Webinar: Free and Cheap Web Services for Libraries

Speaker Sarah Houghton-Jan
Sarah Houghton-Jan is the Assistant Director of the San Rafael Public Library. Sarah writes the award-winning blog about library technology, Librarian In Black.  She is also the author of the book Technology Training in Libraries.  Sarah was named a 2009 Library Journal Mover & Shaker as a Trendspotter.  Sarah is ...


Sarah Houghton-Jan is the Assistant Director of the San Rafael Public Library. Sarah writes the award-winning blog about library technology, Librarian In Black.  She is also the author of the book Technology Training in Libraries.  Sarah was named a 2009 Library Journal Mover & Shaker as a Trendspotter.  Sarah is a frequent consultant, speaker, and trainer on issues of libraries, technology, and user experience design.

Full Description
This webinar is part of a 2 for 1 package that includes our "The Future for Libraries" webinar on Tuesday, May 17th.  By registering on this page, you are also signing up to receive the webinar log-in link and archived recording of the earlier session.  Please contact lforshay@metro.org with any questions.
 
Many libraries don't have a dedicated web services staff, much less a single dedicated webmaster. This session is for those libraries struggling to provide innovative web services with little resources to devote to staff, software, or hardware. The articles and blog posts about Web 2.0 and Library 2.0 can sometimes seem impossible to implement in smaller, poorer, and/or under-technology- staffed libraries. But we too can offer excellent online services to our users! Take advantage of the quick and free services that any library can add to its website with minimal time or expertise. This session will cover twenty easy steps that libraries can take to improve their websites with ease. If your library hasn't yet implemented the newest and greatest technologies on its website but wants to, this is the session for you.
 
Who should attend:
Library staff responsible for or interested in providing more extensive web services through their digital branches, with little or no resources or formal technology support.
 
By the end of this program, participants will:
1) Have a list of tools to help them create a better digital branch
2) Understand the pros and cons of various tools and services
3) Know where to find new tools as they emerge
Organizer Laura Forshay

When?

Tue, May. 24, 2011
10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. US/Eastern

How Much?

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Where?

Online