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

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