Find Your Oasis: Improving Virtual Services to Students


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Find Your Oasis: Improving Virtual Services to Students

  1. 1. Find Your O.A.S.I.S: Improving Virtual Services to Students O.A.S.I.S. Team: Barbara Alvarez, Dominique Roman, Carol Hartmann, Beth Tepen, and Beatrice O’Connell Presented by Barbara Alvarez
  2. 2. What is ILEAD USA? ILEAD USA is a competitive, application-only program, with applicants applying in teams of five members in the participating states... A statewide Steering Committee reviews the applicant pool and selects teams for participation in the cohort cycle. All the states will have five teams participating, except Illinois, which will have eight. Each of the 28 teams are comprised of library staff members from each of the five states who are committed to fully participate in the nine-month program. Each project team consists of staff members from at least three different organizations with libraries. ILEAD USA participants remain with the five-member team throughout the program and are assigned a mentor who keeps participants motivated; offers expertise; and provides guidance and advice throughout the entire cohort cycle. ners/illinois/ilprograms/ileadusa.html
  3. 3. What is O.A.S.I.S.? • Outreach Activities Streaming Innovative Services • Public, Academic, School, Youth, Homeservice • Meeting patrons where they are with innovative tools
  4. 4. Innovative Tools • Mobile Friendly • Live Programming • Virtual Reference/Instruction
  5. 5. Online Learning: Academic • • • • • Camtasia Tutorials Google Hangouts Office Hours Google Hangouts On Air Expert Interviews Continuing the Conversation Diigo
  6. 6. Anytime Info: School • • • • Career Studio Google + for staff After School Hours 24/7 Student Assistance
  7. 7. Google Hangouts On Air in 10 Easy Steps Tool Box Any laptop or computer with Wifi Logitech c920 HD Pro Webcam Blue Yeti Multi-Pattern USB Microphone Tripod- optional
  8. 8. Google Hangouts On Air: Step 1 Plug your webcam into the computer with the USB cord (if you are using a tripod, attach the webcam to the tripod, and hook the USB cord to the laptop)
  9. 9. Google Hangouts On Air: Step 2 Go to Google+ Hangouts On Air. Click on the blue tab "Start a Hangout On Air."
  10. 10. Google Hangouts On Air: Step 3 You will be prompted to login to your gmail account
  11. 11. Google Hangouts On Air: Step 4 Name your Hangout. Then click the green tab "Start Hangout On Air."
  12. 12. Google Hangouts On Air: Step 5 You're almost there! Take a look at your surroundings. To your left are apps that you can use in the Hangout, like screen sharing, sending out poll questions to participants, sharing a YouTube video, and adjusting the camera for you and participants.
  13. 13. Google Hangouts On Air: Step 6 To your right you will see a chat box, and above that other icons, like a webcam and microphone. Click the "settings" tab in that right corner.
  14. 14. Google Hangouts On Air: Step 7 If your computer has a built-in camera, the settings will automatically connect to that camera. For a webcam, you can click the drop-down menu and choose your camera, which should be already plugged into the computer via USB. Likewise, if you have a microphone that you want to use, you can adjust that too. If you are using the Yeti Microphone, you will not have to worry about plugging it in- it works wirelessly.
  15. 15. Google Hangouts On Air: Step 8 After adjusting the settings, go back to the main page. When you are ready to go live, click the On Air button in the left-corner.
  16. 16. Google Hangouts On Air: Step 9 Let it buffer for about 10 seconds. When it's live it will say "On Air" in red. You will also be able to see how many people are viewing your hangout. You are live and recording!
  17. 17. Google Hangouts On Air: Step 10 Click "End Broadcast" when you are finished with your presentation/program/recording. After clicking "End Broadcast" it will be uploaded to YouTube. This process may take about 20 minutes. Anybody who may have missed your livestream program will be able to view it here!
  18. 18. Google Hangouts in Education • Faculty/Administrators • Students • Classroom • “Teach the teacher”
  19. 19. Points to Consider for Google Hangouts • School policy • Social media policy • Students 18+
  20. 20. Google Hangouts with Faculty • Staff meetings • Staff professional development • Collaborative teams
  21. 21. Google Hangouts with Students • Homework/test preparation review sessions • Tutorials for library databases • Livestream presenters • *All videos are archived*
  22. 22. Google Hangouts with Classrooms • Connect with authors/educators/experts • After-school office hours • Multiple math bees/ book discussions/ class presentations
  23. 23. Google Hangouts Education: Online • Carol’s Diigo list: fb710a828340e3ace757c46 • TL Virtual Café: Night • #eduhangout:
  24. 24. Connect with us! • WEBSITE: • Read our blog at: • Diigo: • Twitter: • YouTube: fpAynz
  25. 25. Stay in touch Twitter: @the_barbrarian Google +: