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Orientation for Technology Petting Zoo for Trainers and staff at the El Paso Public Library

Orientation for Technology Petting Zoo for Trainers and staff at the El Paso Public Library

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  • 1. MUST LOVE GADGETS: TECHNOLOGY PETTING ZOO Trainer Orientation El Paso Public Library
  • 2. WHAT’S A PETTING ZOO?  A Technology Petting Zoo is an opportunity for library patrons to try out gadgets.  Our zoo will have several commonly used gadgets. • iPad • Kindle • More!  Patrons can learn about our library’s digital ecosystem from petting zoo events.
  • 3. DIGITAL ECOSYSTEM *For more information about Digital Ecosystems.  A digital ecosystem describes technologies (gadgets or computers) and software (applications or apps) that work together to deliver content to an end user (library patron). • The El Paso Public Library has many digital offerings that work in conjunction with other technologies, apps and even with social media. • Not all ecosystems are compatible! • For example, apps for Apple won’t work on an Android. • Kindle books are best viewed on a Kindle or Kindle app.  You will learn what items work together as we continue training.
  • 4. DIGITAL IS IMPORTANT  Librarian and Library Staff  69% of adults report that face a changing information they would be very likely to and entertainment ecosystem. attend a Technological Petting  eBooks are not novelties: Even McDonald’s will be Zoo event at their library. • http://libraries.pewinternet.org/2013/01/22/library -services/ “giving” away eBooks in 2014. • http://www.forbes.com/sites/jeremygreenfield/201 3/10/10/mcdonalds-pioneering-ebook-distributionmodels/ i’m reading it!
  • 5. CHANGE IS NOW  eBook reading is increasing.  Patrons want to come to Tech Petting Zoos.  Our collection isn’t only paper—it’s also digital.  Understanding the digital is just as essential as knowing how to find a book or answer a reference question.  Helping patrons with primary level tech problems is GOOD customer service for the library.
  • 6. NUMBERS OF CHANGE Reasons for using eReaders vary, but many people want quick access to new books and a wide selection. More eBooks are eReaders are being read and used every year. http://www.the-digital-reader.com/wpcontent/uploads/2012/08/Infographic-1column21.jpg Everyone is using eBooks, even children. Teens make up a large percentage. http://www.harrisinteractive.com/Ne wsRoom/HarrisPolls/tabid/447/ctl/ ReadCustom%20Default/mid/1508/ ArticleId/568/Default.aspx
  • 7. NUMBERS FOR CHANGE !!! Petting zoo! http://libraries.pewinternet.org/2012/04/04/the-rise-of-e-reading/ http://www.thedigitalshift.com/2011/10/ebooks/dramatic-growth-ljs-second-annual-ebook-survey 62% of library users don’t know they can check out an eBook. http://mashable.com/2012/06/21/libraries-are-lending-e-books/
  • 8. TECH IS EVERYONE’S JOB  The digital ecosystem is part of our library: • • • • Overdrive: eBooks, Audiobooks, Music and Videos Zinio: Magazine Subscriptions BookMyne: Mobile access to Enterprise TexShare Databases: Reference, craft, DIY information & eBooks • • • • • • • Learning Express is now part of TexShare. Consumer Reports can be accessed through EBSCO. EBSCOhost App: Research on the go Career Cruising: Online career guidance & Research. Chilton Library: Engine repair Live Mocha: Online Language learning Morningstar: Investment, stocks & financial information.  Patrons expect library staff to be experts… and if you don’t have the answer, to know how to find it.  Become familiar with our ecosystem!
  • 9. YOU ARE THE EXPERT  As a trainer for your branch, you will become an expert. • You will have one of the highest levels of skill at your branch in: • • • Digital Ecosystem knowledge (gadgets and apps) Promoting library digital resources Second level and above troubleshooting for gadgets and some digital resources.  You will be responsible for: • Training your branch staff… • • • to promote digital services to help patrons with problems relating to digital services to help patrons with their own gadgets. • Coordinating petting zoo events at your branch. • Providing classes, open house events and other patron training (as needed).
  • 10. YOU ARE THE EXPERT  You will promote our digital resources in new and creative ways.  And you must LOVE gadgets! • • • • Get excited and let others share in the fun! Learn everything you can about gadgets. Play, play, play! Learn about new gadgets as they come along. (Mashable is a great blog to read.) • Keep sharing, keep teaching.
  • 11. THE BESTIARY  Gadgets • Android • Apple  Applications • eReading • eResearch  Cryptotechnology • Everything else
  • 12. GADGETS: ANDROID  Android is an Operating System built using Open Source and a Linux architecture. Google is very involved in Android development.  Most, but not all, Android apps are available from Google Play or Amazon App Store.  There are many versions of Android in the “Wild.” • They are named alphabetically after desserts. (ie. Jellybean.)  Our Zoo includes: • • • • Asus Google Nexus Samsung Galaxy Tab Kindle Fire HD Nook HD+
  • 13. GADGETS: ANDROID  Other Android Gadgets you may see in the wild include: • • • Android Smart phones Android Tablets and eReaders Nook Color  Troubleshooting an Android means you need to know what version it is. These include: • • • • • • • 2.1 (Eclair) 2.2 (Froyo) 2.3 (Gingerbread) 3.0 (Honeycomb) 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) 4.1 (Jellybean) 4.4 (KitKat)
  • 14. GADGETS: APPLE IOS  Apple iOS is made and maintained by Apple.  Apple applications are very stable in nature. Older versions (if needed) of Apple apps can be downloaded from the App Store.  Our Zoo Includes: • iPad • iPad mini
  • 15. GADGETS: APPLE & OTHER  Other Apple Gadgets that can use library apps are: • iPod Touch • iPhone • iPod (different varieties) (with various file types)  Other kinds of Gadgets seen are: • Kobo • Sony Readers • Kindles with eInk
  • 16. ESSENTIAL APPS  You will become familiar with the following Apps: • • • • • • Overdrive BookMyne Zinio Google Play App Store EBSCOhost App
  • 17. IMPORTANT PROGRAMS  You will become familiar with  Websites to know: the following computer programs: • • • • Adobe Digital Edition Overdrive Media Console Adobe Reader Overdrive Read in Browser • • • • • • • • TexShare Databases Live Mocha El Paso Library Website WorldCat and ILL interface Enterprise Chilton’s Online Morningstar Overdrive Online
  • 18. SUMMARY  There’s a lot to learn! But it will be an exciting journey. • Please communicate with both your manager and the Petting Zoo Training team to ensure you have enough time to train! • Ask questions, please!  Training will include visuals, handouts, video and hands-on experience.  Copies of training will be available to all in the S: Drive.
  • 19. KEEP CALM & GADGET ON!