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Gadgets in the Library: A Practical Guide to Personal Electronics for Librarians (ALA TechSource Workshop)
Jason Griffey
Item Number: 1541-8837
Publisher: ALA TechSource
Price: $85.00
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Gadgets in the Library: A Practical Guide to Personal Electronics for Librarians (ALA TechSource Workshop)

Part 1: Wednesday, July 23, 2014 at 2:30pm Eastern/1:30 Central/12:30 Mountain/11:30am Pacific.
Part 2: Thursday, July 24, 2014 at 2:30pm Eastern/1:30 Central/12:30 Mountain/11:30am Pacific.

Each session lasts 90 minutes.

Please note: sessions are not available for individual purchase.

Note: this is an online workshop hosted through Webex, a package of two 90-minute sessions. Once you register, you will be given very simple instructions that will help you ensure that you have the proper software and capabilities on your computer to run this event. Further technical information is available at the ALA TechSource FAQ page.

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ALA TechSource Workshops offer a convenient, hands-on learning experience that will help you and your colleagues make the best technology decisions for your library. Your registration includes recommended readings to enhance your learning and support focused discussion in chat. ALA TechSource Workshops are licensed for use by staff or users of the purchasing institution or library organization.
Gadgets in the Library: A Practical Guide to Personal Electronics for Librarians (ALA TechSource Workshop)

From the iPad to eReaders, gadgets are everywhere. As these personal electronic devices become ubiquitous in everyday life, it’s essential that libraries are fluent in their language. Whether your library wants to use these items in its services or purchase them to lend out to patrons, this two-part workshop will provide the foundation for bringing your library into the future through gadgets.

Session 1: Tablets and eReaders

This session will cover the following topics:

  • Why do we care?
  • Operating Systems versus Devices
  • Tools for Managing Devices
  • Discussion on best practices

Session 2: ChromeOS, Wearables, and Future Tech

This session will cover the following topics:

  • ChromeOS and Chromebooks
  • Wearables and the next 2-5 years
  • Circulation and Policy Decisions
  • Wrap up

About the Instructor

Jason Griffey is the founder and principal consultant at Evenly Distributed, a technology consulting firm for libraries and education. He has written extensively on libraries and technology, most recently a chapter in The Top Technologies Every Librarian Needs to Know: A LITA Guide. His previous book, Mobile Technology and Libraries, is a part of the award-winning Tech Set series. Named a Library Journal Mover & Shaker in 2009, Griffey has written and spoken internationally on topics such as the future of technology and libraries, personal electronics in the library, privacy, copyright, and intellectual property.  Griffey is the designer and director of The LibraryBox Project, an open source portable digital file distribution system.


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