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Please join TNT for our next webinar, focused on Library Technology for People with Disabilities!
Who: Holly Mabry is a virtual reference librarian for NCknows and Chatstaff and has a strong interest in library services for people with disabilities.
What: This webinar will show how library technology (websites, mobile apps, assistive technology, and more) can be used to provide information services for people with vision, hearing, mobility, and cognitive disabilities.
When: Thursday, May 22 at 12 noon – 1pm.
Where: Online via Blackboard Collaborate! Please register at http://goo.gl/KQ4kGl by 5pm on Wednesday, May 21. Links and directions will be sent out after registration has closed.
Questions? Please contact Jenny Dale at jedale2[at]uncg[dot]edu.
Who: Katie O’Connor, LIS student at UNC Greensboro and Reference Intern at UNCG Libraries
What: A TNT Webinar on Social Media Creation and Management for Libraries
Why: Last fall, Katie began managing UNCG Libraries’ social media accounts, including Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Blogger. In this webinar, she will share her experience with social media content creation and management. She will give tips and tricks for best practices for social media, highlighting the benefits that a solid social media presence can bring to academic libraries.
When: Tuesday, April 29 at 3pm in Blackboard Collaborate
Sign up here by Tuesday, April 29 at noon. You’ll be sent a link and directions after registration closes.
Questions? Contact Jenny Dale at jedale2[at]uncg[dot]edu.
Many thanks to the State Library of North Carolina for asking us to participate in bringing Jason Griffey to NC back in March. If you attended, you were treated to an innovative, engaging look at mobile technologies as well as a look forward at the technologies that will be a part of our future. My apologies that this is getting up so late (where did the month of March go?) but we wanted to make srue to share Jason’s slides with anyone who was not able to attend or who may not have been able to download them from LibraryBox.
Jason’s slides are available online at: https://www.dropbox.com/s/j7t6fstwnpz6euw/NC%20Workshop.pdf
I want to say a special thanks to our TNT volunteers, who coordinated lunch, and to our host libraries, UNC Asheville, High Point Public, Wake Tech, and ECU.
Be on the lookout for more great events from TNT in the near future!
If you had to miss our February 25 webinar, “Tag! You’re It: RFID in the NCSU Libraries,” never fear – your recording and slides are here!
Tag! You’re It: RFID in the NCSU Libraries from nclatechandtrends
The recording of the live session is also available here.
Thanks again to Christee and Mara from NCSU Libraries for sharing their RFID knowledge with us!
Technology and Trends is partnering with the State Library to bring Jason Griffey to North Carolina to do workshops in four locations around the state. If you’re not familiar with Jason, check out his website for more info: http://jasongriffey.net/. The workshops are FREE and this will be a fantastic learning opportunity, so please sign up for one or both of the half-day workshops at a location near you!
Registration closes TODAY so sign up now using the links below for one of the half day workshops or the full day.
We’re also providing a special perk for TNT members – Lunch with Jason! At each location, a select number of attendees will be able to have lunch with Jason between the morning and afternoon workshops. If selected, you would sit at a table in a separate area of the venue and get to talk to him in a more personal environment. The number of seats available at the table depends on the venue, and we will be drawing names at random.
Enter the drawing for Lunch with Jason here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1vAnOWjOIyr_MLCszXhLxE66EV_F4FW32tW-A5vrjPWk/viewform
You must be an active TNT member to enter this drawing. Lunch will be available to all attendees on site, but you will have to pay for your own lunch or bring one with you, if you choose. More information about food options will be available later. Entering this drawing does NOT register you for the workshops. Please follow the links below to register for the workshop(s) at the location nearest you.
Full announcement for more information:
In partnership with NCLA’s Technology and Trends Round Table, we’re excited to announce that internationally-known library technologist, writer, blogger, Head of Library Information Technology at the University of Tennessee-Chattanooga, and LibraryBox kickstarter Jason Griffey, is coming to North Carolina in March!
Jason will offer half-day workshops – Low Barrier Technologies: Mobile and Portable Technology in Your Library and Technology Trends and Issues – at each of the following locations:
Low Barrier Technologies
We hope to see you there!
Join us on Tuesday, 2/25 at 2:30pm in Blackboard Collaborate for the next installment in the TNT webinar series: Tag, You’re It! RFID in the NCSU Libraries!
New Hunt Library, NC State University by kmoliver on flickr.com (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)
Who: Christee Pascale (Associate Head, Acquisitions & Discovery) and Mara Mathews (University Library Technician, User Experience), NCSU Libraries
What: Tag, You’re It! RFID in the NCSU Libraries
In January 2013, NCSU implemented RFID in the James B. Hunt Jr. Library. This webinar will consider practical technical and public service aspects of NCSU Libraries’ planning, rollout, and current RFID operations. Please join to learn more about RFID, how NCSU Libraries setup our installation, and what we’ve learned in our first year!
When: Tuesday, 2/25 at 2:30pm
Where: Online in Blackboard Collaborate! Sign up online by 12 midnight on Monday, 2/24. You’ll receive a link and instructions on Tuesday, 2/25 by 11am.
Questions? Contact Jenny Dale at jedale2[at]uncg[dot]edu.
The New Members Round Table and the Technology and Trends Round Table are partnering up to offer our members a unique opportunity to gain practice presenting, get some professional development, and share your ideas with other librarians! In the new year, we will start a series of webinars presented by YOU! This series is open to any member of NMRT OR TNT – you do not have to be a member of both organizations to submit a proposal.
Never presented online before? No worries! We’re kicking off the series on January 15 at noon with a webinar on “Best Practices for Presenting Online,” led by Beth Filar Williams, Coordinator of Library Services for Distance Learning at UNCG. Then, for the months of February, March, April, and May, we’ll enjoy webinars presented by you, the members of NMRT and TNT. This webinar is open to everyone.
Please RSVP for the Jan. 15 webinar here: http://bit.ly/1lzCjt2 We will send more information out about this webinar soon.
Here are the guidelines to participate in this series:
– must be a current member of NMRT OR TNT
– presentation must be related to technology in some way (best practices for using it, teaching it, applying it in a new way, emerging technologies……)
– each presentation will last no more than an hour, including time for questions
– webinars will be conducted via Google Hangout
– submit your proposal here: http://bit.ly/1dtzwdN
– deadline to submit: January 30, 2014
– participants will be informed of acceptance by: February 7, 2014
Please contact Kathy Shields (kshields[at]highpoint.edu) or Melanie Wood (melanie.wood[at]cpcc.edu) with questions.
We look forward to hearing all of your great ideas!
The New Members Round Table and the Technology and Trends Round Table are partnering up to offer our members a unique opportunity. Many new librarians and MLIS students are looking for ways to build their resumes and gain practice presenting, but our busy schedules and tight budgets can make this difficult. Webinars are becoming one of the most popular ways for many of us to participate in professional development. We also know that you, as new librarians and library school students, are learning about cutting edge technologies and coming up with amazing ideas, programs, and more.
So, we want to provide the opportunity for you to gain practice presenting, get some professional development, and share those ideas with other librarians! In the new year, we will start a series of webinars presented by YOU!
We’ll kick off the series in January with a webinar on best practices for presenting online, and then for the months of February, March, April, and May, we’ll enjoy webinars presented by you, the members of NMRT and TNT.
Here are the guidelines:
– must be a current member of NMRT & TNT
To participate, you’ll need to submit a proposal here:
P.S. This series is designed for new librarians and library school students. If you are not eligible for this series, but are interested in proposing a webinar for TNT, please contact me at kshields[at]highpoint.edu. We would love to have you present on a tool or trend for your fellow TNT and NCLA members!
We asked our members to submit their favorite tech tools of 2013 and we’ve got an awesome list to share with you! We’ll be posting a list of the tools later in December, but in the meantime please join us on Friday, December 6 at 12pm for a live online roundup of our members’ top tools and trends of 2013! We’ll share and demo the different tools that were submitted and will also ask you to share your favorite tools and trends from 2013 if they weren’t included. Sign up now at http://tinyurl.com/tntwebinar9!
Questions? Email Jenny Dale at jedale2[at]uncg[dot]edu.
We hope to see you on Friday!
Thanks to everyone who joined us yesterday for our latest webinar: How to fail at a makerspace. Brown Biggers from UNCG University Libraries gave a great presentation about makerspaces and the magic that makes them happen.
For a more fully immersive experience, including Q&A from the session, take a look at the recording of the session.
And, just for fun, watch the UNCG University Libraries 3D printer at work!
Questions or comments about the webinar? Ideas for a future presentation? Want to lavish praise upon TNT? Email Jenny Dale at jedale2[at]uncg[dot]edu!
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