Library & Information Technology Assn.
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?
Work smarter, collaborate faster and share code or other files with the library community using the popular version control system Git.
Librarians and repository managers are increasingly asked to take a data-centric approach approach for content management and impact measurement. This course will teach you the concepts of metrics and dimensions along with hand-on activities of how to use Google Analytics on library data from institutional repository.
Clone of Yes, You Can Video: A how-to guide for creating high-impact instructional videos without tearing your hair out
Have you ever wanted to create an engaging and educational instructional video, but felt like you didn't have the time, ability, or technology? Are you perplexed by all the moving parts that go into creating an effective tutorial? In this session, Anne Burke and Andreas Orphanides will help to demystify the process, breaking it down into easy-to-follow steps, and provide a variety of technical approaches suited to a range of skill sets. They will cover choosing and scoping your topic, scripting and storyboarding, producing the video, and getting it online.
Since the first versions were released in 2002, Creative Commons licenses have become an important part of the copyright landscape, particularly for organizations that are interested in freely sharing information and materials. Participants in this 90 minute webinar will learn about the current Creative Commons licenses and how they relate to copyright law.
This 90 minute webinar will include a discussion and demonstration of practical tools for online privacy that can be implemented in library PC environments or taught to patrons in classes/one-on-one tech sessions, including browsers for privacy and anonymity, tools for secure deletion of cookies, cache, and internet history, tools to prevent online tracking, and encryption for online communications.
Privacy tools are a hot topic in libraries, as librarians all over the country have begun using and teaching privacy-enhancing technologies, and considering the privacy and security implications of library websites, databases, and services. But where does email fit into this? We'll cover the issues with email, and teach about how to use GPG to encrypt emails and keep them safe.
The explosion of new library user experience roles, named and unnamed, the community growing around it, the talks, conferences, and corresponding literature signal a major shift. But the status of library user experience design as a professional field is impacted by the absence of a single consistent definition of the area.
Kids, tweens, teens and their parents are increasingly interested in computer programming education, and they are looking to public and school libraries as a host for the informal learning process that is most effective for learning to code. This webinar will share lessons learned through youth coding programs at libraries all over the U.S. We will discuss tools and technologies, strategies for promoting and running the program, and recommendations for additional resources.
Attend a free one hour webinar to discover what learning to teach coding is all about, and then register for and attend the full day LITA preconference at 2015 ALA Annual in San Francisco. Learn to Teach Coding and Mentor Technology Newbies – in Your Library or Anywhere! (LIT2)