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Reaching Out in Creative Ways

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  • Small screen – moblie ready version of sites Exploit strengths – cameras, free apps System agnostic – no flash in webpages, if were to make app, make sure have android and apple

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  • Presented by: Sarah Glassmeyer Director of Content Development Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction/CALI [email_address] Ways and Means of Teaching & Training: Reaching Out in Creative Ways
    • Why be creative?
    • Wikis and Wordpress
    • Mobile Technology
    • Putting it together
    agenda (Complete info will be on sarahglassmeyer.com and on handouts) To Do !!!!
  • Why get creative? The “fun” problem Because you can Confusing world of Government Docs
  • Wikis Not just Wikipedia anymore!
    • Easy to use software (wiki means “quick” in Hawaiian)
    • Can be locked down
    • Great for creating guides when
      • No access to main website
      • No tech skills beyond using word-processing software
  • http://wikisites.mcgill.ca/GlobalHealthGuide
  • http://ucsclibrary.pbworks.com/w/page/12874338/Jewish%20Studies
  • WordPress You may already have access!
    • Created to be blogging software
    • OpenSource – active community
    • Easily adapted
      • WYSIWYG
      • Themes
      • Plugins
  • http://freelaw.classcaster.net/
  • http://wordpressresearchguide.wordpress.com/
  • Wikis and WordPress: If you don’t have access to your library’s website, these are both quick and easy ways to have a web presence. Wikis : Quick and easy Wordpress : More customizable
  • Mobile Technology You don’t have to make an app!
    • Cell phones
    • Smartphones
    • iPads and tablets
    • Remember
      • Adapt to their needs
      • Exploit their strengths
      • System agnostic
  • QR Codes Appearing everywhere!
    • QR = quick response code
    • Barcode on Steroids
      • Sends phone browser to URL – any URL!
      • Tons of free QR creating and scanning apps available
  • Jump to Electronic Versions – Web, Database or OPAC YouTube Podcast Library Tours Research Guides How to use
  • Image Credits: http://www.flickr.com/photos/binglib/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/futurestreet/ http://www.uri.edu/library/images/guides/sudoc_vertical.jpg http://www.flickr.com/photos/mc/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/brianwilkins/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/ochrelabs/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/25095603@N07/ THANK YOU!!! Questions? Sarah@CALI.org