Technology Workshops 2013

Basic ILL

A one-day workshop for public and school 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 17, 9:30-3:00

 

Cataloging for the Vermont Koha Community

This workshop will focus on good cataloging practices, with a focus on the Koha open source ILS. The first part of the day will be spent examining Koha cataloging issues and will include some cataloging basics, tips for properly matching a record, Z39.50 work in Koha, and using the Koha cataloging interface to create records. the second part of the day will be focused on discussion and consortium-specific questions.

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Midstate Library Service Center, Berlin - June 21, 10:00-2:30

 

Creating Video for Your Library

This workshop will cover the fundamentals of videography and provide hands on experience with non-linear editing software. While it’s not required to bring in your own video footage and photos, participants are welcome to do so.

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Midstate Library Service Center, Berlin - March 15, 9:30-3:00

 

E-readers, Audible Books, and More: Assistive Technology to Promote Literacy

Thanks to the fast paced world of technology, amazing tools for literacy are becoming increasingly available and integrated into the mainstream.  Dan Gilman and Amber Fulcher from the Vermont Assistive Technology Program will lead a hands-on exploration of low to high tech tools that help level the field and make literacy a possibility for everyone.  Participants will learn about alternative access to text for people with disabilities, including practical applications of handheld e-readers, audible books, physical and visual access to tablets, use of Smartphones, and computer access.  They will discuss how making this technology available promotes universal design and benefits all patrons.

NOTES: Please bring any devices you have.
             This workshop runs 10am-1pm. Plan to stay a bit later for more hands-on practice.

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Midstate Library Service Center, Berlin - April 30, 10:00-1:00

 

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 30, 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 - April 22, 9:30-12:30

 

Makers and Librarians, Makerspaces and Libraries

The Maker Movement: Creators, inventors, artists, crafters, passionate about building a community of learning. Makerspaces: Places that bring people together to share tools, skills, and knowledge to create through doing and playing.

Libraries have always been about engaging with communities and supporting knowledge creation. The intersection with the maker movement/makerspaces can encompass a dedicated space or one-off programming. It can be high or low tech.

Join us for a day devoted to exploring the Maker movement, and makerspaces in libraries. In the afternoon, we will have a hands-on train the trainer session programming and creating with open source hardware.

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

 

Technology Trends 2013

Has anyone come into your library in wearable computers? Will that happen soon and what does it mean for library services?  Are e-readers dead?  Are tablets going to be around forever? 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. We will talk about these questions and more as we look at what's up with technology for libraries (and their customers) in 2013.

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Aldrich Library, Barre - August 13, 9:30-4:00

 

Vermont Online Library and Gale Resources 

This webinar will provide an overview of Gale resources available from Vermont Online Library including its newest resources: Biography in Context, Business Insights, Career Transitions, Chilton Library, Powerspeak Languages, and Small Business Resource Center. Learn how to search the databases, how to subscribe to journals in General OneFile, use Career Transitions to research careers, find consumer health videos in Health and Wellness Resource Center and much more!

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Webinar - March 26, 10-11:30

Webinar - April 25, 1-2:30