” – Holly Klingler, NEO-RLS

11:00-11:45am – Breakout sessions
OPTION A – “Tech Tuesdays: Exploring and Growing with 45 minute Tech
Workshops” – Delores Rondinella and Jesse Peek, Stark County District Library
OPTION B – “Using Multimedia and Technology to Connect with Online
Students” – Stephanie Brouwer and Jennifer Wendt, Harrison College

11:45am-1:00pm – Lunch & Networking

1:00-1:45pm – Breakout Sessions
OPTION A – “PowerPoint + iSpring = Interactive eLearning” – Melissa
Renner, Allen County Public Library
OPTION B – Panel of Video Presentations –
“Screen Cast Fast: Help Patrons at Their Point-of-Need “ – Liz
Barksdale, University of Dallas
“Videos Gone Viral: How to create a video for your organization “ –
Jenn Bielewski, LYRASIS
“15 Minutes of Fame: Cultivating Patron-Created Content at Your
Library “ – Melody VanWanzeele and Marianne Kruppa, St. Joseph County
Public Library

1:50-2:35pm – Breakout Sessions
OPTION A – “Leveraging the Functionality of Microsoft Office Mix” –
Allan Celik and Catherine Lemmer, Indiana University
OPTION B – Panel of Social Media Presentations –
“Using Twitter to Market Your Library” – Mary Hricko, Kent State
“The Four Faces of Social Media” – Edita Sicken and Rebecca Johnson,
Manchester University

2:40-3:30pm – Maker Panel
“LEGO Mindstorm EV3 Robot Kits at Tipton County Public Library” – Lindsey
Powers and Jason Fields, Tipton County Public Library
“Making Makers: How the Plainfield Library is Embracing the Maker
Movement” – Courtney Allison and Laura Brack, Plainfield-Guilford Township
Public Library

3:30-3:45pm – Conference wrap up – Door Prizes, Evaluations

Instructional Design Essentials

Instructional Design Essentials
with Nicole Pagowsky and Erica DeFrain

4-week eCourse
Beginning Monday, September 15

Get a foundation in instructional design. Experts Nicole Pagowsky and Erica DeFrain will help you hone your teaching skills and prepare you for your instructional needs. You will complete an instructional design plan for one of your upcoming workshops, courses, or tutorials, and will receive feedback on it from the instructors and fellow participants.

After participating in this eCourse, you will be able to:

  • Identify major principles of instructional design to apply to your teaching
  • Incorporate appropriate learning theories into your materials
  • Develop an assessment plan appropriate for your objectives
  • Select and effectively integrate appropriately matched technologies and teaching tools

14th Annual “Brick and Click Libraries” Symposium 2014

Want to…

1.  Focus on best practices
2.  Take home practical ideas/solutions
3.  Update technology trend knowledge

Attend the 14th Annual “Brick and Click Libraries” Symposium
November 7, 2014, Northwest Missouri State University, Maryville, MO

Register by October 17th

Go to http://bit.ly/contactBC
or call (660) 562-1846.

Hope to see you at Brick & Click!
Kathy Hart and Carolyn Johnson

Coordinators, Brick & Click Libraries
Northwest Missouri State University
B.D. Owens Library
800 University Drive
Maryville, MO 64468

Symposium Web site: brickandclick.org<http://www.brickandclick.org/>
Facebook: Brick and Click Libraries<https://www.facebook.com/BrickandClickConference>

Twitter: @BCconf<https://twitter.com/BCconf>

Reaching Your Patrons in the Digital Age

Sponsored by Booklist

Tuesday, March 4

2:00 PM Eastern
1:00 PM Central
12:00 PM Mountain
11:00 AM Pacific


The role of the public library has changed dramatically as society shifts into the digital age, providing challenges for libraries as they adapt. Luckily, technology has provided ample opportunities for librarians to reach out to patrons of all ages in new and exciting ways. Join representatives from Britannica as they discuss new resources that will help your library connect with patrons and the community. Moderated by Rebecca Vnuk, Booklist’s Reference and Collection Development editor.

Mobile Services episode on Valentine’s Day

We’re very excited about the next episode of American Libraries Live, Mobile Services: The Library in Your Pocket, which will take place on Thursday, February 14th at 2pm Eastern.

Jason Griffey will return to run another engaging, fantastic interactive discussion with another great panel. Jason will be joined next week by Maurice Coleman and Robin Hastings. In case you don’t already know Maurice and Robin, a bit about them:

Maurice Coleman has been the technical trainer at Harford County (MD) Public Library in NE Maryland for 7 years and had a consulting practice since the 1990’s. He has 20 years of experience training all ages how to sensibly use technology and computer hardware and software.

He hosts the library training podcast T is for Training, is on the board of the American Library Association Learning RoundTable and writes for the Learning RoundTable blog, ALALearning. For his work he was named a 2010 Library Journal Mover and Shaker, and received the Citizens for Maryland Libraries Davis McCarn Technology Award.

Robin Hastings is the Director of Technology Services for the North East Kansas Library System in Lawrence, KS. In that capacity, she provides consulting services for libraries in the NEKLS region and manages the NEKLS tech staff who provide technology assistance for those libraries as well. She can also be found presenting about all the cool things that can be done in libraries at various conferences around the world. She has presented on Mashups, Cloud Computing, RSS, Drupal, Library Learning 2.0 and many other topics. She is the author of the Collaboration 2.0 Library Technology Report, published by ALA and of the Microblogging and Lifestreaming In Libraries book in the Tech Series published by Neal-Schuman and LITA as well as several articles in library-related journals.

Please join us next week for what is sure to be a fantastic episode. Remember, we’ll begin on Thursday, February 14th at 2:00pm Eastern. To view the episode, simply visit this web page http://americanlibrarieslive.org/blog/introducing-our-panel-episode-3 !

A Domain of One’s Own- tonight

Join me today, Thursday, November 29th, for a one-hour live and

interactive FutureofEducation.com interview with Jim Groom.

Jim is   the director of the Division of Teaching and Learning Technologies and

adjunct professor at the University of Mary Washington in Fredericksburg, Virginia.

He has been working for over fifteen years in education with a consistent

focus on the development of teaching and learning in higher education.

In addition to his extensive experience teaching at the college level, for

the past eight years he has worked primarily in the field of instructional technology.

We’re going to focus tonight (but not exclusively) on the

“A Domain of One’s Own” pilot project from the University of Mary Washington,

a collaborative effort between the Division of Teaching and Learning Technologies

and the Office of Information Technology Services.   This is a topic I’ve been

presenting on myself at conferences (often with Alice Keeler)

which we’ve alternatively called “Your Personal Web Presence” or “Your

Digital Profile,” and which is the main focus of the Saturday free

workshops I’m doing on my http://www.HackYourEducation.com

tour. My experiences with helping people (mostly educators) develop a

“domain of their own” has been fascinating–there’s a tangible

emotional excitement that is very fun to be a part of as sometimes years

of wanting (but being afraid) to get started turn into reality.

“A Domain of One’s Own” will give 400 students and faculty their

own domain name and web space to install a portfolio of work or map to

existing systems. They believe this pilot project will give students the

flexibility to build out their “e-portfolio” using a variety of software and

approaches in a space that gives them the power to easily migrate and

transport that data when they graduate. Look for continuing updates on this

project at umwdomains.com as the pilot


Jim’s recent projects also include the Digital Storytelling course ds106 that has

innovated around the idea of turning a course into an open, networked

community; working with faculty at UMW  to implement UMW Blogs, a

multi-user blogging environment (powered by WordPress, an open source

publishing platform) designed to provide a web-authoring solution to faculty and

students that is flexible and open; and working with Claudia Emerson,

professor of English at the University of Mary Washington, on a “technology

lab” in which four groups of students built their own online literary journals.

You can see more of my projects here. (From his bio at the domain of his own.)

See you online!


Steve Hargadon
Date: Thursday, November 29th, 2012
Time: 5pm Pacific / 8pm Eastern (international times here)
Duration: 1 hour
Location: In Blackboard Collaborate (formerly Elluminate). Log in   at http://futureofed.info. The   Blackboard Collaborate room will be open up to 30 minutes before the event if   you want to come in early. To make sure that your computer is configured for   Blackboard Collaborate, please visit the support and configuration page.
Recordings: The full Blackboard Collaborate recording and a portable   .mp3 will be available after the interview at http://www.futureofeducation.com.

Visit Library 2.0 at: http://www.library20.com/?xg_source=msg_mes_network

2011 Emerging Technologies Conference



At the Fairmont Hotel in San Jose, California July 11-13, 2011 (Monday-Wednesday), co-sponsored by MERLOT and the Sloan Consortium.

Bryan Alexander, a Senior Fellow at the National Institute for Technology in Liberal Education, will give the keynote address, on Monday afternoon 4:15 to 5:15 pm.  His current research interests include emerging pedagogical forms enabled by mobile technologies, learning processes and outcomes associated with immersive environments (as in gaming, augmented reality, and virtual worlds), the digital humanities, and futurist methodologies.

Emerging Library Technologies II: Innovation, 5/3/2011


SCRLC is delighted to announce that registration is now open for Emerging Library Technologies II: Innovation – an online conference on Tuesday, May 3, 2011, 11:00 am-4:30 pm EDT. Sessions include how to make innovation work at your library, geo-based Internet services, gaming, and actual implementation experiences with innovative services at a middle-sized public library. Conference speakers will include Stephen Abram (Gale Cengage), Scott Nicholson (Syracuse University), Meredith Farkas (Portland State University), and Sarah Glogowski (Tompkins County Public Library). Please see the flyer below for further details and registration information. The keynote session, This is Your Brain on Technology, will explore how the Internet and associated technologies affect your brain. Our keynote presenter will be Professor Deborah Gagnon, PhD, Wells College, who specializes in cognitive psychology.

Please help us to spread the word about this event to colleagues and co-workers who may be interested. Information about all SCRLC workshops and events is available on our website at  http://www.scrlc.org

Nora Fitzgerald Hardy
South Central Regional Library Council
Ithaca, NY

Emerging Library Technologies II: Innovation
Plan! Innovate! Transform! Workshop Series

Date & Time: Tuesday, May 3, 2011.  11:00am – 4:30pm EDT
Location: Online webinar
Registration: Individuals: $30; Groups: $60

Support: This training is funded in part by Federal Library Service and Technology (LSTA) funds, awarded b to the New York State Library by the Federal Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS).

11:00a.m. – 11:50a.m.     Welcome & Keynote

This Is Your Brain on Technology: The Technology Exposure Effect (TEE)-Deborah Gagnon, Ph.D., Wells College

Is that GPS on your dashboard shrinking your hippocampus? Or is it really the Holy Grail that the spatially challenged among us have been searching for our whole lives? The media offer a bewildering array of doomsday (as well as more benign) prognoses of the effect that excessive exposure to technologies – Twitter, Facebook, GPS, Second Life, etc. – present to our cognitive and neural functioning. This talk will examine questions like these and reveal how technology may be changing users’ (and your) perception, attention, memory, reasoning, decision making, and problem solving processes.

12:00p.m. – 12:50p.m.     Avoiding the Social Media Graveyard-Meredith Farkas, Portland State University

There has been a lot of buzz about social software over the past few years, and many libraries have devoted significant staff time toward implementing 2.0 technologies. To successfully implement 2.0 technologies, which libraries must adopt rapid user-centered change, experimentation, and a pragmatic view of technologies. One look at the number of abandoned library blogs, wikis and Twitter feeds tells us that successful implementation of social technologies requires more than simply installing software. Farkas include practical tips, illustrated with examples from libraries already on the road to 2.0 through innovative practices.

1:30p.m. – 2:20p.m.         GEO on the Web: Implications for Library Strategies – Stephen Abram, Gale Cengage

Is geography important to your library?  It is so important that many libraries have rich and detailed branch strategies.  How does this translate to the web?  Can you tune your services when you know where your user is located?  How do geotagging and geocoding influence the search results you see in Google, et al?  Is this trend tied to mobile and other devices?  Just think about Foursquare, Gowalla, the newly added geotagging in Facebook, Twitter and all of your cell phone pictures.  What does it all mean and what are the implications for your library?  Think about it. Check out this webinar session from wherever you are and get the fast take on the basics of geo and the new world of location-based services for search and the web.

2:30p.m. – 3:20p.m.         Community Centered Library Innovations – Sarah Glogowski, Tompkins County Public Library

The way in which libraries provide information services is changing rapidly. Once quiet places of study and reflection, libraries today are often the center of community life.  Learn how to make your library the essential place to go for both young and old through innovative services and technology.  From a Books at Birth project, to online teen book reviews, and from a popular town-gown Community Read to technology petting zoos, see what innovative services the staff of the Tompkins County Public Library are providing. Cooperative relationships between TCPL, TC3, Cornell, and many area agencies will be highlighted to show how innovation is a community collaboration.

3:30p.m. – 4:20p.m.         Gaming in Libraries – Scott Nicholson, Syracuse University

Over the last few years, a growing number of libraries of all types have discovered the power of gaming programs. These programs, which center around bringing patrons together to engage with each other through both digital and tabletop games. During this talk, Dr. Nicholson will present a brief history of how libraries have used games, will discuss data from studies about different ways that libraries use games, and will help guide libraries through the process of developing and running a gaming program.

Gadgets in the Library workshop w/ Jason Griffey

via email:

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!

Registration now open for PLA’s online train-the-technology trainer course in February

CHICAGO – The Public Library Association (PLA) is now accepting registrations for its “Accidental Public Library Technology Trainer” course. This four-week blended learning course begins Feb. 1 and is designed for library professionals who have unexpectedly found themselves responsible for technology training at their library.

Librarian, author and trainer Stephanie Gerding will guide participants through a highly interactive combination of live webinars, independent assignments and online discussions from Feb. 1 to Feb. 28. See the full syllabus here.

As a result of taking the course, participants will know how to help others learn; will be able to incorporate hands-on activities that increase learning, participation and retention; will be able to organize, design, and share workshop materials to create a learning community; and will know best training practices from other libraries and experienced trainers;

Pricing for the four-week “Accidental Public Library Technology Trainer” course is $129.00 for PLA members, $159 for ALA members, and $179 for nonmembers.

Visit pla.org for more information and to register. Deadline to register for this course is Jan. 31.

PLA is a division of the American Library Association. PLA’s core purpose is to strengthen public libraries and their contribution to the communities they serve. Its mission is to enhance the development and effectiveness of public library staff and public library services.