Technology Workshops 2012

Basic ILL

A one-day informal workshop for school and public librarians. Participants should be familiar with the VALS Web2 Catalogs, VALS email and the Internet. We will cover in-state as well as out-of-state interlibrary loan procedures with group discussion and hands-on activities.

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Midstate Library Service Center, Berlin - April 11, 9:30-3:00

Midstate Library Service Center, Berlin - October 3, 9:30-3:00

 

Career Transitions Webinar

Vermont Department of Library’s career resource, Career Transitions, has a new look and several new features. This workshop will focus on making you familiar with this complete, self-paced resource that walks job-seekers through the entire process of finding a career from assessing strengths and interests, to exploring new opportunities, to ultimately improving the chances of landing a job. Career Transitions is a turnkey career resource that saves staff time and effort and provides users with an easy-to-use tool to support their job search from start to finish. We’ll look at popular features and talk about ways to integrate this resource into your library.

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Career Transitions Webinar - February 7, 9:30-10:30

 

Creating Video for Your Library

This hands-on workshop will cover the fundamentals of videography and provide hands on experience with non-linear editing software. Participants will be asked to bring photos and video footage of their libraries to experiment with. If participants are unable to supply these there will be video cameras onsite to create footage if need be.

Midstate Library Service Center, Berlin - May 18, 9:30-3:00

 

First Aid for Computers: Basic PC and Network Repair

Oh my gosh, the machine won't boot, there's no connection to the internet, the program won't open! Are there any simple, initial steps that might get us back up and running? You betcha. Try these before making that call.

If you have any derelict computers, please bring them along.

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Midstate Library Service Center, Berlin - August 24, 9:30-3:30

 

LibraryWorld Sharing

There are a number of tips and trick for getting the most out of LibraryWorld. Are you still stumped by one of the features of LibraryWorld? Maybe you’ve discovered a feature that no one else has. Come and share your secrets with other LibraryWorld denizens for developing reports, cataloging materials, setting policies. We’ll have a few experienced LibraryWorld librarians who have developed some very solid techniques and hope you’ll share some of your ideas, as well.

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Midstate Library Service Center, Berlin - May 1, 9:30-3:30

 

Medical Reference

Geared mainly toward public librarians, this 3 hour session covers reference service provision to those asking health-related questions. The class will explore specific issues that may arise in a health reference interview, and focus on answering health reference questions with information resources available freely online. The class will also examine collection development tools for choosing consumer health materials, and the resources, services and programs for librarians offered by the Dana Medical Library, Fletcher Allen Health Care and the National Network of Libraries of Medicine, New England Region. The session will combine demonstrations and hands-on activities.

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Midstate Library Service Center, Berlin - July 17, 9:30-12:30

 

Patrons and Gale Resources: How to Get Them to Skip Google and Use the Library

This 1.5 hr workshop will go behind the scenes of Gale resources provided by Vermont Department of Libraries. Did you know you can put a search box for Gale resources on your library’s web page? We’ll cover that access point plus more; pick the best one for you and your community! We'll also take a look at different ways of configuring the interfaces of your Gale databases to make them as easy to use as possible using Gale Admin. Lastly, we'll take a look at accessing and running usage reports - you'll be able to find out how many people are accessing your Gale resources from home and in the library!

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Patrons and Gale Resources Webinar - February 13, 1:00-2:30

 

Technology Trends 2012

Each year the technology people use, and could be using changes, and it's hard for a librarian to keep up with what's in, what's out, what's useful, and what's not. This session looks at how technology is being used to collaborate, create, and participate. Along with learning about current technologies, participants will have the opportunity to consider how to effectively integrate these technologies into library programs and services - both virtual and face-to-face.

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Aldrich Library, Barre - August 14, 9:30-4:00

 

Videogames in the Library

Have you considered integrating videogames into your library’s programming but find the prospect of doing so daunting? This workshop aims to dispel those worries. Participants will learn about common misconceptions, social implications, and the entertainment value of gaming in the library. An examination of successful programs, equipment, terminology, resources, and games will provide participants with the confidence to tackle the rising demand for videogames in the library.

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Aldrich Library, Barre - July 20, 9:30-3:00

 

Working with Koha

Are you getting the most out of Koha’s reporting features? Are you finding it easy to input your records for A/V materials and ephemera? Are you really comfortable with all the administrative functions? Come and hear from the experts, as well as share your tips and tricks. Representatives from the VOKAL implementation team will be on hand to help you find the keys to gracious living … through Koha.

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Midstate Library Service Center, Berlin - October 26, 9:30-3:30