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Orientation for trainers must love gadgets

  1. 1. MUST LOVE GADGETS: TECHNOLOGY PETTING ZOO Trainer Orientation El Paso Public Library
  2. 2. WHAT’S A PETTING ZOO?  A Technology Petting Zoo is an opportunity for library patrons to try out gadgets.  Our zoo will have several commonly used gadgets. • iPad • Kindle • More!  Patrons can learn about our library’s digital ecosystem from petting zoo events.
  3. 3. DIGITAL ECOSYSTEM *For more information about Digital Ecosystems.  A digital ecosystem describes technologies (gadgets or computers) and software (applications or apps) that work together to deliver content to an end user (library patron). • The El Paso Public Library has many digital offerings that work in conjunction with other technologies, apps and even with social media. • Not all ecosystems are compatible! • For example, apps for Apple won’t work on an Android. • Kindle books are best viewed on a Kindle or Kindle app.  You will learn what items work together as we continue training.
  4. 4. DIGITAL IS IMPORTANT  Librarian and Library Staff  69% of adults report that face a changing information they would be very likely to and entertainment ecosystem. attend a Technological Petting  eBooks are not novelties: Even McDonald’s will be Zoo event at their library. • http://libraries.pewinternet.org/2013/01/22/library -services/ “giving” away eBooks in 2014. • http://www.forbes.com/sites/jeremygreenfield/201 3/10/10/mcdonalds-pioneering-ebook-distributionmodels/ i’m reading it!
  5. 5. CHANGE IS NOW  eBook reading is increasing.  Patrons want to come to Tech Petting Zoos.  Our collection isn’t only paper—it’s also digital.  Understanding the digital is just as essential as knowing how to find a book or answer a reference question.  Helping patrons with primary level tech problems is GOOD customer service for the library.
  6. 6. NUMBERS OF CHANGE Reasons for using eReaders vary, but many people want quick access to new books and a wide selection. More eBooks are eReaders are being read and used every year. http://www.the-digital-reader.com/wpcontent/uploads/2012/08/Infographic-1column21.jpg Everyone is using eBooks, even children. Teens make up a large percentage. http://www.harrisinteractive.com/Ne wsRoom/HarrisPolls/tabid/447/ctl/ ReadCustom%20Default/mid/1508/ ArticleId/568/Default.aspx
  7. 7. NUMBERS FOR CHANGE !!! Petting zoo! http://libraries.pewinternet.org/2012/04/04/the-rise-of-e-reading/ http://www.thedigitalshift.com/2011/10/ebooks/dramatic-growth-ljs-second-annual-ebook-survey 62% of library users don’t know they can check out an eBook. http://mashable.com/2012/06/21/libraries-are-lending-e-books/
  8. 8. TECH IS EVERYONE’S JOB  The digital ecosystem is part of our library: • • • • Overdrive: eBooks, Audiobooks, Music and Videos Zinio: Magazine Subscriptions BookMyne: Mobile access to Enterprise TexShare Databases: Reference, craft, DIY information & eBooks • • • • • • • Learning Express is now part of TexShare. Consumer Reports can be accessed through EBSCO. EBSCOhost App: Research on the go Career Cruising: Online career guidance & Research. Chilton Library: Engine repair Live Mocha: Online Language learning Morningstar: Investment, stocks & financial information.  Patrons expect library staff to be experts… and if you don’t have the answer, to know how to find it.  Become familiar with our ecosystem!
  9. 9. YOU ARE THE EXPERT  As a trainer for your branch, you will become an expert. • You will have one of the highest levels of skill at your branch in: • • • Digital Ecosystem knowledge (gadgets and apps) Promoting library digital resources Second level and above troubleshooting for gadgets and some digital resources.  You will be responsible for: • Training your branch staff… • • • to promote digital services to help patrons with problems relating to digital services to help patrons with their own gadgets. • Coordinating petting zoo events at your branch. • Providing classes, open house events and other patron training (as needed).
  10. 10. YOU ARE THE EXPERT  You will promote our digital resources in new and creative ways.  And you must LOVE gadgets! • • • • Get excited and let others share in the fun! Learn everything you can about gadgets. Play, play, play! Learn about new gadgets as they come along. (Mashable is a great blog to read.) • Keep sharing, keep teaching.
  11. 11. THE BESTIARY  Gadgets • Android • Apple  Applications • eReading • eResearch  Cryptotechnology • Everything else
  12. 12. GADGETS: ANDROID  Android is an Operating System built using Open Source and a Linux architecture. Google is very involved in Android development.  Most, but not all, Android apps are available from Google Play or Amazon App Store.  There are many versions of Android in the “Wild.” • They are named alphabetically after desserts. (ie. Jellybean.)  Our Zoo includes: • • • • Asus Google Nexus Samsung Galaxy Tab Kindle Fire HD Nook HD+
  13. 13. GADGETS: ANDROID  Other Android Gadgets you may see in the wild include: • • • Android Smart phones Android Tablets and eReaders Nook Color  Troubleshooting an Android means you need to know what version it is. These include: • • • • • • • 2.1 (Eclair) 2.2 (Froyo) 2.3 (Gingerbread) 3.0 (Honeycomb) 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) 4.1 (Jellybean) 4.4 (KitKat)
  14. 14. GADGETS: APPLE IOS  Apple iOS is made and maintained by Apple.  Apple applications are very stable in nature. Older versions (if needed) of Apple apps can be downloaded from the App Store.  Our Zoo Includes: • iPad • iPad mini
  15. 15. GADGETS: APPLE & OTHER  Other Apple Gadgets that can use library apps are: • iPod Touch • iPhone • iPod (different varieties) (with various file types)  Other kinds of Gadgets seen are: • Kobo • Sony Readers • Kindles with eInk
  16. 16. ESSENTIAL APPS  You will become familiar with the following Apps: • • • • • • Overdrive BookMyne Zinio Google Play App Store EBSCOhost App
  17. 17. IMPORTANT PROGRAMS  You will become familiar with  Websites to know: the following computer programs: • • • • Adobe Digital Edition Overdrive Media Console Adobe Reader Overdrive Read in Browser • • • • • • • • TexShare Databases Live Mocha El Paso Library Website WorldCat and ILL interface Enterprise Chilton’s Online Morningstar Overdrive Online
  18. 18. SUMMARY  There’s a lot to learn! But it will be an exciting journey. • Please communicate with both your manager and the Petting Zoo Training team to ensure you have enough time to train! • Ask questions, please!  Training will include visuals, handouts, video and hands-on experience.  Copies of training will be available to all in the S: Drive.
  19. 19. KEEP CALM & GADGET ON!