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Continuing the Conversation: WordPress Basics

Submitted by Daniel A. Freeman on June 14, 2012 - 2:17pm

We just wrapped up the ALA TechSource Workshop WordPress Basics: What WordPress can do for Your Library with Polly-Alida Farrington and Amanda Goodman. The slides from the event, which contain some fantastic resources, are posted below.

If you want to go more in-depth with WordPress, go to the ALA Store and learn more about Polly and Amanda’s six-week eCourse, Using WordPress to Build Library Websites. This course gives you the chance to go way-more in-depth and actually build a website!

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Continuing the Conversation: Drupal Basics

Submitted by Daniel A. Freeman on May 30, 2012 - 2:38pm

We just wrapped up the latest iteration of Sean Fitzpatrick’s workshop Drupal Basics: What Drupal can do For Your Library. If you didn’t have a chance to attend, check out Sean’s slides, posted below!

If you want to go more in-depth with Drupal, go to the ALA Store and learn more about Sean’s six-week eCourse, Using Drupal to Build Library Websites. This course gives you the chance to go way-more in-depth and actually build a website! Read More »


Continuing the Conversation: Gadgets in the Library

Submitted by Daniel A. Freeman on May 24, 2012 - 2:16pm
We just wrapped up the latest iteration of Jason Griffey’s workshop Gadget’s in the Library. Read More »

Continuing the Conversation: Integrating eBooks and eReaders into Your Library

Submitted by Daniel A. Freeman on April 11, 2012 - 3:20pm

We just wrapped up Sue Polanka’s popular workshop Integrating eBooks and eReaders into Your Library. Sue led a fantastic event with some great discussion!

The readings, resources and slides for the event are listed below. Have further questions or comments? Whether you participated in the event or not, feel free to chime in via the comments area below!

The Readings for Today’s Workshop:

Session 1: Purchasing eBooks for Libraries Read More »


Greening Your Library: Save Money and the Environment

Submitted by Daniel A. Freeman on March 31, 2012 - 9:37pm

Your library is vital to connecting citizens with the knowledge and tools to change habits and lessen our impact on the Earth’s limited resources, and it all starts with leading by example. In this workshop Kathryn Miller, author of Public Libraries Going Green, will discuss practical ideas for how to become green, teach green, and lead green.  Miller will introduce environmentally-friendly, money-saving initiatives that fit your existing building and services. Ideas for hands-on activities, such as rain barrels or butterfly gardens, will help you raise awareness and get your community involved.

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Continuing the Conversation: Integrating iPads and Tablet Computers into Library Services

Submitted by Daniel A. Freeman on March 15, 2012 - 12:08pm
We just wrapped up our popular workshop Integrating iPads and Tablet Computers into Library Services. Today’s workshop was particularly noteworthy in light of Apple’s recent rollout of the iPad 3.

The readings, resources and slides for the event are listed below. Have further questions or comments? Whether you participated in the event or not, feel free to chime in via the comments area below!

The Readings for This’s Workshop:
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Continuing the Conversation: Taking Embedded Librarianship to the Next Level

Submitted by Daniel A. Freeman on February 22, 2012 - 5:13pm
We just wrapped up Buffy Hamilton’s workshop Taking Embedded Librarianship to the Next Level. The readings, resources and slides for the event are listed below. Have further questions or comments? Whether you participated in the event or not, feel free to chime in via the comments area below!
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Continuing the Conversation: How to go High-Tech on a Tight Budget (Part 2)

Submitted by Daniel A. Freeman on February 8, 2012 - 3:36pm

We just wrapped up the second session of Maurice Coleman and Robin Hastings’ workshop How to Go High-Tech on a Tight Budget. The resources and slides for the event are listed below. Have further questions or comments? Whether you participated in the event or not, feel free to chime in via the comments area below!

Maurice's and Robn's web page for resource links: Read More »


Continuing the Conversation: How to go High-Tech on a Tight Budget

Submitted by Daniel A. Freeman on February 1, 2012 - 3:35pm

We just wrapped up the first session of Maurice Coleman and Robin Hastings’ workshop How to Go High-Tech on a Tight Budget. The readings, resources and slides for the event are listed below. Have further questions or comments? Whether you participated in the event or not, feel free to chime in via the comments area below!

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Archive of the 2012 ALA Midwinter Tech Wrapup

Submitted by Daniel A. Freeman on January 30, 2012 - 2:19pm

The 2012 ALA TechSource Midwinter Tech Wrap-up was a huge success. We had great presentations from our panel, and great participation from our audience.

If you missed the event, or want to experience it again, you can view the video archive of the event here.

Again, the URL for the archive is: https://alapublishing.webex.com/alapublishing/lsr.php?AT=pb&SP=EC&rID=4742212&rKey=1b36dc291d7a1f59 

The slides from all panelists are below. Read More »