Using Technology in Library Management: Skills for More Efficient Administration and Communication

Speaker Kenley Neufeld

Kenley Neufeld is the Library Director at Santa Barbara City College. As an active member of the American Library Association, Kenley has been Chair of the Community and Junior College Libraries Section of ACRL and Chair of ALA Committee on Education, in addition to numerous other committees.

This is a two-part webinar screening that will be held at the METRO Training Center.  By registering on this page, you also register to attend the second part on Thursday, June 9th from 2:30 PM to 4:00 PM.
From staff supervision to budgets, the work of the library administrator is never done. In this  webinar screening, library director and technology expert Kenley Neufeld offers simple, practical steps for using free or low-cost technology to help make library administration and communication with staff more effective and efficient. You'll learn to implement new communication tools, use cloud-based tools such as Google Docs for document collaboration, solve problems using social media, and manage stress for more effective listening and communication.

Topics Covered in This Workshop Include:
Session 1:
     Better Communication through Technology
     Communicating via Text and Instant Message, and using a Smart Phone
     Integrating Around Google: Using Google Voice, G-Mail, Google Docs and other Google Tools
     Staying Connected with tools like GroupMe, Boxcar, Twitter and Facebook
     How to use these tools to stay informed
Session 2:
     Increasing Your Efficiency as a Manager
     Using Calendar tools like Google Calendar, Doodle and RTM
     Making collaboration easier with Google Docs
     Using Dropbox: A lifesaver
     Preliminary Materials
*Please Read or View the Following Materials Before the Workshop*
Pamela Paul, Don’t Call me, I Won’t Call You. New York Times, March 18th, 2011.
Christopher Groscurth, Ten Things Facebook has Taught Us.
Examples of Dropbox Use (Pick 2-3 articles of interest from this list)
Meredith Farkas, Dipping Into The Stream. American Libraries, April 20th, 2010.
Organizer Laura Forshay


Thu, Jun. 2, 2011
2:30 p.m. - 4 p.m. US/Eastern

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METRO Training Center (4th floor)
57 E. 11th Street
New York, NY 10003