Webinar: Three Tech Tools, One Objective: Improving Library Services

Speaker Valerie Forrestal, Barbara Arnett, P. Charles Livermore, Ben Turner
Valerie Forrestal is the Communications and New Media Strategies Librarian at Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken, NJ. Her focus is on innovation and digital strategies in libraries, specifically in educational technology and social media for marketing and communications. Barbara Arnett is the Web Services Librarian at Stevens Institute of ...


Valerie Forrestal is the Communications and New Media Strategies Librarian at Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken, NJ. Her focus is on innovation and digital strategies in libraries, specifically in educational technology and social media for marketing and communications.



Barbara Arnett is the Web Services Librarian at Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken, New Jersey. She works on web technology projects in the library, and is currently getting her M.S. in Computer Science.



P. Charles Livermore is an Associate Professor and eBrarian at St. John’s University. For the past 38 years he has worked in both public and academic libraries. He has worked in the reference department at the University since 1987 and is now also the coordinator of St. John’s Universities’ online reference service.



Ben Turner presently serves as Instructional Librarian at St. John's University, Queens Campus Library. He previously worked at Queens Public Library as a Public Services and Young Adults Librarian.

Full Description
Who should attend:
Librarians, library workers, students, and information professionals interested in learning more about innovative uses of technology to improve basic library services

Description:
This 90-minute webinar will introduce participants to three innovative ways to improve library services. First, Valerie Forrestal and Barbara Arnett will discuss the creation of a javascript bookmarket that can be used in any browser to execute a search of library resources from any web page. To make it easier for students at the Stevens Institute of Technology to search library resources, they created a Javascript bookmarket that eliminates the step of having to go to the library website first before searching. P. Charles Livermore will focus on LibAnswers as an inexpensive online reference service, demonstrating the features of LibAnswers from the perspectives of both the user and the librarian. It will include question submissions from both online form and the SMS texting module – how each is answered – and the statistical and analytical features offered by the system. Finally, Benjamin Turner will discuss Quick Response (QR). In this session, you will learn about Quick Response (QR) codes, which can be embedded in library signage, handouts and other printed material, and which will direct users of mobile devices to pertinent Web resources, such as subject guides, contact information, and instructional videos and podcasts.

By the end of this program, participants will:
• Learn about the importance of adding discovery layers and tools to library resources
• Be familiar with the features and operation of the LibAnswers online reference service
• Learn how to create and read QR codes and understand how libraries are currently using them
 
Organizer Laura Forshay

When?

Thu, Dec. 9, 2010
1 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. US/Central

How Much?

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