GOOGLE HANGOUTS ON AIR: How Libraries Can Use Google HangoutsSubmitted by: Bonnie Lafazan, Berkeley College Library, Woodbridge Campus, Oct 22, 2014
How Libraries Can Use Google Hangouts on Air?
- Host any program (i.e. story hour, guest speaker) held at your library and stream it live!
- Book/Author Discussions: Users can watch and/or participate from anywhere
- Research or reference sessions: one-on-one or group
- Demo new technologies or share resources
- Host a staff or committee meeting
- Great method to reach your community beyond your library’s physical space
- Record programs and post on your website or social media for later viewing. Views only need access to YouTube link.
- Live Apps allows for a variety of sharing and participatory activities.
- Host of hangout may experience technical glitches such as camera, internet or microphone difficulties
- Participants must have access to either a smart phone, tablet or PC that has internet access with at least a microphone capability. Viewers must have internet access
Bonnie Lafazan, J.D.; M.L.S.
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