GOOGLE HANGOUTS ON AIR: How Libraries Can Use Google Hangouts

GOOGLE HANGOUTS ON AIR: How Libraries Can Use Google Hangouts

Submitted 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


  • Free
  • 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

Next time: Let’s Meet in a Google Hangout On Air! November 10 at 1 pm EST (click on link to attend or email for an invite)

Contact Information: 

Bonnie Lafazan, J.D.; M.L.S.

Library Director

Berkeley College

430 Rahway Avenue

Woodbridge, NJ 07095

732-750-1800 Ext. 2200


Topic Categories: 

  • Social Networking
  • Visual Social Media
  • Productivity Tools
  • Programming & Services


  • apps
  • productivity
  • programming
  • social media
  • social networking

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