The focus of this presentation will be about the comparison of different screen readers and their use in a library setting. This session will also include a practical guide to using different screen readers,
Contextual Inquiry is an ethnographic research method that involves in-depth, participant-led sessions where users take on the role of educator, teaching the researcher by walking them through tasks in the physical environment in which they typically perform them. It can be used to better understand the intents and motivations behind user behavior and works well as an accompaniment to quantitative data, illuminating the “why” behind the “what.”
Web search engines such as Google, Bing, and Yahoo are integral to making information more discoverable on the open web. How can you expose data about your organization, its services, people, collections, and other information in a way that is meaningful to these search engines?
IT Security starts with some basics like using good passwords, keeping everything updated and following other basic precautions. Understanding the reasons behind these rules is critical. This session will help you learn how to "Stay Safe From Ransomware, Hackers & Snoops".
Looking for a beginner's crash course in game making software and process? Games can be an excellent teaching resource, and game development is easier than ever. Whether you're looking to develop your own teaching resources or run a game-making program for users, this course will give you the information you need to choose the most appropriate software development tool, structure your project, and accomplish your goals.
Metadata Management Tools is an asynchronous, online course designed for library staff who regularly work manipulating MARC and metadata sets or library school students interested in the subject of metadata management.
Libraries collect many different types of data, from demographic data, usage statistics to survey responses. As the amount of data grows, how can we present data and information clearly and efficiently in order to assist decision making? We will discuss what data visualization is, learn different types of visualization and how to choose an effective visualization for a dataset. Last, but not least, we will explore Microsoft PowerBI that enables users to create dashboards and interactive reports.
Building Community, Culture, and Capacity with a UX Lab. This webinar will discuss the process of the University of Toronto Libraries opening a User Research and Usability (UX) Lab in September 2017, the first space of its kind on campus. The UX Lab is open to students, staff, and faculty by appointment or during weekly drop in hours.
This spring, LITA’s Patron Privacy Interest Group will offer a webinar/training series on privacy issues for libraries! Targeted at “advanced newcomers,” this series is for you if you’re interested in privacy issues; have ever wondered how to protect the data you use; and read through the Patron Privacy Checklists and wondered what else was out there.
A solid background in the fundamentals of project management will increase the success of any project. This course presents the basics of the Projecte Managment Body of Knowledge (PMBOK) with practical experience to provide the individual with the tools to create a successful project plan.