Discount ALA Online Training Offer from LibraryLinkNJ! - two-part, online, real-time ALA TechSource Workshop “Using Google Apps for a More Efficient Library”

Event Information


Wednesday, September 7, 2011 - 2:30pm to 4:00pm

Event Type: 

Continuing Education - Webinar

Event Category: 

Professional/Personal Development

CEU Hours: 





Cost of $25 is for 2 online sessions.  The second session is on Wed., Sept. 14th, 2:30 pm

Please send payment (purchase order or check payable to LibraryLinkNJ) to:


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Target Audience

For all types of libraries.


LibraryLinkNJ has purchased 10 individual registrations for the two-part, online, real-time ALA TechSource Workshop “Using Google Apps for a More Efficient Library” with Suzann Holland.

Dates and Times:

Wednesday, September 7, 2011, 2:30pm Eastern. Session 1: Meet Google Apps–Beyond Gmail

Wednesday, September 14, 2011, 2:30pm Eastern. Session 2: The Next Level–Mastering Google Apps

Each online session is 90 minutes long.  This is a package of 2 sessions and cannot be purchased individually.

LibraryLinkNJ is subsidizing the cost for 10 individual members to take this online training.  The price to you for these two sessions is just $25! That’s a 71% discount off the actual price of $85.

The first 10 members to register by the deadline of 5 PM on Wednesday, August 24th, are eligible for this discount.  A waiting list is available.  Registered participants must commit to attending both sessions.  You need a User Account to register for any CE event.  If you have not done so already, go to the  front page of this website and set up your User Account.

Program Description:

Budget cuts mean longer shifts at the reference desk or in circulation, so less time for composing library marketing materials, staff training, grant writing, or collaborative work. Google Apps is a free, powerful suite of programs that can make this type of work easier, more efficient, and less time consuming. From calendars to communication, Google’s web-based tools are ideal for collaborating across different schedules and locations or accessing documents from multiple computers. Google Apps can help librarians get more done in less time.

In this two-part workshop, library administrator and Google Apps expert Suzann Holland will show how to boost productivity for you and library staff by taking a few simple steps.

Session 1:  Meet Google Apps–Beyond Gmail

Wednesday, September 7, 2011, 2:30pm Eastern

Topics include:

    * Choosing the Best Flavor of Google Apps

    * The Core Four–Gmail, Calendar, Docs, and Reader

    * The Second Tier–Voice, Groups, iGoogle, and Bookmarks


Session 2:  The Next Level–Mastering Google Apps

Wednesdays, September 14, 2011, 2:30pm Eastern

Topics include:

    * Basic Tools, New Realms–Filter Hacks and Calendar Layers

    * Text Expansion–The Ultimate Weapon

    * The Case for Keyboard Shortcuts

    * To the Next Level –Great Resources for Mastery

About the Instructor

Suzann Holland has been a public library director since 2003. She received her MLIS and MA in History from University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in 2000, as well as CPLA certification from the Public Library Association in 2008. She is the 2010 winner of the Public Libraries Feature Article Award. A condensed overview of her Google Apps management strategies appears in the forthcoming LibraryManagement Tips that Work (ALA Editions, 2011).


Online Access Information:

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

Registration Information




Deadline for Registration is 5 pm, Wednesday, August 24th

LibraryLinkNJ subsidizes the cost of each class to make high-quality, low-cost training available to staff of member libraries. Please pay registration fees promptly.

You may cancel up to ten 10 business days before a scheduled class without penalty and receive a credit for another class, or a full refund. If you cancel less than ten days before, you are responsible for payment.  For complete payment and cancellation policies, go to

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