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New Tech Titles for Lending Library

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This summer three new titles were added to the National Network of Libraries of Medicine, South Central Region Lending Library. All three titles are technology related at address timely trends including social media and video creation that many libraries and organizations may be interested in learning more about. The books available for loan to any NN/LM SCR Network remember.

Doing Social Media So It Matters: A Librarian’s Guide
Author: Laura Solomon
Description: Facebook, Twitter, MySpace, LinkedIn: it’s difficult enough to keep abreast of social media Web sites, let alone understand how they fit into today’s library. This practical resource brings together current information on the topic in a concise format that’s easy to digest. Laura Solomon is a librarian with more than a decade of experience in Web development, design, and technology, and her timely guide

  • Provides context on the social media phenomenon
  • Offers practical advice on how libraries can choose, use, and monitor these tools effectively
  • Identifies additional resources and best practices

Solomon has written a unique, to-the-point guidebook for those ready to jump into the deep end of the pool and commence or improve their library’s tweeting, posting, and friending.

Library Videos and Webcasts: The Tech Set #4
Author: Thomas Sean Casserley Robinson
Description: Online video and imaging software gives you the opportunity to communicate with your library users 24/7 – but getting started can be intimidating. ‘Library Videos and Webcasts’, part of Neal-Schuman’s The Tech Set®, has the building blocks you need to effectively, affordably, and easily create and broadcast high-quality webcasts to your library users, staff and the social networking sites beyond. Author Sean Robinson details each step in the video creation process, with practical guidance for equipment selection, planning, development, plus the use of quality camera techniques, props and special effects. Robinson also covers post-production, and shows you best practices for marketing your videos and measuring their success. ‘Library Videos and Webcasts’ is a useful one-stop resource for both advanced and less-experienced librarians. Whether you want to advertise upcoming programs, broadcast book reviews, or film instructional videos about your library’s services, this complete how-to guide gives you the all of the practical tools you need to integrate video into your library’s repertoire.

Neal-Schuman Library Technology Companion: A Basic Guide for Library Staff, 4th Edition
Author: John J. Burke
Description: The fourth edition of Burke’s comprehensive resource, newly revised and updated, is a perfect primer for LIS students and should be at the top of the list for any current or future library professional looking to stay at the forefront of technological advancement. This all-in-one guide helps readers contribute to improving institutional performance, boost productivity, and stay connected to the latest library technology topics and tools by offering incisive coverage of

  • Library technology basics, with a historical overview providing context, suggested resources for staying up to date, and a chapter on appraising and purchasing equipment and putting systems into operation
  • Technology tools, including computers of all kinds (desktops, laptops, tablets, and mobile devices), office applications, the wireless world, the vast changes and potential of library catalogs and databases, social media, and much more
  • How libraries put technology to work through adaptive/assistive technology, virtual reference, blogs, screencasting, distance learning, and other day-to-day workflow
  • Building and maintaining technology, offering guidance on spam, spyware, security strips, and other dangers of the cyberworld, plus troubleshooting tips for typical technology problems and advice on making technology environments comfortable for users
  • The importance of long-range technology planning and how to take steps to start the planning process
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