Know Enough Technology to be Dangerous and Helpful Neil Krasnoff
H ow much knowledge is needed?  E  every browser L   ove computers (no matter what) P  retend you know F   ile conversion ...
Why be Helpful? Technology problems can be stressful If library staff can't or won't help, what message does that send? Wh...
Solutions to common problems Problem #1: Student worked at home and file won't work at school   Solution:  File Conversion...
Solutions (continued) Problem #2-Internet program or Web page is not working or completely blank Solution-Try  every Inter...
Solutions (continued) Problem #3-Library Computers run slowly or don't work Solutions: This much be unacceptable to you!!!...
Preventative Maintenance for Computers Update Regularly      These Updates should be done monthly at least Windows      Up...
Other Preventative Maintenance Essentials <ul><ul><li>Keep Virus protection up to date </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Restart ...
Let's Review 'How to be Helpful&quot; H ow much knowledge needed? Not much! E  every Internet browser L   ove computers (k...
Now lets get Dangerous! D   iigo A   lways learn-Twitter! N   ot just about books! G   o beyond the walls of the library E...
Diigo-The Triple Threat <ul><li> www.diigo.com </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Online Library for sharing links </li></ul></ul><ul><...
Diigo as Online Library and research tool <ul><ul><li>Store and tag all your useful links as you find them </li></ul></ul>...
Diigo as Professional Learning Network <ul><ul><li>Follow top librarians such as Joyce Valenza, Shannon Miller and Cathy O...
Twitter-Gateway to the World <ul><ul><li>Follow the best educators and techies in the world </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Int...
Risk Taking <ul><ul><li>E-book readers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Serving mobile users: Ipads, Smart Phones, etc </li></ul...
Smart Phones-Essential Tools <ul><ul><li>A Librarian without a smart phone is like a mechanic without a car </li></ul></ul...
So how can librarians be Dangerous? D   iigo A  lways learn -Twitter! N   ot just about books! G   o beyond the walls of t...
Let's Continue the Discussion On Twitter @txlibraryguy On Diigo: txlibraryguy On Slideshare: txlibraryguy Or if you absolu...
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Know enough technology to be dangerous and helpful

  1. 1. Know Enough Technology to be Dangerous and Helpful Neil Krasnoff
  2. 2. H ow much knowledge is needed?  E every browser L ove computers (no matter what) P retend you know F ile conversion online U pdate regularly L ook it up!
  3. 3. Why be Helpful? Technology problems can be stressful If library staff can't or won't help, what message does that send? When these students and staff come to you, first smile and pretend you know how to solve their problem
  4. 4. Solutions to common problems Problem #1: Student worked at home and file won't work at school   Solution: File Conversion Online   Easy to use utilities: Comet Docs- http://www.cometdocs.com/ ZamZar- http://www.zamzar.com      
  5. 5. Solutions (continued) Problem #2-Internet program or Web page is not working or completely blank Solution-Try every Internet Browser Latest versions these 3 browsers should be on all library computers
  6. 6. Solutions (continued) Problem #3-Library Computers run slowly or don't work Solutions: This much be unacceptable to you!!!                 Preventative maintenance (next slide)
  7. 7. Preventative Maintenance for Computers Update Regularly     These Updates should be done monthly at least Windows      Update If icons show up, click on them and install If you run Deep Freeze, unfreeze before update
  8. 8. Other Preventative Maintenance Essentials <ul><ul><li>Keep Virus protection up to date </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Restart computers regularly </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Uninstall unused programs  </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Let's Review 'How to be Helpful&quot; H ow much knowledge needed? Not much! E  every Internet browser L   ove computers (keep up to date) P  retend you know F   ile conversion online U   pdate regularly L   ook it up!
  10. 10. Now lets get Dangerous! D iigo A lways learn-Twitter! N ot just about books! G o beyond the walls of the library E vernote R isk taking O penness and sharing U se Media and Web 2.0 S mart Phones
  11. 11. Diigo-The Triple Threat <ul><li> www.diigo.com </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Online Library for sharing links </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Professional Learning Network </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Notetaking Toolbar for student projects </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Evernote:  http://www.evernote.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>More specialized for notetaking </li></ul>
  12. 12. Diigo as Online Library and research tool <ul><ul><li>Store and tag all your useful links as you find them </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Share all or part of your library with teachers and students </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Use Firefox toolbar to annotate, highlight and organize info </li></ul></ul>
  13. 13. Diigo as Professional Learning Network <ul><ul><li>Follow top librarians such as Joyce Valenza, Shannon Miller and Cathy Oxley </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Subscribe to groups such as Classroom 2.0, Teacher-Librarians, and QR Codes in Education </li></ul></ul>
  14. 14. Twitter-Gateway to the World <ul><ul><li>Follow the best educators and techies in the world </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Interact with top librarians, get a boost and affirmation: @buffyhamilton and @gwynethjones are must follows! </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Gain perspective  world events  </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Network and collaborate globally </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Win SWAG! </li></ul></ul>
  15. 15. Risk Taking <ul><ul><li>E-book readers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Serving mobile users: Ipads, Smart Phones, etc </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Innovative Programs and Promotion </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Online chat for research assistance </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Ideas from our studio audience on www.wiffiti.com/screens/33830 </li></ul><ul><li>Text to 87884  </li></ul><ul><li>Body of message: @wif33830 + your message </li></ul>
  16. 16. Smart Phones-Essential Tools <ul><ul><li>A Librarian without a smart phone is like a mechanic without a car </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Must be able to assist users with Library catalog, Database  </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Great for instant feedback, productivity and organization </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Monitor essential email </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Help others 'get smart' </li></ul></ul>
  17. 17. So how can librarians be Dangerous? D   iigo A  lways learn -Twitter! N   ot just about books! G   o beyond the walls of the library E  vernote R   isk taking O   penness and sharing U   se Media and Web 2.0 S  mart Phones
  18. 18. Let's Continue the Discussion On Twitter @txlibraryguy On Diigo: txlibraryguy On Slideshare: txlibraryguy Or if you absolutely must be old-fashioned: [email_address]

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