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  • Librarians in the Wonderful Land of Oz: Gaming in Adult Learning / December 2014 [Recording]
    • Presenters: John Bramble, Technology Coordinator / MidContinental Region (MCR) and Matt Steadman, Web Software Developer / MidContinental Region (MCR)
    • Description: Come learn about a professional development engagement technique called “Online Interactive Professional Development Experience” (OLPDE), informally known as Gaming in Adult Learning.  The technique is a way to combine a human’s propensity for combining play with learning new or strengthening existing skills.

    There will be a demonstration of Librarians in the Wonderful Land of Oz (LITWLOO), a game being used by the NN/LM MidContinental Region (MCR) as another way to encourage Network members to develop skills beneficial to the practice of health sciences librarianship.  

    Participants will leave with:

      • an increased understanding of how play and learning go hand-in-hand
      • an increased understanding of the teaching methods use in the NN/LM MCR's OLPDE; and
      • a better understanding of LITWLOO and how to play the game to earn points and free continuing education credits from the Medical Library Association (MLA)

       

    • Ready, Set, Go!: Easy-to-Use Online Tools to Create Effective "How-To" Tutorials / July 2014
      • Recording | Presentation (PowerPoint) | Presentation (PDF)
      • Presenter: Andrew Youngkin, Emerging Technologies / Evaluation Coordinator, NN/LM Southeastern/Atlantic Region (SE/A)
      • Description: This presentation will feature a select group of easy-to-use, (mostly) free online tools to plan and create online tutorials (aka, screencasts). Key features of these online tutorial creation tools will be demonstrated and best practices for screencasting, including voice-over narration and
        storyboarding, will be discussed.
    • Free Online Tools for Librarians / March 2014
      • NOTE: This recording had audio problems. So our speaker kindly provided a recording from an earlier session.
      • Recording | Transcript | Handout (PDF) | Presentation (Prezi)
      • Presenter: Tiffany Tawzer, Technology Coordinator, NN/LM Greater Midwest Region (GMR)
      • Description: Want to do more with less? Discover new programs for image editing, infographics, presentations, and other cool services. Tiffany will talk about a wide range of free, web-based programs that can be used instead of, or in addition to, expensive desktop-based software, all without the need to download or install anything to your computer.
    • 3D Printing and Why Your Library May Be Interested? (EXPANDED and UPDATED) / December 2013 (Recording | Transcript)
      • Presentation #1 (PDF) | Presentation #2 (PowerPoint)
      • Presenters:
        • Patricia Anderson, Emerging Technologies Librarian, Health Sciences Libraries, University of Michigan
        • Kimberley Barker, Manager for Technology Education & Computing, Moore Health Sciences Library, University of Virginia

        Description: Back by popular demand! Expanded and updated from their September session:

        Patricia discussed the burgeoning topic of 3D printing, with a focus on medical applications, as well as the growing interest of providing access to 3D printers in a variety of libraries.  Kimberley discussed the use of a 3D printer in her library system, why they decided to offer the service, how they secured funding, and the response from their community.

       

    • What is 3D Printing and Why Your Library May Be Interested? / September 2013 (Transcript)
      • Presentation (PDF) and Video (32 MB MP4 file)

        Presenters:

        • Patricia Anderson, Emerging Technologies Librarian, Health Sciences Libraries, University of Michigan
        • Kimberley Barker, Manager for Technology Education & Computing, Moore Health Sciences Library, University of Virginia

        Description: Patricia discussed the burgeoning topic of 3D printing, with a focus on medical applications, as well as the growing interest of providing access to 3D printers in a variety of libraries.  Kimberley discussed the use of a 3D printer in her library system, why they decided to offer the service, how they secured funding, and the response from their community.

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    • Privacy and Security on the Web: How to Protect Yourself / June 2013 (Recording | Transcript)
      • Presentation (PDF)

        Presenter: Missy Harvey, Technology & Communication Coordinator, NN/LM MAR
        Description: Learn tips to protect yourself, your family, and your library users in our highly connected world.
        Topics included:

        • What you need to know about your personal information on the Web
        • How others get information about your online activities
        • How to protect yourself from phishing emails and scams
        • How to manage your online reputation
        • What to do if your online privacy is compromised
        • Risks of cloud computing
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    • iPads, Androids, Kindles, Oh My! An Introduction to Mobile Devices / March 2013 (Recording | Transcript)
      • Presentation (PDF)

        Presenter: Mark Puterbaugh, Information Services/Systems Librarian, Eastern University, St. Davids, PA
        Description: Mark provided a discussion for people who have been on the sidelines of the smartphone, tablet, and ebook reader revolution. This session gave newcomers an opportunity to learn more about how these devices work, what they're good for, and why so many people are using them to do things that they used to do with printed materials or on full-size computers.