ALA TechSource webinar “How to Go High Tech on a Tight Budget”

Event Information

Date: 

Wednesday, February 1, 2012 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm
Wednesday, February 8, 2012 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm

Event Type: 

Continuing Education - Webinar

Event Category: 

Administration
Professional/Personal Development
Technology/Digital/Web

CEU Hours: 

3.0

Cost: 

$25 for 2 online sessions, Part One is on Wed., Feb., 1, 2012 and Part Two is on Wed., Feb. 8, 2012

Payment: 

Please note: sessions are not available for individual purchase.

LibraryLinkNJ is subsidizing the cost for 10 individual members to take this online training from the American Library Association.  The price to you is just $25! That’s a 70% discount off the list price of $85.

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Descriptions

LibraryLinkNJ will purchase 10 individual registrations for the online, real time ALA TechSource webinar “How to Go High Tech on a Tight Budget” with Maurice Coleman and Robin Hastings

Date and Time:

Dates: Wednesday, February 1, 2012, 2:00pm – 3:30pm Eastern: Session 1
Wednesday, February 8, 2012, 2:00pm – 3:30pm Eastern: Session 2

Please note: sessions are not available for individual purchase.

The first 10 members to register by the deadline of 4 PM on Wednesday, January 18, 2012 are eligible for this discount.  A waiting list is available. 

Program Description:

Library users expect to get information quickly and communicate with staff easily, yet the underlying technology and staff knowledge required to meet those expectations and provide library services over the internet can seem daunting. Fortunately, the explosion of web-based services, social media, and open source content platforms means that you don’t have to hire an expensive team of developers and technicians to be current with technology. Maurice Coleman and Robin Hastings will discuss best practices for using technology to keep your library connected and up to date. With their expert guidance, you will be able to evaluate and implement low-cost tools for your systems and your patrons.

You will learn how to

  • Evaluate and manage open source software solutions
  • Use cloud services like Google and Dropbox to get the back-end tech work done for you
  • Find and use technology training at little or no cost
  • Choose the technology that will work for your library
  • Stay current with library technology in efficient ways
  • Keep your technology running smoothly and up to date with affordable resources

About the Instructors:

Maurice Coleman is the technical trainer at Harford County Public Library in Northeast Maryland. With 20 years’ experience, he has emphasized practical use of technology, computer training hardware and software skills, technology planning, and deployment. He hosts the popular library training podcast T is for Training and writes for the American Library Association Learning Round Table blog ALA Learning. Coleman was named a 2010 Library Journal Mover & Shaker and received the Citizens for Maryland Libraries Davis McCarn Technology Award.

Robin Hastings is the Information Technology Manager at the Missouri River Regional Library in Jefferson City, Missouri, overseeing the library’s network, websites, and training classes. She is the author of Collaboration 2.0 (Library Technology Reports 45:4, May/June 2009), and the book Microblogging and Lifestreaming in Libraries. Her personal blog is http://www.rhastings.net/.

Notes

Online Access Information:

After the registration deadline, all registered participants will receive additional confirmation and webinar access information.

Registration Information

Limit: 

10

Deadline for Registration is 4 pm, Wednesday, January 18, 2012.

IMPORTANTRegistering for this class commits you to submitting payment and to taking the class.  No cancellations or refunds are possible for ALA eLearning discounted offerings.

When LibraryLinkNJ purchases a seat in an ALA eLearning class or course, there is no possibility of our receiving a refund.  This means, if you change your mind about taking this course, we cannot give you a refund.  This is important for you to know, as this is different from the refund policy for LibraryLinkNJ programs.

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