How to Understand and Build Your Own 802.11n Wireless LAN
Until the widespread use of 802.11n, wireless LANs traded lower connection speed for convenience. With 802.11n, wireless LANs blow past Fast Ethernet through a combination of new radio techniques and improvements to the efficiency of the underlying protocol. Join Matthew Gast to learn why 802.11n is so fast, how to build a network based on it, and take a peek ahead at the coming gigabit standards.
Jason Griffey, Head of Library IT at the University of Tennessee Chattanooga, will demo his LibraryBox, a self-contained digital resource sharing device. With just a small router, a flash drive and a battery pack, LibraryBox utilizes Free, Libre and Open Source software (FLOSS) to create mobile wireless file access networks where users can download digital content - a portable, download only digital library.
Nonprofit organizations, in an effort to streamline their costs and their efforts, need to think strategically about technology. Not to mention that hard economic times demand that all organizations develop creative and innovative ways of looking at their programming, infrastructure, and fundraising. In this workshop, we’ll show you how to save costs on IT by moving your infrastructure to the cloud, specifically talking about Google Apps (Google Email, Calendar, Documents/Drive and Sites), which are available at NO COST to nonprofit organizations through the Google for Nonprofits program at http://www.google.com/nonprofits/.
- What is Google Apps for Nonprofits
- How you can register your organization for the program
- What Google products are most useful for you?
- Best Practices for moving your organization to Google Apps
- Case Studies of other organizations who have made the switch
Did you know:
- You can find census data for your neighborhood just by entering your address?
- In three short steps –by entering your city and state name and clicking “Go” – you can see more than 450 characteristics about your city?
- It is easy to make a table comparing all counties in California on one data point?
- You can search for all data available on a single topic - like poverty - simply by entering a 2-digit code and a wildcard?
- With one click, you can convert a data table to a thematic map?
- You can create tables of business data as easily as you create demographic tables?
The goal of this webinar is to demystify the process of accessing Census Bureau data by imparting the LOGIC of the data access tool, American FactFinder (AFF).
After this 1-hour series of exercises demonstrating the functionality and various features of the AFF (along with step-by-step instructions provided on the handout), library professionals should be able to simply “plug in” their choices of topic and geography to answer the real world questions posed by their users.
This webinar will be of interest to public libraries, medical libraries, law libraries, school and university libraries, reference desk staff, and all others engaged in providing customer service to people needing Census data.
|PLEASE NOTE: This entire presentation will consist of “hands-on” exercises with Census Bureau datasets. It will make use of data from the 2010 Census and the American Community Survey as well as other Census Bureau programs to solve real-life problems. A PowerPoint handout will be provided for reference purposes only. We strongly recommend that you print the handouts in advance.|
Webinars are free of charge and registration is only done on the day of the event on the WebEx server. No passwords are required.
LSSC will offer an hour-long webinar on the program and how it works. The presentation will explain the value of this certification to Library Support Staff, employers, and library users. You will also have the opportunity to have all of your questions answered by program staff members. This webinar is open to all interested candidates.
When was the last time you reviewed your Volunteer Handbook or Policies and Procedures Manual? It’s probably been too long. Learn how to create a living document that can help both paid and volunteer staff be better informed and know what is expected of them. A good Volunteer Handbook can also help you better identify and deal with challenging volunteers. Whether you’re just starting to create a Handbook or if you’re looking for best practices on information to include, this webinar will evaluate the Handbook you have and help you create a stronger framework for your volunteer engagement program.
This session will provide libraries with an overview of the general eligibility requirements for naturalization, how residents in their community can file for naturalization, the naturalization interview process, and the USCIS publications and resources to help immigrants prepare for naturalization. Information from this session will assist libraries in serving immigrant communities in their areas. It will provide up-to-date information to staff who already teach ESL/citizenship information and will provide an overview for those libraries that might wish to engage in such a service. Read more at http://www.sos.wa.gov/library/libraries/firsttuesdays/default.aspx
(West Virginia Library Commission)
Megan Tarbett of WVLC, author of a recent article in the October 2011 issue of VOYA, will share tips on how to use bookstore-style marketing strategies to get your library rocking.
For more information and to register for this program, contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
What do you do when it's time to ask a volunteer to leave your organization? This webinar will give you the tools to address challenges around difficult volunteers, volunteers aging in place, and suggestions to minimize these situations in the future. Suggestions for determining when a volunteer should be terminated, and making it easier on you, other volunteers, and staff will be presented. And, the role that risk management plays in these decisions will also be included.
This webinar will overview past efforts and future potential of libraries and librarians working with Wikipedia.
Wikipedia is an increasingly prominent player in the web search environment, and more people are finding it "a good place to start research." Despite open questions regarding quality, Wikipedia shares common goals with libraries in ensuring free accessibility to information, and relying on authoritative sources. This presentation will overview the past efforts and future potential of public libraries and librarians working with Wikipedia. Discussed are strategies to drive web- and foot-traffic to libraries through the use of Wikipedia. Plus powerful tips and tricks are revealed into the software and policies of Wikipedia, helping librarians to critically address quality for themselves. Max is presenting an additional webinar on July 31 geared more toward academic libraries. For additional information about Max's work, see Wikipedian in Residence Stops By.
Presented by: Max Klein, Wikipedian in Residence at OCLC Research