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!

Making Mobile Services Work for Your Library

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Making Mobile Services Work for Your Library
With Cody Hanson

Wednesday, March 9, 2011
2:30 – 4:00 PM EST | 1:30 – 3:00 PM CST
12:30 – 2:00 PM MST | 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM PST

This workshop will provide a foundation for librarians interested in providing mobile services for patrons. The increasing popularity of smartphones is no secret, and modern libraries need to make sure that patrons can access their resources through these devices.

This ALA TechSource workshop will cover

  • The landscape of mobile device usage and smartphone adoption
  • The mobile OS marketplace
  • Strategies for assessing your library’s mobile-friendliness
  • Strategies for beginning to offer mobile services
  • Issues of concern for libraries in mobile information access

Only $50 for 90 minutes of interactive learning!

Cody Hanson is Web Architect and User Experience Analyst at the University of Minnesota Libraries, where he works to make the online research process more intuitive and fruitful for students, staff and faculty.

Succeeding with Library Web Analytics

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Library Analytics: Inspiring Positive Action through Web User Data
With Char Booth and Paul Signorelli

Two 90-minute sessions:
Thursdays, 1/20/11 and 1/27/11
1:30 – 3:00 p.m. CST

In this two-part ALA TechSource online workshop, Char Booth and Paul Signorelli will work with participants to define, demystify, and explore web analytics in ways that lead to positive results for libraries and those they serve.

This ALA TechSource double-bill workshop will cover

  • The definition of web analytics
  • Google Analytics and other tools
  • Visualizing Data: Wordle, Gapminder, and others
  • Examples of how public and academic libraries are currently using web analytics
  • How your library can benefit from the use of web analytic

Only $85 for 180 minutes (2 sessions) of interactive learning!

http://www.alastore.ala.org/detail.aspx?ID=3219

No Shelf Required with Sue Polanka – New ALA TechSource Workshop

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Integrating E-Books and E-Readers into Your Library
With Sue Polanka

Two 90-minute sessions:
Tuesdays, Jan 25, 2011 & Feb 1, 2011
4:00 – 5:30 p.m. ET
3:00 – 4:30 p.m. CT
2:00 – 3:30 p.m. MT
1:00 – 2:30 p.m. PT

In this two-session ALA TechSource Workshop, Sue Polanka will provide practical guidance on how to begin purchasing e-books for your library to lend electronically and how to purchase e-reading devices for patron use. You will learn the ins and outs of

  • Evaluating vendor offerings and interfaces
  • The most cost-effective business models and how to implement them
  • Common legal issues and effective policies and procedures
  • Selecting and purchasing content
  • And much more!

Only $85 for 180 minutes (2 sessions) of interactive learning!

Sue Polanka is the moderator of No Shelf Required, a blog about the issues surrounding e-books for librarians and publishers, which won the 2010 Salem Press Library Blog Award for Best Academic Blog.

 

Succeeding with Library Web Analytics – New ALA TechSource Workshop

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Library Analytics: Inspiring Positive Action through Web User Data
With Char Booth and Paul Signorelli

Two 90-minute sessions:
Thursdays, 1/20/11 and 1/27/11
1:30 – 3:00 p.m. CST

In this two-part ALA TechSource online workshop, Char Booth and Paul Signorelli will work with participants to define, demystify, and explore web analytics in ways that lead to positive results for libraries and those they serve.

This ALA TechSource double-bill workshop will cover

  • The definition of web analytics
  • Google Analytics and other tools
  • Visualizing Data: Wordle, Gapminder, and others
  • Examples of how public and academic libraries are currently using web analytics
  • How your library can benefit from the use of web analytics

Only $85 for 180 minutes (2 sessions) of interactive learning!

Char Booth is E-Learning Librarian at UC Berkeley, and explores the integration of education, research, technology, and design in library services.

Paul Signorelli is a writer, trainer, presenter, and consultant who helps others become familiar with technology to facilitate positive change within organizations.

Facebook, Twitter and More: Using Social Software in the Library

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With David Lee King and Robin Hastings

Two 90-minute sessions:
Wednesdays, 12/1/10 and 12/8/10
2:30 – 4:00 p.m. EST

In this exclusive two-part event, librarians and social software experts David Lee King and Robin Hastings will discuss best practices and share ideas for using social networking sites as an essential part of library outreach and patron services.

This ALA TechSource double-bill workshop will cover

  • Collaboration with libraries and patrons using YouTube, Flickr and Dropbox
  • Marketing your library with Facebook
    and Twitter
  • 4 things your library MUST do when signing up for ANY social media tool
  • Time-savers and tools for maximizing your library’s social media reach
  • And much more!

David Lee King is the Digital Branch and Services Manager at the
Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library.
Robin Hastings is the Information Technology Manager for the
Missouri River Regional Library.

Only $85 for 180 minutes (2 sessions) of interactive learning!

http://www.alastore.ala.org/detail.aspx?ID=3165

Learn the best ways to evaluate your library’s online resources

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Evaluating and Selecting Online Resources
With Jill Grogg and Rachel Fleming-May

Tuesday, November 9th
2:30 – 4:00 p.m. EST

Now more than ever, librarians are looking for ways to effectively plan, execute, and evaluate their significant investment in electronic resources.

In this ALA TechSource workshop, you’ll learn

  • Standards for collecting and reporting usage data
  • How to understand the use and value of eResources beyond the information provided by log-on and download reports
  • How to create a localized, cost-effective guide for selecting eResources
  • The basics of negotiation for librarians, including a BATNA (Best Alternative to a Negotiated Agreement)
  • And much more!