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Reaching Out in Creative Ways

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Reaching Out in Creative Ways

  1. 1. Presented by: Sarah Glassmeyer Director of Content Development Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction/CALI [email_address] Ways and Means of Teaching & Training: Reaching Out in Creative Ways
  2. 2. <ul><li>Why be creative? </li></ul><ul><li>Wikis and Wordpress </li></ul><ul><li>Mobile Technology </li></ul><ul><li>Putting it together </li></ul>agenda (Complete info will be on sarahglassmeyer.com and on handouts) To Do !!!!
  3. 3. Why get creative? The “fun” problem Because you can Confusing world of Government Docs
  4. 4. Wikis Not just Wikipedia anymore! <ul><li>Easy to use software (wiki means “quick” in Hawaiian) </li></ul><ul><li>Can be locked down </li></ul><ul><li>Great for creating guides when </li></ul><ul><ul><li>No access to main website </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>No tech skills beyond using word-processing software </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. http://wikisites.mcgill.ca/GlobalHealthGuide
  6. 6. http://ucsclibrary.pbworks.com/w/page/12874338/Jewish%20Studies
  7. 7. WordPress You may already have access! <ul><li>Created to be blogging software </li></ul><ul><li>OpenSource – active community </li></ul><ul><li>Easily adapted </li></ul><ul><ul><li>WYSIWYG </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Themes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Plugins </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. http://freelaw.classcaster.net/
  9. 9. http://wordpressresearchguide.wordpress.com/
  10. 10. Wikis and WordPress: If you don’t have access to your library’s website, these are both quick and easy ways to have a web presence. Wikis : Quick and easy Wordpress : More customizable
  11. 11. Mobile Technology You don’t have to make an app! <ul><li>Cell phones </li></ul><ul><li>Smartphones </li></ul><ul><li>iPads and tablets </li></ul><ul><li>Remember </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Adapt to their needs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Exploit their strengths </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>System agnostic </li></ul></ul>
  12. 12. QR Codes Appearing everywhere! <ul><li>QR = quick response code </li></ul><ul><li>Barcode on Steroids </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Sends phone browser to URL – any URL! </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Tons of free QR creating and scanning apps available </li></ul></ul>
  13. 13. Jump to Electronic Versions – Web, Database or OPAC YouTube Podcast Library Tours Research Guides How to use
  14. 14. Image Credits: http://www.flickr.com/photos/binglib/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/futurestreet/ http://www.uri.edu/library/images/guides/sudoc_vertical.jpg http://www.flickr.com/photos/mc/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/brianwilkins/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/ochrelabs/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/25095603@N07/ THANK YOU!!! Questions? Sarah@CALI.org

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