Coming up in May, METRO will be screening a two-part ALA Techsource webinar on "Gadgets in the Library - A Practical Guide to Personal Electronics for Librarians" with speaker Jason Griffey. Jason is associate professor and head of library information technology at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, a 2009 Library Journal "Mover and Shaker," and author of the book "Mobile Technology and Libraries."
From the course description:
From the iPad to eReaders, gadgets are everywhere. As these personal electronic devices become ubiquitous in everyday life, it's essential that libraries are fluent in their language. Whether your library wants to use these items in its services or purchase them to lend out to patrons, this interactive workshop will provide the foundation for bringing your library into the future through gadgets.
Both sessions will be screened at the METRO Training Center and are free of charge and open to all, however registration is required.
Session 1 on Tablets and E-Readers will take place on Thursday, May 10th. See http://metro.org/events/191/ for details and registration.
Session 2 with more on E-Readers, plus 3D printing, hackerspaces and best practices will take place on Thursday, May 24, 2012. See http://metro.org/events/192/ for details and registration.