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Karen Douglas
Athens-Clarke County Library
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  • Karen Douglas has been employed at the Athens-Clarke County Library for over five years, and serves as the Technical Trainer and Assistant. As a lifelong resident of Georgia, she has lived in Athens for almost twenty years.She is presently responsible for developing, designing, and delivering varied technical training programs to library staff and the patrons of the Athens-Clarke County Library. Karen views assisting others in the improvement of basic computer skills as a highly rewarding part of her career. She continues to seek out new and innovative ways to aid patrons and library staff in expanding their understanding of software programs in an effort to enrich both individuals and the community at large.
  • Tech Tips

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    2. 2. A collaboration of the Georgia Library Association <br />and the <br />Georgia Public Library Service<br />
    3. 3. Three Helpful Hints <br />Microphone and white board tools are disabled for participants - use text chat area to ask questions and comment.<br /><ul><li>If you don’t hear the audio, try logging out and logging back in.
    4. 4. Need an attendance certificate? Stay to the end.. a URL will be given out at the conclusion of the webinar. </li></li></ul><li>The Participant Interface<br />Whiteboard Window<br />Participant Window<br />Chat Window<br />Whiteboard Tools<br />Audio Window-<br />disabled<br />
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    6. 6. Karen Douglas<br />Tech Tips Training Series<br />Karen Douglas, <br />Athens-Clarke County Public Library<br />Athens, GA<br />
    7. 7. Tech Tips<br />Tech Tips<br />Karen Douglas<br />Technical Assistant and Trainer<br />Athens-Clarke County Library<br />Karen Douglas<br />Technical Assistant and Trainer<br />Athens-Clarke County Library<br />
    8. 8. “Tech Tips” by Karen Douglas<br />Collaborate and follow new friends Access information instantlyLearn emerging technologiesReconnect with othersShare, tag and bookmarkStream video and audio<br />
    9. 9. “Tech Tips” by Karen Douglas<br />Tell me more about “Tech Tips”<br />Presentations for both staff and patrons<br />Covers current software, technology and social media trends<br />Duration for each presentation is about 1 hour total<br />Live demonstrations are provided<br />Some presenters provide handouts as well<br />
    10. 10. “Tech Tips” by Karen Douglas<br />What was my primary motivation?<br />
    11. 11. “Tech Tips” by Karen Douglas<br />What have we presented so far?<br />
    12. 12. “Tech Tips” by Karen Douglas<br />How do we advertise?<br />PSAs to local radio stations<br />Online calendar of events and newsletter<br />Library homepage announcement <br />Exterior sign posted one week before<br />Email staff as a reminder the day before<br />Post announcement to our staff wiki<br />Create signage throughout the library<br />Tech <br />Tips<br />
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    16. 16. “Tech Tips” by Karen Douglas<br />How often and when?<br />We have monthly or every other month presentations<br />To accommodate our patrons we offer the presentations at different times These are based on presenter’s schedule.<br />- During the day (12:15 - 1:00 p.m.)<br />- During the evening (7:15 - 8:00 p.m.)<br />
    17. 17. “Tech Tips” by Karen Douglas<br />What equipment will you need?<br />Laptop or desktop computer<br />Internet connection (wired or wireless)<br />Projector<br />Screen<br />Speakers connected to the computer<br />
    18. 18. “Tech Tips” by Karen Douglas<br />Who are possible presenters?<br />Library staff<br />Volunteer computer instructors<br />Public Relations specialist <br />Board Members<br />Local area college students<br />Friends of the Library<br />Professionals in various technical fields<br />
    19. 19. “Tech Tips” by Karen Douglas<br />What is screencasting?<br />“A screencast is a digital recording of computer screen output, also known as a video screen capture, often containing audio narration.”<br />- Wikipedia<br />
    20. 20. something<br />something<br /> “Tech Tips” by Karen Douglas<br />How do we archive our events?<br />We use Camtasia Studio to produce our training videos.<br />We either upload the videos to or we burn CD’s to send out to the branches<br />Audacity, free audio editing software, is also used occasionally to further edit audio clips. <br /><br />
    21. 21. “Tech Tips” by Karen Douglas<br />Why create training videos?<br />Training videos are available online 24/7.<br />Staff can enjoy these virtual training sessions as their schedule permits.<br />Videos can be viewed over and over again under the material is absorbed<br />It saves time and travel expenses when dealing with regional staff<br />It is a fantastic way to train new staff and get them up to speed<br />
    22. 22. “Tech Tips” by Karen Douglas<br />What can Camtasia Studio do? <br /><ul><li>Record screen
    23. 23. Record narration
    24. 24. Add title clips
    25. 25. Edit audio
    26. 26. Cut and remove video clips
    27. 27. Add transitions, callouts and captions </li></li></ul><li> “Tech Tips” by Karen Douglas<br />Here is a sample video <br />YouTube staff training video<br />The duration of this video is 2 minutes.<br />Enjoy!<br />
    28. 28. “Tech Tips” by Karen Douglas<br />Are there free options?<br />CamStudio<br /><br /> <br /><br />Jing Project <br /><br />AviScreen<br /><br />How Do I Create Videos on the Cheap?<br />
    29. 29. “Tech Tips” by Karen Douglas<br />What do I need to create a video?<br />Screencasting software<br />Microphone <br />A quiet room with no interruptions<br />The presenter’s notes<br />An Internet connection<br />Familiarity with the software prior to recording with your presenter<br />Lots of patience<br />Plenty of time allowed for recording<br />Extra time later for editing<br />
    30. 30. “Tech Tips” by Karen Douglas<br />How can I get more ideas?<br />Create a survey for staff and patrons<br />Visit some websites<br />Mashable<br />CommonCraft<br />WebJunction GA<br />Learning 2.0<br />The Shifted Librarian<br />Librarian in Black<br />David Lee King<br />
    31. 31. “Tech Tips” by Karen Douglas<br />What are some suggestions?<br />
    32. 32. “Tech Tips” by Karen Douglas<br />Questions?<br />Karen Douglas<br />Athens Regional Library System<br />2025 Baxter Street<br />Athens, GA 30606<br /><br />
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