What is TechFest?

Presented by LibraryLinkNJ, the New Jersey State Library and the New Jersey Library Association:

Join colleagues from around the state at one of three convenient locations
for a uniquely New Jersey learning experience at TechFest 2017!

We are selecting six or seven hot topics for our 20-minute Table Talks that we think will be of keen interest to all libraries in 2017.  Plus a a special presentation at the end of the morning to the whole group.

At Parsippany (subject to change)

  • Online Outreach Tools: quizzes, surveys, etc. for free/inexpensive promotion and marketing
  • Podcasts for Professionnal Development: the best apps for learning
  • Augmented Reality: practical applications for libraries
  • Lending Non-Traditional Items: what and how
  • Web Tools for Teaching Specific Topics & Engagement: exp: civics 
  • Chromecast Tips & Tricks: not just a casting device - it does a whole lot more
  • Learning to Code:  why its important, tools for beginners, resources
  • Mobile Gaming: how to use them for clubs, contests & events and other forms of customer engagement

At Gloucester (possible list and subject to change)

  • Crowdfunding Library Projects
  • Lending Non-Traditional Items: what and how
  • Understanding Two-Factor Authentication (2FA): Authentication Issues for Libraries
  • Password Managers: An Essential Tool for Digital Security and Privacy
  • Virtual Reality
  • and more!

All this -- plus networking with colleagues! -- for just $15 per person.

Space is strictly limited to 49 participants at each location. We’ll be happy to put you on a waitlist, but register early to secure your spot!

Audience: Everyone working in libraries - no matter what type of library, level of knowledge, familiarity or comfort with tech. Mix and mingle with newbies and techies alike.

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FY 2017 Dates, Locations & Cost

Choose from two dates and two locations:

  • Wednesday, January 11, 2017, Parsippany Public Library
  • Wednesday, March 8, 2017, Gloucester County Library, Mullica Hill

Time: Each program is 10 AM - 1 PM, with coffee starting at 9:30.
Cost: $15

Find out more details including registration, directions, payment, etc.

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