ALA TechSource webinar “Integrating iPads and Tablet Computers into Library Services”

Event Information

Date: 

Thursday, March 8, 2012 - 2:30pm to 4:00pm
Thursday, March 15, 2012 - 2:30pm to 4:00pm

Event Type: 

Continuing Education - Webinar

Event Category: 

Professional/Personal Development
Technology/Digital/Web

CEU Hours: 

3.0

Cost: 

$25 for 2 online sessions, Part One is on Thurs., Mar., 8, 2012 and Part Two is on Thurs., Mar. 15, 2012

Payment: 

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Descriptions

LibraryLinkNJ will purchase 10 individual registrations for the online, real time ALA TechSource webinar “Integrating iPads and Tablet Computers into Library Services” with Rebecca Miller, Carolyn Meier and Heather Moorefield-Lang.

Date and Time:

Thursday, March 8, 2012, 2:30-4:00pm Eastern: Session 1
Thursday, March 15, 2012, 2:30-4:00pm Eastern: Session 2

The first 10 members to register by the deadline of 4 PM on Thursday, February 23, 2012 are eligible for this discount.  A waiting list is available. 

Please note: sessions are not available for individual purchase.

Program Description:

Integrating iPads and Tablet Computers into Library Services (ALA TechSource Workshop)

Spurred by the launch of the iPad, the use and popularity of tablet computers has exploded. Tablets offer major potential for library services, including the ability to increase productivity and improve your library’s programs in such areas as reference services, collection management, and library instruction. In this two-part ALA TechSource workshop, Virginia Tech librarians Rebecca Miller, Heather Moorefield-Lang, Carolyn Meier will share their experiences with a multifaceted program, guiding you step-by-step in building a tablet program, from choosing and purchasing tablets through deployment.

Topics include:

  • Comparing platforms and features of tablet computers and other mobile devices
  • How to select and purchase according to your library’s needs and technology environment   
  • Developing policies related to tablet circulation (among both patrons and library staff), connectivity, and content
  • Ways to use tablets to increase staff productivity and enhance professional development
  • Using tablets to enhance reference and instructional services, collection management, and administrative responsibilities

About the Instructors:

Rebecca K. Miller is the College Librarian for Science, Life Sciences, and Engineering at Virginia Tech, and holds an MLS from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a BA from the College of William and Mary in Virginia.  Previously she served as the Digital Technologies Librarian at Louisiana State University and has published several articles on the topic of technology and instruction. Currently, she serves on the editorial boards of three journals and holds leadership positions in both national and state level professional organizations.  

Carolyn Meier is an Instructional Services librarian and coordinates First Year instruction in Newman Library at Virginia Tech. She received a BA in English from Ohio Dominican College, her MLS from the University of Michigan and has an ED.S in Instructional Technology from Virginia Tech. She presently serves as Co-Chair of the LIRT Transition to College committee. Her research interests focus on information literacy, assessment and outreach.  Her work interests include new methods for improving instruction and finding new technologies to reach students.

Heather Moorefield-Lang, the Education and Applied Social Sciences Librarian for Virginia Tech, received her MLIS from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and her Doctorate in Education at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She has published several articles on technology in libraries and education, as well as on the topic of arts in education and libraries. She is the chair of the AASL Best Websites for Teaching and Learning Committee.

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, Thursday, February 23, 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.

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