There are many websites that provide information on individuals and businesses but not all are created equal. This class will help public librarians know where to look for different types of information and how to evaluate a site to determine its accuracy and trustworthiness.
Participants will learn how to use free web-based resources to find: • Telephone, Address and Other Verification Information • Professional Licensing • Real Property • Criminal and Court • Web Presence (Facebook, Twitter, etc.)
Bozarthzone! Instructional Design for the Real World: Tricks to Speed it Up, Make it Less Painful, and Amaze Your Friends
Join in for a fast, fun tour of quick tools and tricks that will support rapid instructional design, cut to the heart of needs analysis, and improve communication with subject matter experts and managers and others requesting training solutions.
- Are you looking for ways to engage teens in your library using technology?
- Is your staff intimidated by both teens and technology?
- Have you hosted successful technology programs for teens at your library?
As a follow-up to Teen Tech Week, join this interactive CSL In Session to discuss your successes and failures, hear about initiatives from other libraries, talk about ways to extend lessons learned during Teen Tech Week into Summer Reading and beyond, and learn how to get creative with securing funding for these initiatives.
Join YALSA for information on Maker Activities for Teen Tech Week. Teen Tech Week is when libraries make the time to showcase all of the great nonprint resources and services that are available to teens and their families. This year celebrate with the “DIY @ your library” theme during YALSA’s Teen Tech Week March 9-15, 2014.
How many passwords do you have to remember for your library?How many are for your own library accounts? How many are for the library’s databases or materials accounts? For social networking? Are these passwords secure? Safe? How many of those passwords must be shared with your coworkers?
Libraries everywhere struggle with passwords every day, and security is always a concern. Attend this session to learn how to ensure your passwords are safe, secure, and easily managed.
Hiding Your Trail! Smart Online Sleuthing is a 60 minutes class designed to help people learn about protecting their privacy and ensuring attorney/client confidentiality while doing online sleuthing for individuals and businesses. More and more information is not found in a subscription product but in savvy searching of social networks and publicly accessible documents.
The class will highlight websites for accessing free background information on individuals and businesses, with an emphasis on tips for using anonymous search engines.
Did your library's website grow quickly, perhaps without a clear direction or consideration for responsive design? Do statistics show that many pages on your site get low use? Sno-Isle Libraries is tackling these issues. They will share how they structured their project, the outcomes, and how they were able to get support for these unglamorous yet important web projects. Leave this session knowing the benefits of doing a website content analysis, usability studies, and the steps you can take to put your own project into action.
Every library needs a website...but what makes a good site? How can you figure out how to most effectively allocate your ressources and build a site that fits the needsd of your patrons, your staff, and your community?
In "The Library Website," our panel of experts will look at the dos, should-dos, and don'ts of library websites.
In our Tech Tools with Tine series, trainer Christine Walczyk typically tackles a single online tool for one hour. For this spring 2014 series, we're doing something a little different. Each week, Tine will be discussing a different technology topic of relevance to libraries. In this week's webinar, she'll share ways to make technology training more fun.
- What social media is and why it matters
- How to use social media to recruit and engage volunteers
- The Do’s and Don’ts of managing social media tools
- Where to go to get resources and help