Webinar

InfoPeople: OpenOffice - What Libraries Need to Know

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When: 
03/18/2010 - 7:00pm America/Los_Angeles
Duration: 
One Hour

Are you curious about a free, open source alternative to Microsoft Office? Meet OpenOffice, the leading open-source office suite for word processing, spreadsheets, presentations, graphics, databases and more. Learn how it measures up to the competition, how it can be used in libraries and other factors that will help you decide if OpenOffice is for you.

At the end of the webinar, participants will:

·         Be familiar with the platform requirements for running OpenOffice

BCR: Finding the Silver Lining: Cloud Computing and Libraries

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When: 
03/05/2010 - 6:00pm America/Los_Angeles
Duration: 
One Hour

Description
There was tons of buzz surrounding the technology term “cloud computing” in 2009 - but what is it? And more importantly, what will it mean for you in 2010 and beyond? This hour-long session by Marisa Wood will explore the basic concept of cloud computing as well as just a few of the advantages that cloud computing offers both libraries and individuals.

WebJunction: Libraries Go Boom! Library Service to Older Adults and Baby Boomers

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When: 
04/06/2010 - 6:00pm America/Los_Angeles
Duration: 
One Hour
Douglas C. Lord, of the Connecticut State Library and active WebJunction contributor will share best practices related to services to older adults with a special emphasis on the baby boom generation. We'll discuss the characteristics and needs of boomers, and share ideas on how library programming can respond to those needs. We'll also look at what the future holds as boomers continue to age and the next generation enters seniority.

WebJunction: Library Images and Video: Engage, Inspire and Tell your Story

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When: 
03/30/2010 - 6:00pm America/Los_Angeles
Duration: 
One Hour
In this entertaining and heartwarming presentation you will learn how two librarians teamed up to advocate more effectively (and boldly) while staying true to the personality of the communities, the libraries and the staff they serve. You and your library really can market your services and engage more effectively, and images, video and authenticity can be a key! Learn how you too can use images and video creatively and effectively to inspire Libraryland, engage the communities you serve boost staff morale and get more enjoyment from your job.

WebJunction: Implementing an Online Help Desk Using Event Tracker

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When: 
03/16/2010 - 6:00pm America/Los_Angeles
Duration: 
One Hour
Event Tracker is a tool within WebJunction's free set of tools called TechAtlas for Libraries which allows users to create an online "help desk" so they can track all of the requests and solutions to computer troubles in the library. When a staff member reports the problem using the web-based form, TechAtlas notifies the designated technical support staff by e-mail. After the problem has been resolved, there is space in Event Tracker to include the solution.

WebJunction: TechAtlas for Libraries - Inventory Tools

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When: 
03/10/2010 - 6:00pm America/Los_Angeles
Duration: 
One Hour
Join WebJunction as they explore the technology inventory tool features in their free resource, TechAtlas for Libraries. The TechAtlas tools can help your library build a complete inventory of your technology resources - everything from computers to digital cameras. You can even use a great set of automated inventory tools to help make the process easier. Participants will be lead through a live demonstration of TechAtlas and hear best practices about inventory management. Presented by Kendra Morgan.

Green Tech Tips from Microsoft for Large Organizations

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When: 
01/01/2010 - 7:00pm America/Los_Angeles
Duration: 
45 minutes
TechSoup Talks and Microsoft will be conducting two free webinars which will help nonprofits and libraries learn how to reduce the environmental impact of their information technology and how to effectively use IT to improve their organizations’ efficiency. We’ll discuss ways that greening IT can help reduce energy, resource usage and costs.

Avoid the Junk: How to Get Quality Used Computers

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When: 
01/28/2010 - 7:00pm America/Los_Angeles
Duration: 
one hour
Join TechSoup for a webinar about procuring refurbished computers. Learn how you can get the computer equipment you need at the lowest cost while at the same time ensuring that you get high quality PCs that you can depend on.

TechSoup's Becky Wiegand will interview Jim Lynch and Matthew Halden who run TechSoup's GreenTech Initiative and Refurbished Computer Initiative, respectively. In addition, we'll hear from a nonprofit with about their experiences, best practices, and tips.

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Integrating Social Media into Your Website

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When: 
02/04/2010 - 7:00pm America/Los_Angeles
Duration: 
one hour

Back by popular demand! The first session filled up, so we're offering another one.

More and more organizations are benefiting from using social media tools like blogs, Facebook, and Twitter in their online communications. While the tools can be relatively straightforward to learn and adopt, many organizations struggle with how to effectively align messaging and communications across their online channels.

An Overview of Website Accessibility

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When: 
01/14/2010 - 7:00pm America/Los_Angeles
Duration: 
One hour
Implementation of web accessibility can seem excessively complicated. However, the best accessibility practices dovetail with good overall usability and are easy to implement via standard tools such as templates and cascading style sheets (CSS). This session will cover topics such as understanding the difference between various accessibility guidelines, avoiding common accessibility errors, when (and when not) to rely on automatic accessibility checkers, and unexpected populations that benefit from accessible websites.

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