For immediate release | June 24, 2016

Using Apps to Become a More Productive Professional Workshop

CHICAGO—ALA TechSource announces an exciting new workshop, Using Apps to Become a More Productive Professional with Rita Gavelis. This workshop will last 90 minutes and take place at 2:30pm Eastern/1:30 Central/12:30 Mountain/11:30am Pacific on Wednesday, August 10, 2016.

Using Apps to Become a More Productive Professional Workshop

Handheld devices are not just convenient for reading email, surfing the Internet, and downloading eBooks, they are also powerful tools for performing research and office tasks. In this workshop, Gavelis will demonstrate how tablets and smartphones can function like a desktop or laptop in the library—from searching publications databases to creating and editing documents. Throughout the workshop, you will be introduced to and will explore popular productivity and office applications for creating, editing, and sharing documents, photos, and information. You will also investigate utilities for managing time, projects, and social media content to optimize your time and effectiveness on the go. Though an iPad will be used for demonstration purposes, the content of the workshop is applicable to Android and Windows devices, as well as the higher-end Nook and Kindle Fire Tablets.

After this workshop, you will be able to:

  • Identify apps for use as research tools
  • Create and edit documents on handheld devices
  • Share documents through storage applications
  • Print via a tablet or smartphone
  • Manage tasks and projects with a tablet or smartphone
  • Identify three methods for taking notes on handheld devices

About the Instructor

Rita Gavelis is a technology trainer and consultant with over 25 years of library experience. She has worked in academic, public, and corporate libraries and has worn many hats—from providing reference and document delivery to supervising technical services. She now focuses her efforts in developing and delivering dynamic workshops both online and in person. With her broad knowledge of software and web applications, she helps libraries, schools, and small businesses plan for and manage change as well as incorporate new technology into their workflow. Some of her recent clients include the Massachusetts Library System, The Connecticut State Libraries, and the National Network of Libraries of Medicine.

Registration for this ALA TechSource Workshop is available on the ALA Store. You can purchase registration at both individual and group rates.

ALA TechSource Workshops are designed to give you and your staff the opportunity to participate in a hands-on learning experience that will help you make the best technology decisions for your library.

ALA TechSource is a publishing imprint of the American Library Association. ALA TechSource publishes Library Technology Reports and the ALA TechSource Blog.

ALA Store purchases fund advocacy, awareness, and accreditation programs for library professionals worldwide.

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