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  • Free Online Tools for Librarians / March 2014 (Recording | Transcript | Handout (PDF) | Presentation (Prezi))
    • NOTE: This recording had audio problems. So our speaker kindly provided a recording from an earlier session.
    • 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.