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Presentations April 14, 2008

Google Docs, Reader, and Email Tools: Unleash the Power of Google (TLA Hands on Lab 2011)

This session guides participants through a variety of Google tools, and participants should already have their own Google account. Topics to be covered include creating and sharing Google documents, using rules for Google email, and setting up Google Reader to organize RSS feeds.

If We Build It, Will They Come?: Library and Technology Use Environmental Scan (TCCTA 2011)

There have been a number of recent studies describing the learning habits and technology usage of the current college age population. Most, if not all of these studies are geared towards four year institutions and not necessarily indicative of a community college population. With this in mind we set out to survey our own students. We modeled our survey on a recently published and highly successful report by Char Booth entitled Informing Innovation: Tracking Student Interest in Emerging Library Technologies at Ohio University (A Research Report), which includes a full lit review, step by step methodology and a well tested sample survey instrument. The presentation will feature a discussion of our process and our results with plenty of time for Q&A.

Some preliminary findings: Students value the library as a quiet place: there were many comments asking us to be more strict about enforcing our no cell phone policy and students reported using the physical library more than the library website. Text messaging is king. Smartphones are prevalent. Students are not very interested in connecting with the library through social networking. In fact, other than Facebook, they don’t use any of the social sites we asked them about.

Feed Me! The Benefits of RSS (TLA 2010)

Learn how you, your library and your patrons can benefit from using RSS. This presentation will include a very brief overview of the technology with the majority of the time spent on practical applications.

More to Google Than You Thought (TLA Hands on Lab 2010)

Experience the capabilities of the free Google applications. Learn to create surveys and accept feedback with Forms; create a Custom Search Engine on a specific topic; follow websites and blogs with Reader; explore Calendars; collaborate using Docs; and more!

Google Gadgets and more (TLA 2009)

A whirlwind tour through the latest Google personalized features. Google is piloting new features constantly, get an overview of what has been released and what’s in the labs, with a particular focus on Google Gadgets.

Social Bookmarking (TLA 2009)

Come learn about social bookmarking (delicious, furl, etc.) including what it is, how you might use it and examples of social bookmarking in practice.

SPLAT – Simple, Practical Library Applications of Web 2.0 Technologies (TLA 2008)

Thanks so much to everyone who came to this session! I hope you found it useful. I forgot to mention it in my presentation, but if you have any questions, please feel free to leave a comment here or email me at ecollier@austincc.edu

Like all of the Net Fair events, this one was recorded. When I find out more about the availability of that audio I’ll add it here.

Library Monsters (TLA 2008)

Thanks so much to everyone who came to this session! I hope you found it useful. I forgot to mention it in my presentation, but if you have any questions, please feel free to leave a comment here or email me at ecollier@austincc.edu

Like all of the Net Fair events, this one was recorded. When I find out more about the availability of that audio I’ll add it here.

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