Core: Leadership, Infrastructure, Futures brings together the community and collective expertise of library workers in the core functions of collections and metadata, management and leadership, and technology. Core members play a central role in every library, shaping the future of the profession by striking a balance between maintenance and innovation, process and progress, collaborating and leading.
Get ready to embark on a learning adventure! This session will provide a manageable approach for library staff looking for ways to learn on their own or together with others. We'll take you on a tour of WebJunction.org and supply you with practical tools and resources to develop and implement a learning plan, which will equip you with the skills needed to navigate through the ever-changing library landscape.
Presented by: WebJunction team members, Kathleen Gesinger, Learning Community Manager; Ahniwa Ferrari, Web Content Manager; and Jennifer Peterson, Community Manager
With the technology landscape constantly shape-shifting, libraries must respond as futurists to changing patron needs. Learn how to remain relevant, if not core, to your community's needs by providing the means and support for patrons to create and innovate.
Presented by: Tameca Beckett, Youth Services Librarian, Laurel Public Library (DE), and Andrea Berstler, Director at the Wicomico Public Library (MD), who both serve on ARSL's Board of Directors.
Does your library or organization provide computers for the public? Would you like to know more about basic troubleshooting on a Windows PC so you can minimize downtime? This introductory level webinar will introduce you to tips and techniques that will help you understand how to fix common problems.
The Build a Better Library Website Boot Camp is designed to provide library staff with the knowledge, tools, and support to improve their websites. Its purpose is to empower library staff tasked with initiating an internal redesign or design project, contribute to decision making on a website committee, or continue with additional training on specific website technology. Participants will learn about key aspects of User Experience, visual design principles, and the web design process, which involves multiple audiences and stakeholders.
The Build a Better Library Website Boot Camp was created by the New Jersey State Library and made possible in part by a 2020 award from the Catalyst Fund at LYRASIS. It is modeled on the New Jersey State Library’s UX Boot Camp, an in-person training program that launched in 2019.
This hour-long webinar will provide an overview of how to offer a basic technology or computer class, including how to promote your class, best practices for planning your class, and how to engage with patrons before, during, and after the class to ensure you are meeting their technology needs. The webinar will also cover ways to make you feel more confident and comfortable teaching patrons technology skills and fun, engaging technology programming ideas to implement in your library.
Having a technology plan for your library is critical for receiving technology-related funding, keeping your library's technology up-to-date, and provides a clear roadmap for current and future employees with the library's technology.
This hour-long webinar will provide an overview of how library administration, staff, and board members can work together to create a successful technology plan. We will cover how to form a technology plan team, walk step-by-step through how to write your technology plan, and discuss strategies to ensure that the technology plan is followed effectively - even months and years after the plan was originally written. We will practice writing technology-related goals, and participants will be given tools to use after the webinar to help them throughout the technology plan writing process.
Kristen Radsliff Rebmann, Emmanuel Edward Te, and Donald Means (March 2017). Information Technology and Libraries
TV White Space (TVWS) represents one new wireless communication technology that has the potential to improve internet access.