Hope everyone enjoyed our Cool Productivity Tools handoutemailed out last week !Here I’ve summarized sessions that I thought most appliedto us as Academic Librarians or were the mostinteresting. Enjoy!Bonnie’s Point of View
UNCERTAINTY & IMAGINATION: EVOLVINGLIBRARIES THROUGH TECHNOLOGYLIBRARIES NOW LIVE IN A COMPETITIVE WORLD (Amazon, Google, Netflix, just to name afew)UNCERTAINTIES POSED:1. How will we access information?2. How will WE represent books?3. How will we store our data?4. How will we find stuff?5. What do we hire a library to do?6. How will we represent knowledge?7. What will we need to know?8. What will be the role of place/space?9. How will we measure success/10. Who will document? Who will censor?11. What rights model will dominate?FOR MORE SEE:DANIELWRASMUS.COMI found #5 most interesting:Some ideas were:Community meeting place?Digital Help desk? Source of data?Leisure/pleasure/shopping experience?Freelancer/writers office space?Borrowing of pre-loaded e-devices?
PATRON-DRIVEN ACQUISITIONS: WORKFLOW &PERCEPTIONS An E-book librarian discussed three Pilot PDA Projects(EBL, EBSCO, Ebrary) at her library UMBC. During her talk, I went to their library website to get an understanding oftheir e-books collection and was so impressed with the layout of theirlibrary home page, I grabbed a screenshot I love their easy to navigate “APP” look -Check our their library website The presentation was very technical and specific to their particularsubscriptions and institutional challenges that I didn’t get much a takeawayfrom the presentation except that PDA seems the direction libraries aremoving in (as is Berkeley College!)
COOL PRODUCTIVITY TOOLS Lessons learning from presenting at conference: A three-hour workshop? What seemed overwhelming at first turned into morethan enough material including breaks, breakout session and questions. Handouts, Iclickers and use of various types of presentation toolsmade for an interesting and interactive workshop. We also included a breakout session where participants picked atool or app we presented and had them download it/use it and share with thegroup what they liked or didn’t like about it. Just as we did with our students on campus, we created completioncertificates for the participants:
Computers in Libraries 2014:April 7 - 9, 2014Hilton WashingtonCOOL PRODUCTIVITY TOOLSLessons learning from presenting at conference: Once you come up with idea (ours started as a campus activity), it’samazing how the process will flow from there Collaboration is useful: find a partner to work with and complement eachother’s strengths and weaknesses You can do it too ! Will you be presenting next year?