Cloud Computing For Librarians: An Introduction

Wednesday, 11/18/2015
  • 2:30 PM (Eastern)
  • 1:30 PM (Central)
  • 12:30 PM (Mountain)
  • 11:30 AM (Pacific)

The computer world is constantly talking about cloud computing and the revolutionary implications of shifting from owning and operating local servers to Web-based services. But what does cloud computing actually mean, and how can you put it to use for yourself, your library and your library’s users? In this new workshop, Krista Godfrey, Web Services Librarian at Memorial University of Newfoundland, will introduce you to the cloud, explaining how it works in straightforward terms librarians at every technical level can understand.  She’ll then show how you can use cloud-based tools to collaborate, save money, and make your library more efficient.

Topics include:
  • What is the cloud?
  • Implications of the cloud for librarians and library staff
  • Using the cloud for personal productivity and professional development
  • Making the cloud work for library users
  • Mobile devices and the cloud

Learning Outcomes

You'll have a good understanding of cloud computing and how to use it in your library.

Who Should Attend

Anyone interested in cloud computing.


As a liaison librarian, Krista Godfrey became interested in instructional technologies. Her growing interest in the use of technologies in libraries recently lead her to a position as Web Services Librarian at Memorial University of Newfoundland, where she concentrates on the library website, usability, user experience and mobile library resources. She is currently the president/treasurer of the Ontario Library Information Technology Association. She blogs at the wee librarian.



  • Individual Registration is $60.00
  • Group Registration is $120.00

How to Register

You can register at the ALA Store by going to for individuals and for groups.

Tech Requirements

This is an online event hosted through Webex. Further technical information is available at the ALA Store FAQ page.