Qr codes for librarians

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Some ready-to-use ideas employing QR Codes in the library program. Dallas Association of School Librarians, February 2011 meeting.

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Qr codes for librarians

  1. 1. QR Codes for Librarians<br />Easy to Use Ideas for your Library Program<br />
  2. 2. Outline <br />Uses of QR Codes around the world<br />Phone Specs and Apps<br />Options for creating QR Codes<br />Setting up a QR Lit Quest<br />Demo and Live Quiz<br />Discussion of implementation and variations<br />
  3. 3. QR Codes Around the World<br />
  4. 4. A Print to Digital Connection<br />
  5. 5. Street Kiosk in United Kingdom<br />
  6. 6. Even at Cowboys Stadium!<br />
  7. 7. For Wine Connoisseurs<br />
  8. 8. Hip and Fashionable (to geeks)<br />
  9. 9. Phone Requirements<br />Good Quality Camera<br />Ability to load a QR Reader App (free)<br />Internet/Data plan is helpful, but not essential to the QR Lit Quest<br />
  10. 10. From Consumer to Producer<br />A QR Code tells the phone what to do. The person generating the Code can make the phone:<br />Display Text<br />Send an Email<br />Go to a Web page<br />Send a text message<br />Add event to calendar<br />Display contact information to store on phone<br />
  11. 11. QR Code Generators<br />The Generator used for QR Literature Quests is at http://zxing.appspot.com/generator/<br />There are many others, including BeeTagg, which I use to make links to Online Book Trailers<br />http://www.beetagg.com<br />
  12. 12. Setting up a QR Literature Quest<br />Select books from College-Bound Reading List that have interesting opening lines.<br />Create text generating QR Codes<br />Create and entry form using Google Forms<br />Distribute secret codes and publicity materials promising great prizes<br />
  13. 13. Video of QR Quest Live Action<br />
  14. 14. Join the QR Lit Quest Blog<br />All the directions, links for setting up Quest are on the blog:<br />http://qrlitquest.blogspot.com/<br />If you plan on doing your own QR Lit Quest join the blog and add comments<br />

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