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    • Karen Douglas Technical Assistant and Trainer Athens-Clarke County Library Tech Tips Tech Tips Karen Douglas Technical Assistant and Trainer Athens-Clarke County Library
    • Collaborate and follow new friends Access information instantly Learn emerging technologies Reconnect with others Share, tag and bookmark Stream video and audio “ Tech Tips” by Karen Douglas
      • Presentations for both staff and patrons
      • Covers current software, technology and social media trends
      • Duration for each presentation is about 1 hour total
      • Live demonstrations are provided
      • Some presenters provide handouts as well
      Tell me more about “Tech Tips” “ Tech Tips” by Karen Douglas
    • What was my primary motivation? “ Tech Tips” by Karen Douglas
    • What have we presented so far? “ Tech Tips” by Karen Douglas
      • PSAs to local radio stations
      • Online calendar of events and newsletter
      • Library homepage announcement
      • Exterior sign posted one week before
      • Email staff as a reminder the day before
      • Post announcement to our staff wiki
      • Create signage throughout the library
      How do we advertise? Tech Tips “ Tech Tips” by Karen Douglas
    • “ Tech Tips” by Karen Douglas
    • “ Tech Tips” by Karen Douglas
    • “ Tech Tips” by Karen Douglas
      • We have monthly or every other month presentations
      • To accommodate our patrons we offer the presentations at different times These are based on presenter’s schedule.
        • - During the day (12:15 - 1:00 p.m.)
        • - During the evening (7:15 - 8:00 p.m.)
      How often and when? “ Tech Tips” by Karen Douglas
      • Laptop or desktop computer
      • Internet connection (wired or wireless)
      • Projector
      • Screen
      • Speakers connected to the computer
      What equipment will you need? “ Tech Tips” by Karen Douglas
      • Library staff
      • Volunteer computer instructors
      • Public Relations specialist
      • Board Members
      • Local area college students
      • Friends of the Library
      • Professionals in various technical fields
      Who are possible presenters? “ Tech Tips” by Karen Douglas
      • “ A screencast is a digital recording of computer screen output, also known as a video screen capture, often containing audio narration.”
      • - Wikipedia
      What is screencasting? “ Tech Tips” by Karen Douglas
      • We use Camtasia Studio to produce our training videos.
      • We either upload the videos to www.screencast.com or we burn CD’s to send out to the branches
      • Audacity , free audio editing software, is also used occasionally to further edit audio clips.
      • www.audacity.sourceforge.net
      How do we archive our events? “ Tech Tips” by Karen Douglas something something
    • Why create training videos?
      • Training videos are available online 24/7.
      • Staff can enjoy these virtual training sessions as their schedule permits.
      • Videos can be viewed over and over again under the material is absorbed
      • It saves time and travel expenses when dealing with regional staff
      • It is a fantastic way to train new staff and get them up to speed
      “ Tech Tips” by Karen Douglas
    • What can Camtasia Studio do?
      • Record screen
      • Record narration
      • Add title clips
      • Edit audio
      • Cut and remove video clips
      • Add transitions, callouts and captions
      “ Tech Tips” by Karen Douglas
    • Here is a sample video YouTube staff training video The duration of this video is 2 minutes. Enjoy! “ Tech Tips” by Karen Douglas
      • CamStudio
      • http://camstudio.org/
      • Screencast-O-Matic.com
      • http://www.screencast-o-matic.com/
      • Jing Project
      • http://www.jingproject.com/features/
      • AviScreen
      • http://www.bobyte.com/
      Are there free options? How Do I Create Videos on the Cheap? “ Tech Tips” by Karen Douglas
    • What do I need to create a video?
      • Screencasting software
      • Microphone
      • A quiet room with no interruptions
      • The presenter’s notes
      • An Internet connection
      • Familiarity with the software prior to recording with your presenter
      • Lots of patience
      • Plenty of time allowed for recording
      • Extra time later for editing
      “ Tech Tips” by Karen Douglas
      • Create a survey for staff and patrons
      • Visit some websites
          • Mashable http://mashable.com
          • CommonCraft http://www.commoncraft.com
          • WebJunction GA http://ga.webjunction.org/technology
          • Learning 2.0 http://plcmcl2-things.blogspot.com
          • The Shifted Librarian http://theshiftedlibrarian.com
          • Librarian in Black http://librarianinblack.net
          • David Lee King http://www.davidleeking.com
      How can I get more ideas? “ Tech Tips” by Karen Douglas
    • What are some suggestions? “ Tech Tips” by Karen Douglas
    • Questions?
      • Karen Douglas
      • Athens Regional Library System
      • 2025 Baxter Street
      • Athens, GA 30606
      • [email_address]
      “ Tech Tips” by Karen Douglas