Technology Workshops 2014

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 30, 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 - , 10:00-2:30

 

Evaluating and Improving Your Library Website

Your website is a virtual access point to your library and its services, so it’s important to make sure it focuses on the needs and wants of your library users.  This workshop will discuss the elements of a good website and how to gather user data to customize for your community.  Participants will learn to design from the user’s perspective as opposed to a librarian’s perspective.

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

 

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 22, 9:30-3:30

 

Koha User Day

A full day of sharing with users of the Koha integrated library system. Representatives from the Koha user community in Vermont will solicit and organize topics for discussion that will include opportunities for hands-on activities. If you have particular topics that you would like to suggest or if you would be interested in helping to organize this day, please contact Sheila Kearns. sheila.kearns@state.vt.us

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

 

LibraryWorld Day

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 - October 17, 9:30-12:30

 

Managing Public Access Computers

In this half-day workshop we will answer the question: What software options enable patrons to have a meaningful and useful computer experience while still protecting the machines? We will look at simple tools and strategies for configuring and managing public access computers. We will discuss the current standard for hardware and software and what “lockdown” options are available. You’ll have hands-on opportunity to look at various options, including OpenOffice and Deepfreeze. Come and share your successes and hear what other librarians are doing.

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Midstate Library Service Center, Berlin - April 28, 9:30-12:30

 

Network Troubleshooting 101

If your library has more than one computer connected to an Internet connection, it is likely you will end up having to do some network troubleshooting. While you might feel confident solving some problems, there might be times when you need help.

In this workshop we will review the basic components of computer networks and some basic procedures for identifying the sources of networking problems. You will learn the terminology and concepts that will make it easier to communicate with a professional network technician. You will also get some guidance from a professional network technician about the kinds of questions you are likely to be asked when you call for assistance.

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Midstate Library Service Center, Berlin - July 15, 9:30-12:30

 

Vermont Library Tech Unconference

An event that will bring people together, of all skill levels, that manage technology in Vermont’s public libraries, to discuss the best tools, how to manage them, and move our libraries forward. Hear what other libraries are doing and to share your ideas.

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Midstate Library Service Center, Berlin - April 9, 10:00-4:00

 

What Are They Making @ Your Library?

Come and show off the maker programs you’ve been offering this year – high tech and low tech. Share your stories. Contribute to a showcase of projects. Did you receive a Vermont Libraries and Makers grant? Tell us about it.  For old timers and newcomers: Walk away with inspiration and exciting program ideas for your library.

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Midstate Library Service Center, Berlin - August 28, 9:30-3:00