Because these devices have a smaller storage area, you will need to store your data in the cloud. My favorite is dropbox. I use it constantly to access my data from a number of devices – my laptop, phone, ipad, computer at the reference desk. Google Drive and Sugar Sync are also very popular
Rumors about microsofoft office coming to the iPad shortly – would love to have the outlook calendar on the ipad!
Outlook, gmail, cloud magic
Calendars are often dictated by people’s places of employment and very often the tablets default calendar works well. If you want something a bit more fun
These apps are everchanging – Nook and Kindle have historically been the biggest players in the retail market. Google play and the Newsstand updated iBooks draw in a smaller percentage of the market. Overdrive is the biggest library circulation
ALA TechSource Workshop: The Paperless Professional
The Paperless Professional
ALA TechSource Workshop
April 15, 2015
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Rebecca K. Miller
• Goals for the workshop
• Discussion of “paperless”
• App showcase
• A day in the life of a
• Best practices for going
• Keeping up with trends
• Discussion and Q&A
After this workshop, you will be able to:
1. Explain problems related to “paper”
and recognize technology solutions
2. Identify and evaluate apps for your
work- and lifestyle
3. Develop strategies for going paperless
that integrate best practices
In particular, they wanted to show that this
was a workplace reaching out to the future
rather than being trapped in an inefficient
How could a research establishment
attempting to invent the future succeed if it
was tied down by technologies of the past?
1. Ability to recognize when technology
will enhance work or lifestyle.
2. Ability to strategically seek out
appropriate solutions for enhancing
work or life
3. Ability to critically evaluate selected
4. Ability to strategically use selected
5. Maintaining a learner orientation; in
other words, keeping up with trends
Discussion Question #1
What is (are) the problem(s) with
paper in your own office or home?
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• Collaborative writing/editing
• Bill payment
• Project Management
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IFTTT Create connections between apps.
DROPitTOme Securely receive files.
GoodNotes Upload handwritten notes.
SignEasy E-sign documents.
Trello Manage collaboration and tasks.
Genius Scan Scan, export, and store documents.
DropVox Record voice memos.
GimmeBar Save bookmarked web items.
DropPages Turn Dropbox into a CMS.
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Consideration Questions to Ask
Cost Is the resource free? How much does it cost?
Is volume purchasing available?
Device Which device(s) does the resource work with?
Work best with?
Function and Usability How relevant is the resource’s function? What
skill(s) does it promote? Is there a learning
Security and Privacy How secure is the resource? Does it collect
Support and Reliability What is the history of the resource? Is there
support for it?
Access Does the resource allow sharing? Provide
feedback, if that’s important?
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Discussion Question #4
What do you think is essential
“mobile etiquette” or “technology
etiquette” in the workplace?
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• Higher Ed Blogs
– Professor Hacker
– Center for Learning and
• Mobile Learning
– Apple ‘n apps
– iPad insight
– Upside Learning blog
• Apple blogs
– Apple Gazette
– Cult of Mac
– Edible Apple
– World of Apple
• Horizon Report
• ECAR (the research arm
• Chronicle of Higher
• Library Technology
• LITA Guides
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Discussion Question #5
How do you keep up with trends
related to apps, mobile devices, or
other technology solutions to
working and living better?
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Rebecca K. Miller