Technology

Watch this free ALA TechSource hourlong webinar, Organization 2.0: Building the Participatory Library with John Blyberg and Meredith Farkas.

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Thursday, August 20 | 6:00 p.m. Central - In this webinar, participants will celebrate and explore this year's list of AASL Best Apps for Teaching & Learning in the categories of Content Creation, Organization & Management, STEM, Social Sciences, and Books. Participants will also learn how the apps can be used in classrooms and school libraries to engage students, inspire learning, and dive into inquiry.
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Wednesday, August 26 | 6:00 p.m. Central - In this webinar, explore the best of the 2015 AASL Best Websites for Teaching & Learning with Heather Moorefield-Lang, past-chair, and Lucy Santos Green, current chair of the Best Websites committee. Best Websites honors websites of exceptional value to inquiry-based teaching and learning as embodied in AASL's learning standards. From this year’s recipients, Lucy and Heather hand-picked a selection of great sites just for librarians and classroom teachers. They will discuss how these websites can be used and share examples from the field.
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For years libraries have been providing access and training to technology through their services and programs. Kids can learn to code, build a robot, and make a movie with an iPad at the library. But what can they do when they get home? How can libraries expand their reach to help more than just the youth they see every day? The Meridian Library (ID) has chosen to start circulating new types of technology. Want to learn about Arduinos? Check one out from our library! What is a Raspberry Pi? You get 4 weeks to figure it out. Robots too expensive to buy? Too many iPad apps to choose from?
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In this webinar, learn about the best of the AASL Best Websites for Teaching & Learning with Heather Moorefield-Lang, chair of the Best Websites committee. The Best Websites for Teaching & Learning honors websites, tools, and resources of exceptional value to inquiry-based teaching and learning as embodied in the American Association of School Librarians' Standards for the 21st-Century Learner. Heather has handpicked a selection of great sites just for librarians and she discusses how they can be used and examples from the field.
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Parents are faced with ever-expanding media options to share with their children, and many children’s librarians are beginning to incorporate apps and eBooks for young children into their collections and programming to satisfy the growing need for reader's advisory in the app space ("Appvisory"). This webinar will explore why and how incorporating digital media into our collections and programming is now an essential part of children’s librarianship, and tips and tricks for translating traditional storytelling techniques into the digital realm.
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This on-demand webinar explores the new wave of creative spaces appearing in public libraries all over the United States and explain why libraries have an essential role to play in digital media creation. Toby Greenwalt and Mick Jacobsen from the Skokie (Ill.) Public Library share their insights on how to sell the concept of a Digital Media Lab to library administration, set up a space that fits any budget, and offer programs and services that maintain public interest over time. If you build it, they will come! This archived webinar was originally presented January 25, 2012.
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This one-hour session addresses the increasing demand of scholars and researchers for access to the underlying data that supports the conclusions in published materials. In response, publishers provide datasets either as stand-alone products or attached to publications. Many questions about how the information community will deal with these resources are unanswered. Traditional bibliographic, discovery, citation, and preservation tools are not well-equipped to address these new content types. An ALCTS webcast
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The first webcast in a series on standards in the library environment addressing why standards are important to libraries in areas other than the traditional technical services areas.
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How can you improve your patrons’ e-book experience at your library? This on-demand webinar looks at library customer service related to e-books. Presenters detail ways to improve your library’s website in order to optimize the e-book lending experience; discuss ideas for improving the e-book experience inside the library; give an overview of e-book programming ideas from different libraries; and share proven marketing ideas. This archived webinar was originally presented May 1, 2012, as part of "Public Librarian’s Guide to E-Books: A PLA Webinar Series." Running time: 1 hour, 9 minutes.

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